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Bulls and Dannevirke tobacco retailers fail undercover operations

Wednesday, 22 May, 2019 - 14:45

Two tobacco retailers sold cigarettes to a teenager during recent tobacco controlled purchase operations (CPOs) carried out by MidCentral District Health Board’s (MDHB) Public Health Service. The retailers were Mobil Bulls in Bulls and Good Value $2 Shop in Dannevirke.

Study shows inequality in access to life saving AEDs

Monday, 20 May, 2019 - 08:44

Early defibrillation is a key factor in surviving an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, something that can be done by bystanders accessing and using AEDs (automated external defibrillators) within the community.

Record number of illegal cigarette sales to teenagers

Tuesday, 14 May, 2019 - 14:53

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) last month identified nine retailers illegally selling tobacco to teenagers over just a two-week period.

Home visits expand Tu Mahi workplace wellness programme - HDC

Thursday, 9 May, 2019 - 09:34

A project to expand Gisborne-based Turanga Health’s workplace wellness programme with follow up home visits is ensuring at-risk clients have access to wrap-around services.

Govt's 'official view' on vaping changes

Wednesday, 8 May, 2019 - 07:43

The Government is set to publicly revise its view on vaping with details of its new position and legislative timetable released today by two key vaping industry leaders.

Another missed opportunity from The Project on vaping - Hapai te Hauora

Tuesday, 7 May, 2019 - 10:41

Hāpai te Hauora is calling for TV show, The Project, to seek expert advice on vaping before developing unhelpful media content.

Research For Life awards money to medical researchers

Monday, 6 May, 2019 - 14:49

Wellington-based medical researchers have received $149,340 in Research For Life’s first funding round for 2019.

Two is better than one when quitting - research

Wednesday, 24 April, 2019 - 10:13

Smokers have a better chance of quitting if they use nicotine gum or another short-acting nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) together with a patch, rather than just one or the other.

Retailer sold cigarettes illegally to minor in Tasman - DHB

Thursday, 18 April, 2019 - 11:34

A tobacco retailer in the Tasman area has sold cigarettes to a 15-year-old volunteer in a tobacco controlled purchase operation which was undertaken by the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service (PHS) this week.

More women registering with a midwife early in pregnancy - Report

Wednesday, 17 April, 2019 - 12:10

The latest Report on Maternity has been released by the Ministry of Health and the work of midwives continues to contribute to improving outcomes for New Zealand women and their babies.