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Public Health doctors welcome extra government spending on rheumatic fever
May 2013
The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine has welcomed this morning's announcement the Government is spending an extra $21. 3 M to fight rheumatic fever. College President Dr Julia Peters says the rates of rheumatic fever are especially high amongst children living in poverty and Maori and Pacifica children and ... More...


Plunket - Immunisation the best protection against influenza
April 2013
New Zealand's largest provider of services to support the well-being of children under five is encouraging New Zealanders to take up the government's offer of free influenza vaccinations. "New Zealanders tend to underestimate what serious disease influenza is", says Plunket clinical advisor Marianne Grant. "It kills aro... More...


Kiwi men tool up to better health
June 2012
In our Kiwi "number 8 wire" culture, men's health has always been a tricky nut to crack for health promoters. Cancer Society New Zealand in conjunction with its Men's Health partners, the Movember Foundation and the Mental Health Foundation, funds projects to improve health awareness amongst men. Now, with the redevelo... More...

International Vital Health Tour Stopping In Kapiti!
June 2012
International bestselling authors, natural health experts and acclaimed health educators Dr. Sarah Farrant, D. C. and Cyndi O'Meara are stopping in Paraparaumu for one night only on their Vital Health Tour. Having wowed audiences in Australia with their mixture of cutting edge health knowledge, unconventional approach ... More...


Better access to health services in the Greater Wellington Region.
April 27 - From Hekia Parata, National MP
If you or someone in your family is ill and needs surgery the last thing you want to be worrying about is whether or not you'll get the operation you so desperately need. The National-led Government is working hard to improve our public health system. We want New Zealanders to have faith in our system and know ... More...

Desperation, arrogance, or just plain anti-democratic?
9 March
Hawke's Bay District Health Board chairman Kevin Atkinson believes the DHB, not the community, should advise local councils on the matter of public fluoridation, suggesting DHBs are some kind of experts on this subject. "Who does this arrogant puppet think he is?," asks Mary Byrne of health advocacy group, Fluoride ... More...

The value of sunscreen
14 December
The Cancer Society says ground-breaking Australian research shows that daily sunscreen use can prevent melanoma in adults. Dr Judith Galtry, Skin Cancer Advisor said the study by the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) was perhaps the most important study... More...

Cancer survivorship a challenging time
14 December
The issues relating to cancer and survivorship were discussed by health professionals, cancer survivors and NGO representatives at a national forum held at Massey University recently. One of the major topics of the forum, organised by the Cancer Society and the Centr... More...

Paraparaumu Maternity - great results
20 August
BFHI is the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, which is a WHO Programme to improve the way maternity units promote and s... More...

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