The Ministry of Health has declared the border free once more of the exotic mosquito linked to dengue fever. The Ministry says Samoa is still experiencing a significant outbreak of dengue fever and travellers to Samoa still need to be cautious but fortunately dengue fever was not spread by New Zealand’s mosquito population.
A fourth UK supermarket chain has announced it will ban the sale of high-caffeine energy drinks to children under the age of 16.
E. coli levels in the Wairoa River were nearly four times the acceptable limit last week.
Up to six people have contracted tuberculosis in the small seaside town of Kawhia.
Having one of the only Prime Ministers in history to give birth in office – happening in the same year as the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage – is a “wonderful, positive thing!”
American researchers have just announced a breakthrough single blood test for eight common cancer types – including “silent killers” like pancreatic and ovarian cancer that currently have no screening tests.
A year delay in the roll-out of the National Bowel Screening Programme is being blamed on software issues and the need for more colonoscopists in some regions.
Hawke's Bay Hospital in Hastings is operating at capacity and is cancelling some elective surgeries in coming days.