Concerns over fluoride in drinking water aired by prominent critic

Questioning and opposing the addition of fluoride to Hawke's Bay's water supply was urged of the audience at a fluoride-free meeting last night.

Cantabrians urged to vaccinate after third case of measles confirmed

Canterbury Public health officials are urging the community to get vaccinated after a third case of measles is confirmed in Canterbury.

Vaccines expert: ‘Humans have a very poor understanding of risk’

Convincing parents to get their child vaccinated isn't as simple as giving them the facts, says a visiting disease expert.

Further testing due to Ohakea contamination

Central government has reached an agreement with local authorities to further investigate the PFAS chemical contamination at Ohakea airbase.

Plea for pregnant mums to get shots to help curb whooping cough outbreak

Health experts are urging pregnant women to get vaccinated for whooping cough, amid fears the national outbreak of the disease could last years and affect thousands more people.

Rotorua’s Talei Morrison uses kapa haka to spread cervical smear message

Rotorua can claim to be the home of the #smearyourmea campaign sweeping the country.

Why vaccination isn’t a ‘personal choice’ at all

In this summer podcast series, the Go to Health podcast tackles a different health issue each week. it's the facts about vaccines, and why they're a medical miracle. Hosted by Frances Cook.

Research: Toddlers drink too much full fat milk

Children between two and five should switch to low fat milk to get added calcium and protein.

Trampoline injuries: 602 ACC claims, 106 trips to hospital in 90 days after parks...

Trampoline injuries doubled in Christchurch after new trampoline parks opened - and the injuries were worse than those suffered bouncing at home.

Wairoa residents swamp free Lumino mobile dental clinic

The success of a free mobile dental clinic in Wairoa has prompted local iwi to consider expanding the service to Hastings and Napier.


Advertising Standards Authority upholds complaint against Santa

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) Complaints Board has agreed that Santa should not be used in advertising that promotes Coca Cola to children and young people.