Health Headlines

Hunter airlifted from Lake Tarawera to Rotorua Hospital

Press Release – Bay Trust Rescue Helicopter

The Rotorua based BayTrust Rescue helicopter was dispatched to Lake Tarawera shortly after midday, after a 67yr old hunter became ill and required immediate medical help. One of the other hunters raised the alarm and the helicopter was dispatched due to … Read more »

Three more days to have your say on SH2 safety

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

People who travel along State Highway 2 (SH2) between Bethlehem and Waihi have three more days to fill out a survey and share their thoughts on the route. Read more »

SMC Heads-Up: Tsunami anniversary, kicking the habit

Press Release – Science Media Centre

In This Issue: Merry Christmas; Science radar; Kicking the habit; Boxing Day Tsunami; Policy news; SAVVY; New from the SMC; Sciblogs highlights; Research highlights Read more »

Judge Advises Circumventing Law on Fluoride

Press Release – Fluoride Free New Zealand

Justice David Collins has taken it upon himself to advise the NZ Ministry of Health’s legal team on how best to circumvent the Judicial Review before him, regarding fluoridation in New Zealand. It appears the Judge is well aware that the appeal by New Health … Read more »

Matamata Woman Airlifted

Press Release – Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Hamilton-based Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a rural property near Matamata at approximately 4pm Thursday afternoon. Read more »

Cancer diagnosis and treatment need improvement

Press Release – University of Auckland

New Zealand is lagging behind in diagnosis and treatment of cancer, compared to Australia and internationally. A University of Auckland study, just published in the New Zealand Medical Journal compares the survival of cancer patients diagnosed between 2006 and … Read more »

James Street School strides toward gold

Press Release – Toi Te Ora

Whakatanes James Street School has become the latest school in the Eastern Bay to achieve a Bronze accreditation award as part of the Health Promoting Schools programme. Read more »

New labelling standard for infant formula

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew has today welcomed a new standard under the Animal Products Act that clarifies the labelling requirements for infant formula exports. Read more »

Fluoride risks whitewashed in rushed consultation

Press Release – New Health New Zealand

Ministry of Health propose to exempt toxic industrial waste products used in water fluoridation from the Medicines Act 1981 Read more »

Ambivilence about alcohol marketing recommendations

Press Release – Alcohol Action NZ

Ministers Adams and Dunn issued a media release yesterday nearly two months after receiving a final report from their Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship, and four years following an original announcement to review alcohol … Read more »

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