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‘Bread and butter’ budget announced for health – but many hoped...

The new Government’s first Budget for health is being called the beginning of a journey – and the health sector is viewing it as a step in the right direction but at a slower pace than hoped for.

Health warnings on beer & wine labels ‘highly deficient’

The current voluntary labelling of health warnings on alcoholic drinks isn’t working suggests a group of medical students after a study finding ‘pea-sized’ and vague label warnings.

Urgent action needed to address increasing asthma hospital admissions

Urgent action is needed to address childhood asthma, health care professionals say, as a new report shows Rotorua has the second highest rate of child hospital admissions for the condition.
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Opinion: John Fitzgerald – Psychologists’ view on Mental Health Inquiry

John Fitzgerald, the President-Elect of the New Zealand Psychological Society, says psychologists want the inquiry to help build a service focused not on ‘fighting fires’ and ‘quick fixes’ but building community resilience as well as a skilled and motivated mental health workforce.

Opinion: ‘Nurse Florence’ – Time for change

This is the speech from ‘Nurse Florence’ – the anonymous nurse founders of the #hearourvoices social media movement – that was read to the thousands of nurses and supporters who marched and rallied in 15 centres across New Zealand on International Nurses Day on Saturday to call for safer working conditions for nurses.

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Urgent action needed to address increasing asthma hospital admissions

Urgent action is needed to address childhood asthma, health care professionals say, as a new report shows Rotorua has the second highest rate of child hospital admissions for the condition.
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Health warnings on beer & wine labels ‘highly deficient’

The current voluntary labelling of health warnings on alcoholic drinks isn’t working suggests a group of medical students after a study finding ‘pea-sized’ and vague label warnings.

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