Tangata whenua determined health strategy launched in BoP

On Wednesday 9 October at Manuka TÅ«tahi Marae in WhakatÄne, the MÄori Health RÅ«nanga of the Bay of Plenty District...

Opinion: 10 out of 10 for mental health

"Value, Identity and Purpose; in the mirror, at home, at work and in the world," Dion Jensen writes in his...

New measles cases confirmed in Hamilton makes Waikato 23

The Medical Officer of Health Dr Richard Hoskins has confirmed two new measles cases today (3 October 2019) taking Waikato...

Education needed to minimise risk of fatigue-related errors

New research from Massey University’s Sleep/Wake Research Centre suggests more can be done to minimise the risk of fatigue-related errors...

Side-sleeping in late pregnancy best for baby’s growth, says study

Pregnant women have another reason to settle to sleep on their side in the final weeks - new evidence that...

New measles cases confirmed

More new measles cases have been confirmed this afternoon taking the total number of Southern DHB cases to 57. Of the...

Two new measles cases confirmed in Hawke’s Bay

Two new measles cases have been confirmed in Hawke’s Bay today- a Hastings male in his 30’s and a toddler...

Toi Te Ora Public Health: Measles Alert for Taupo

Toi Te Ora Public Health is urging people to be vigilant for the signs and symptoms of measles after being...

Red meat no worse, no better than soy protein for heart disease risk

Three weekly servings of fresh, unprocessed red meat over eight weeks neither lowers nor raises heart disease risk in already...

Study finds men’s heart health unaffected by eating grass-fed beef

The results are in. A study funded in part by First Light, the New Zealand premium meat company producing Wagyu...

Measles case on Auckland to Tauranga return flights

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified that a person with measles flew between Auckland and Tauranga on...

Cannabis gel reduces seizures in children with severe epilepsy in clinical trial

A cannabidiol gel has been shown to reduce epileptic seizures in children in a clinical trial conducted in New Zealand...

New measles case confirmed in Canterbury

A Canterbury woman, working at Burwood Hospital has been confirmed as having measles. Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health team has...

Cancer medicines need to be part of the plan says Breast Cancer Coalition

BCAC is extremely disappointed to read that access to cancer medicines does not appear to be a priority for New...

AVCA parliamentary petition and voices of vapers

Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA), representing the over 100,000 users of electronic cigarettes in New Zealand, have launched a successful...

Lamotrigine brand change from today – Pharmac

From today there will be one funded brand of lamotrigine - a medicine used to treat epilepsy and some mental...

Health warning: Algal Bloom in Lake Forsyth/Te Roto o Wairewa

Canterbury District Health Board’s Community and Public Health unit has issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic...

Pharmacists call for immunisation “Catch-Up Plan”

The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand is calling for a formal Ministry of Health led "Catch-Up Plan" to increase the...

Measles vaccine available for people under thirty in Northland – DHB

There are now 64 confirmed cases of measles in Northland, with three other cases under investigation. In order to ensure our...

Exercise for your body and mind

With the upcoming World Mental Health day on 10th October raising the profile of mental health, it’s worth reflecting on...

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