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Spike in synthetic cannabis related incidents and deaths

Friday, 21 July, 2017 - 15:27

St John and Auckland District Health Board and are asking the public to refrain from taking synthetic cannabis products due the detrimental effect they are having on health, lives, and emergency health care.

Kids continue to be exposed to second-hand smoke in cars

Friday, 7 July, 2017 - 06:00

New evidence shows one in five children continue to be exposed to smoking in cars, and that exposure even increased in 2015.

Pathways to achieve smokefree NZ by 2025

Thursday, 29 June, 2017 - 09:30

New modelling research has shown the major ways for reducing smoking on the path to New Zealand’s smokefree goal by 2025. University of Otago, Wellington researchers are calling for these new measures to be considered by the New Zealand Government.

Committee says more needs to be done to prevent infant deaths

Thursday, 22 June, 2017 - 05:00

The Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC) is calling for the Government’s SUDI Prevention Programme to better serve whānau and families to prevent babies dying from sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI).

How legalising cannabis can help society - Chris Wilkins

Wednesday, 21 June, 2017 - 09:36

Leading drug researcher Associate Professor Chris Wilkins from Massey University’s SHORE and Whāriki Research Centre is calling for the adoption of a not-for-profit public health model for recreational cannabis.

Study hopes to lead to better health results for tamariki

Thursday, 15 June, 2017 - 15:06

A new study involving University of Waikato and Waikato Hospital staff will evaluate if an organised holistic approach improves health and wellbeing outcomes for Māori children admitted to hospital.

Supreme Court decision 'a win for patient health'

Wednesday, 14 June, 2017 - 15:08

Waitemata District Health Board welcomes today’s decision in the Supreme Court to uphold its smokefree policy.

NZ 'a nation of sports watchers on the couch'

Sunday, 11 June, 2017 - 08:03

New Zealand guys need to get out and start exercising more or the severe preventable death rate will continue to soar, a leading national exercise expert says.

Cantabs welcome fresh air at outdoor venues

Friday, 2 June, 2017 - 14:50

The results are in and they show Cantabrians are excited about smokefree venues. Even better, people are actively choosing to support venues that have smokefree outdoor dining areas.

Study outlines risk factors behind sudden deaths of infants

Friday, 2 June, 2017 - 09:49

The combination of bed sharing and maternal smoking is extremely hazardous for infants, giving rise to a 32-fold increase in the risk of sudden unexpected death in infancy, new research has found.

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