Health Headlines

Focus On Fluoridation Wrong: Kids Suffering

Press Release – FIND

Around one in 15 kids under the age of 14 are having teeth extracted, according to recently released health department figures. Read more »

Amy Adam shows her ignorance about medical cannabis

Press Release – ALCP

Justice Minister Amy Adams has no ministerial responsibility for medical cannabis, despite her uneducated comments about the issue in the Taranaki Daily Mail. Read more »

Finalists for New Zealander of the Year 2015

Press Release – New Zealander Of The Year Awards

The New Zealander of the Year 2015 Awards Office is pleased to announce the three people being considered for 2015s Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year. They are: Julie Chapman: CEO and founder, KidsCan (Auckland) Sir John Kirwan: Rugby … Read more »

Liam Butler interviews Kate Russell

Press Release – Fundraising Institute of New Zealand

Kate Russell is a fellow of The Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (FINZ) , chair of the FINZ Ethics Committee and past FINZ board member. Kate is chair of Pharmac’s Consumer Advisory Committee , a board member of Pacific Pathways and a Paediatric … Read more »

No holiday for victims

Press Release – Victim Support

During this past December when the country was in holiday mode, Victim Support staff and volunteers were responding to a massive 30.9% increase in calls to support victims. Last December it received 4641 calls compared to 6074 this year. Read more »

Variation will enable wetlands trial

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

Council are seeking public submissions on their application to amend the disinfection clause in its wastewater treatment plant consent. Read more »

Mental health issues facing Chinese in NZ

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Chinese people with mental health problems do not seek help from mental health services because of shame and stigma and the fear of losing face, a University of Canterbury research study has found. Read more »

Registrations Open for Disability Surf Day at Sumner Beach

Press Release – Halberg Disability Sport Foundation

Registrations are now open for a surf day at Sumner Beach, Christchurch on Sunday 22 February for physically disabled people hosted by the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation as part of the Flight Centre Foundation Halberg Surf Programme. Read more »

Guild supports continued sale of non-prescription diclofenac

Press Release – Pharmacy Guild

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) supports the continued sale of non-prescription diclofenac tablets and capsules from community pharmacy despite classification changes overseas. Read more »

Surgeons support ARLA finding – addressing alcohol harm

Press Release – Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) has come out in support of the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authoritys reported rejection of the Wellington City Councils proposal to allow bars and on-licence premises to stay open until … Read more »

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