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Strong Public Support For Smokefree New Zealand By 2020

Tuesday, 3 August, 2010 - 15:51

A new survey conducted for Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) by research company UMR shows that nearly two in three New Zealanders support ending commercial tobacco sales by 2020.

Britain is the ‘Fat Capital’ of Europe

Friday, 30 July, 2010 - 05:54

Britain is the ‘fat capital’ of Europe, according to researchers from the University of Madrid’s School of Medicine. Huzzah! We’re leading Europe in yet another category, along with teenage pregnancies and knife crime.

Cannabis And Depression Study Proves Need For Drug Law Reform

Sunday, 18 July, 2010 - 20:10

A study suggesting a link between early cannabis use and depression provides further evidence in support of reforming the Misuse of Drugs Act, said NORML President Phil Saxby today.

New Approach To Prisoners' Health Needed

Friday, 16 July, 2010 - 15:19

A custodial approach to managing inmates' behaviour is taking priority over their health needs, says the National Health Committee in a report describing numerous inadequacies in prison health services.

Dramatic Drop In Youth Smokers - Survey

Thursday, 15 July, 2010 - 04:08

Wellington, July 15 NZPA - A new survey has revealed a dramatic drop in the numbers of youth smokers in New Zealand over the past decade.

More Smokers Quit In May

Wednesday, 14 July, 2010 - 14:58

Hitting smokers harder in their pocket has prompted a surge of nearly 4000 more smokers attempting to quit, says Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia. "This is wonderful news.

Asia-Pacific To Be Hit Hard By Smoking Epidemic

Wednesday, 14 July, 2010 - 10:23

The number of people dying from smoking-related lung cancer over the next two decades is expected to double, if current smoking habits in Asia remain unchanged.

Obesity Activist's Attack On Government Won't Slim The Nation

Tuesday, 13 July, 2010 - 12:40

An obesity activist's attack on practical Government initiatives to promote healthier lifestyles for New Zealanders ignores the good work being done and does nothing to reduce obesity in New Zealand, says Food and Grocery Council (FGC) Chief Executive, Katherine Rich.

Researchers Identify Genetic Marker For Aortic Aneurysm Risk

Monday, 12 July, 2010 - 18:04

Wellington, July 12 NZPA - A new genetic marker for abdominal aortic aneurysm risk and other common diseases of arteries and veins has been identified with the help of New Zealand researchers.