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Kiwis advised to be vigilant around mould growth: new rainfall data

Kiwis living with allergies and respiratory conditions are being advised to be vigilant in watching for signs of mould growth in their homes, with parts of the country experiencing higher than normal rain falls...

WHO’s attempts to link vaping to COVID discredited

The World Health Organization’s attempts to link vaping with COVID-19 have been completely discredited by a significant study out of the United States, says Asia Pacific’s leading Tobacco Harm Reduction consumer advocacy group. Research by...

Journey from smoking to vaping variable – Otago academics

Persistence may be the key when quitting smoking using an electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS), commonly known as vaping, a University of Otago study found. Researchers found people attempting to switch from cigarettes to ENDS...

Pharmac ensuring supply of prednisolone to treat children with RSV

Pharmac is working hard to ensure ongoing supply of a critical medicine used to treat RSV, following the outbreak of the respiratory virus in our communities. “Prednisolone is a steroid medication used to treat multiple...

Concerns about youth vaping already well addressed

"Media stories about youth vaping are deeply concerning but significant changes have been made in the past year with more coming,” says Nancy Loucas, co-director of the Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA). Her comments follow...

Community figure calls for people to take their bowel health seriously

When the bowel screening programme rolled out in the MidCentral DHB (MDHB) region, Stephen Paewai paid attention. Having his father pass away from bowel cancer meant he was well aware of the ferociousness of the...

Spike in respiratory viruses prompts public health reminder

MidCentral DHB is reminding parents and whānau to exercise public health measures following a recent spike in the spread of respiratory illnesses in the MidCentral region. As is the case throughout New Zealand, MidCentral DHB...

PHARMAC seeking views on new brand of primidone

PHARMAC has reached a provisional agreement with medicine supplier Teva to fund a new brand of primidone, which is most commonly used to treat and prevent seizures in people with epilepsy. The current supplier of...

Kiwis celebrate World Vape Day, but more action required – AVCA

Kiwi ex-smokers and vaping advocates will celebrate World Vape Day on Sunday, 30 May – the first since New Zealand legislated and regulated vaping. However, much more effort is required to achieve Smokefree Aotearoa...

Become a smokefree role model on World Smokefree Day

World Smokefree Day on May 31 is the perfect opportunity to encourage and help those who want to quit smoking and support friends and whānau on their journey to quit. MidCentral DHB Medical Officer of...

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Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

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