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Volunteers needed for Child Cancer Foundation’s annual Street Appeal

Child Cancer Foundation is calling for volunteers to help out with its annual Street Appeal on the 28th and 29th of February 2020. The appeal is the biggest annual fundraising event on Child Cancer Foundation’s...

Safe haven for Kiwi Families in hospital this Christmas

This Christmas, a number of children waking up alone in hospital would give anything to wake up with their family instead. RMHC New Zealand is asking for your help to make this happen by...

Rise in Meningococcal Disease Among Infants Prompts Health Warning

Parents of infants, early childhood educators and doctors need to be more vigilant in identifying the early stages of meningococcal disease according to health experts. The call comes as a new Institute of Environmental Science...

Complications following tongue-tie surgery in babies, paediatrician warns

Be aware of potential for complications following tongue-tie surgery in babies, paediatrician warns Complications following a procedure to treat tongue-tie in babies are occurring that can result in admission to hospital, something a University of...

Junk food ads to be banned from around schools in anti-obesity actions agreed with...

Junk food advertising will be removed from around schools in anti-obesity measures also likely to change what's promoted in your supermarket aisle. The Weekend Herald can reveal a raft of measures agreed with food and...

Allergy NZ and Pub Charity behind bid to give EpiPens to 2500 at-risk children

A funding boost is set to provide free EpiPens to 2500 children at risk of serious allergic reactions. Allergy New Zealand CEO Mark Dixon told Newstalk ZB's Mike Hosking they are joining forces with Pub...

Dentists say ‘Zero Carbon’ bipartisan approach needed for water fluoridation

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) says the approach on the ‘Zero Carbon’ Bill is needed for water fluoridation. The Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill was passed last week with the support of...

Dentists back call for Government action on unhealthy food and drink

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is backing the findings of a recent report from Healthy Auckland Together. “Sugary drinks are demonstrably a factor in both dental decay and obesity,” said NZDA sugary drinks spokesperson...

Seeing The Early Signs of Myopia

On the eve of World Sight Day on 10 October, Hamilton optometry practices Rose Optometrists, Visique Rototuna, and Total Vision Optometrists are launching a myopia (or short-sightedness) awareness campaign with local schools and General...

New research to get a better night’s sleep for tamariki and their whānau

A new strategic research project with the aim of improving sleep for pepi and their whanau has been awarded $1.7 million over three years by A Better Start National Science Challenge. As well as...

DR WELLNESS

More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

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“Lucky” is not an adjective many people would choose after going through what Barbara Bew experienced.  Yet despite enduring a terrifying domestic assault after...
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