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.

Local iwi hosting team of dentists offering free work in Wairoa

For a lot of us going to the dentist is something we dread ... But this week in Wairoa, a team of dentists are seeing 100 patients who are eager to be treated.

Ways to reduce water retention

Water retention and bloating is something that many of us suffer from and there can be several reasons why. PMS, menopause, a diet that is high in sodium and dehydration can all cause water retention. Julia and Libby explore ways that water retention can be treated.

Going to a GP expensive for too many Kiwis, says report

The cost of going to a GP is a main factor in stopping people who need medical help from visiting a doctor.

Kiwi 4-year-olds resisting country’s rising tide of obesity

New Zealand's 4-year-olds appear to be resisting the rising tide of obesity - now considered an epidemic threatening to weigh down our health system.

Mumps spreads around country

As Auckland battles a mumps epidemic, a case has now been reported at the top of the South Island.


Clinician with “passion for public healthcare” to lead Ministry of Health

Dr Ashley Bloomfield was announced today as the new Director General of Health – the third appointment this decade to lead the controversy-hit Ministry of Health.

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