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Publication of Health Survey’s key results

Thursday, 15 November, 2018 - 19:01

The Ministry of Health has today published key Tier 1 statistics from the New Zealand Health Survey 2017/18. The Health Survey collects information on the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders, and helps the Ministry identify key issues and monitor trends.

Loss of tax behind extreme anti-vaping laws - research

Thursday, 15 November, 2018 - 09:54

Smoking rates among men in Asia remain extraordinarily high by world standards, with Indonesian men aged 15 and over leading at 76.2 percent.

The Marlin Hotel Goes Smokefree

Tuesday, 13 November, 2018 - 13:45

The only smoking you will find at the Marlin Hotel in Whangaroa is smoked marlin on the menu. The Marlin Hotel has gone totally smokefree and believed to be the first ‘local pub’ in Northland to do so.

New health group to tackle much-needed health prevention measures

Wednesday, 7 November, 2018 - 18:00

One-third of premature death and disability in New Zealand is caused by smoking, alcohol, obesity and unhealthy diets, yet less than a half a percent of the health budget is spent on preventing that damage, say a new health group launched today in parliament.

The time is right to ban smoking in cars with kids - Cancer Society

Wednesday, 7 November, 2018 - 15:15

The Cancer Society say the time is right to protect the thousands of children exposed to a cocktail of pollutants in smoke-filled cars every day. Cancer Society is lending its support to a petition launched this week calling for a ban on smoking in cars with children.

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.