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Public health experts urge government to invest in public health

Wednesday, 19 September, 2018 - 21:30

The NZ College of Public Health Medicine (NZCPHM) urged the government to prioritise public health at the College’s 10-year Anniversary Dinner in Wellington.

The event was attended by the Minister of Health, Hon David Clark, as well as public health experts from all over the country.

Increasing evidence shows sugar taxes ineffective - NZBC

Thursday, 13 September, 2018 - 08:09

The New Zealand Beverage Council (NZBC) says that calls for a sugar tax on sugar-sweetened beverages are misguided and there is increasing international evidence that shows sugar taxes are ineffective in reducing obesity.

September baby boom prompts advice on early life nutrition

Wednesday, 5 September, 2018 - 15:50

September is officially the baby arrival month, with more children born in September than any other month and 30th September the most common birth date in New Zealand[1].

Major report on economic cost of Arthritis in NZ

Wednesday, 5 September, 2018 - 08:30

A major report on the economic cost of Arthritis in New Zealand will be launched in parliament on Wednesday September 5th by Arthritis New Zealand. The findings in the report have major implications for how arthritis is managed in the health system.

Otago researchers call for national healthy food policy for schools

Monday, 3 September, 2018 - 14:22

Otago researchers are among a group recommending a national health food policy for all schools be adopted, as diet-related diseases become a significant issue for New Zealand.

Symposium to tackle diet-related disease in NZ

Monday, 3 September, 2018 - 10:38

Unhealthy diet is the leading preventable risk for poor health in New Zealand. Diet-related diseases (and how we manage them) is becoming a pressing issue for the country.

'Brief sleep intervention works long-term to prevent child obesity'

Monday, 3 September, 2018 - 09:20

When it comes to obesity prevention, sleep is not usually something that springs to mind, but a University of Otago research team has found we should not underestimate its importance.

Dad's vital role in well being of their kids - Early Life Nutrition Coalition

Friday, 31 August, 2018 - 11:03

Dad’s influence on their child’s health begins long before they celebrate becoming a father

BOPDHB meets give out of six health targets

Friday, 31 August, 2018 - 08:34

Five out of six health targets have been met by the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) in the latest figures revealed by the Ministry of Health.

Red Nose Day aims to be 'bigger than ever'

Thursday, 30 August, 2018 - 09:08

Cure Kids’ annual Red Nose Day returns this September and aims to be bigger than ever, with Kiwis invited to enjoy a range of activities throughout the month to raise more than $1 million towards vital research to improve, extend and save the lives of Kiwi kids.