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Literature Review Identifies The Barriers To Breastfeeding For Maori And Pacific Mothers In New Zealand

Wednesday, 22 September, 2010 - 15:56

A recent review reveals our breastfeeding rates do not meet the national targets set by the Ministry of Health in 2000. The breastfeeding rates particularly for Maori and Pacific are well below the rates for non Maori and non Pacific mothers from six weeks to six months.

Literature Review Identifies The Barriers To Breastfeeding For Maori And Pacific Mothers In New Zealand

Wednesday, 22 September, 2010 - 15:54

A recent review reveals our breastfeeding rates do not meet the national targets set by the Ministry of Health in 2000. The breastfeeding rates particularly for Maori and Pacific are well below the rates for non Maori and non Pacific mothers from six weeks to six months.

Legislation Still Stands For Smoking Areas

Friday, 17 September, 2010 - 12:34

Waikato District Health Board's Population Health staff are warning owners of licensed premises in the Waikato that old bad habits creeping back in will not be tolerated.

Doctor Wants Drinking Programme To Go Nationwide

Friday, 3 September, 2010 - 16:12

By Mary Longmore of NZPA

Wellington, Sept 3 NZPA - A Wanganui doctor who invented a computer programme to help GPs and nurses identify and help problem drinkers wants to see it installed nationally.

Women Urged To Be Vigilant Over Gynaecological Cancer

Tuesday, 31 August, 2010 - 17:08

Wellington, Aug 31 NZPA- Tomorrow is the start of Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month, raising awareness of a disease which kills one woman a day in New Zealand.

Higher Prices Mean Less Smoking, Less Tobacco Production/Importation

Monday, 30 August, 2010 - 17:59

New Zealanders are smoking 1.3 billion fewer cigarettes a year than ten years ago, according to data produced by Statistics New Zealand for the Smokefree Coalition.

Anti-Smoking Drug Linked To Suicide, Lobby Group Says

Monday, 30 August, 2010 - 17:28

Wellington, Aug 30 NZPA- The Government is denying links between an anti-smoking drug and suicide after being accused of hypocrisy by a community action group.

Northland Health Target Data Released

Monday, 30 August, 2010 - 12:12

The end of year results of the 2009/10 Health Targets have been published within national and local newspapers and our results show a solid end of year achievement with an overall increase of performance in all areas.

Government Hypocrisy On Suicide

Monday, 30 August, 2010 - 07:28

CASPER (Community Action on Suicide Prevention, Education & Research) is accusing the government of hypocrisy following its decision to subsidise anti-smoking drug Champix.

Cigarette Sales Down Since Tax Increase

Monday, 30 August, 2010 - 05:04

Cigarette sales have fallen 15 percent since Parliament raised the tax on cigarettes and tobacco, an anti-smoking lobby group says.

Parliament in April voted 118-4 to raise the tax by 10 percent.