Articles for category: Health

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Vision impaired Kiwis warned to avoid unregistered optometry staff – ODOB

Hundreds of thousands of Kiwis who require screening for a range of vision conditions are being warned to ensure their prescription glasses are being dispensed by a registered dispensing optician. The call comes after complaints from patients who have received incorrect glasses to manage their conditions, in some cases with the potential to endanger their ...

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AUS employees most likely to violate organisational data policies – Rubrik Zero Labs

Rubrik Zero Labs Research reveals Australia’s casual culture is leading to data security blind spots More Australian security executives reported their employees were ‘definitely’ accessing data in ways not prescribed in data policy Compared to the global average, almost three times as many Australian boards and C-suites only receive data security updates when there is ...

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David Letele and Middlemore Foundation join forces for sick and disabled tamariki this Christmas

David Letele and Middlemore Foundation join forces for sick and disabled tamariki this Christmas The cost of living crisis means Christmas will be a difficult time for many in South Auckland, especially for the hundreds of families with disabled or sick children supported by Kidz First, Middlemore’s children hospital. Community advocate Dave Letele and his ...

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Health warning – Algal bloom in Opihi River at Grassy Banks

Te Mana Ora | Community and Public Health has issued a health warning for Opihi River at Grassy Banks. The warning follows finding moderate to high cover of toxic algae (benthic cyanobacteria) in the Opihi River. People should avoid the area and animals, particularly dogs, should not be allowed near the water until the health ...

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Vaping still up in the air – Asthma and Respiratory Foundation

Daily vaping rates among our youth are still too high, the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation says. This follows the publication of the 2023 Topline ASH Year 10 Snapshot Survey results which show no decline in daily vaping or smoking rates. Foundation Chief Executive Ms Letitia Harding says although it is positive to see the regular ...

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‘Traditional Chinese medicine therapist referred to Director of Proceedings for multiple breaches of Code’

A traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) therapist has breached multiple rights of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) in his treatment of a woman, the Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner has found. Dr Vanessa Caldwell has referred the practitioner to the Director of Proceedings to determine if further action is required. ...