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New initiative launched by Northland DHB

Tuesday, 30 October, 2018 - 15:22

A new waiata ‘You are Woman’ launched at Pehiāweri Marae in Tikipunga today marked the beginning of new initiative by Northland DHB and service providers to ensure the health and wellbeing of expectant mothers are nurtured throughout their pregnancy and for the first five years of their ba

Mental health impact a legacy of WWI?

Tuesday, 30 October, 2018 - 11:57

Massey University war historian Professor Glyn Harper says that mental health problems are one of New Zealand’s main legacies of the immense health impact from the First World War.

Military historian highlights mental health impact of WWI on NZers

Tuesday, 30 October, 2018 - 09:43

Massey University war historian Professor Glyn Harper says that mental health problems are one of New Zealand’s main legacies of the immense health impact from the First World War.

'Urgent action needed' to prevent 8,000 cancer diagnoses each year

Sunday, 28 October, 2018 - 17:01

Around 8,000 New Zealanders are diagnosed with potentially preventable cancer each year and bold action is needed to curb the dramatic harm caused by the "big three" risk factors: obesity, alcohol and tobacco.

Whanganui and Ashhurst tobacco retailers fail operations

Friday, 26 October, 2018 - 16:46

Three retailers sold tobacco products to a 15-year-old volunteer during recent controlled purchase operations carried out by MidCentral DHB Public Health Services. The retailers were Lite Up Wanganui, Fitzherbert Avenue Dairy in Whanganui and Ashhurst Service Centre, Ashhurst.

Northland DHB: Whangarei moves closer to Smokefree 2025

Friday, 26 October, 2018 - 13:08

Yesterday Whangarei District Council (WDC) made history as the first of Northland’s three councils to introduce a comprehensive progressive smokefree policy.

One-third of Kiwis may drink hazardously their entire adult lives

Friday, 26 October, 2018 - 09:38

"Our results suggest that, for the most part, we have quite stable drinking patterns across the lifespan.

Irish Famine victims were heavy smokers - research

Wednesday, 24 October, 2018 - 09:24

Irish Famine victims were heavy smokers which caused badly rotten teeth, researchers from the University of Otago and Queen’s University Belfast, in Ireland, have discovered.

'Flavoured capsule cigarettes pose a threat to smokefree goals'

Tuesday, 23 October, 2018 - 09:20

New research from ASPIRE2025, a University of Otago research theme, challenges tobacco companies’ claims they are working towards a smokefree world and suggests young people are vulnerable to tobacco companies’ product innovations.

Domestic fires can affect more than just kid's breathing - research

Friday, 19 October, 2018 - 14:24

New Zealand research just published in the European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Allergy) has found that smoke from domestic fires may cause not only respiratory diseases in children, but skin conditions too.