Articles Categorized: Health

High on Life mannequins

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THE Whakatane West Rotary Club has donated more than $2800 to Trident High School’s High on Life programme, allowing it to purchase mannequins. Principal Philip…

Health campaign to visit hospital

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A CAMPAIGN claiming health funding is $1.85 billion less than it should be will be at Whakatane Hospital on Sunday to hear people’s accounts of…

Call to follow Mexico

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DENTISTS are calling for a sugary drink tax following a study that shows Mexico’s tax is working. An article in the Health Affairs journal reveals…

Defibrillators available to public

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HORIZON Energy Group has made 45 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) located at the company’s national businesses available to the public in cases of emergency. Their…

Heart unit notches 1000th procedure

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A TAURANGA-BASED cardiac services team is celebrating completing its1000th procedure. Bay of Plenty District Health Board’s cardiac services team, based at Tauranga Hospital, has just…

Health board meets smoking target

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MORE than 26,000 Bay of Plenty smokers have been given help to quit during the past 15 months – in the process meeting a health…

$5.7m for research into diabetes

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HEALTH minister Jonathan Coleman and science and innovation minister Paul Goldsmith today announced the recipients of more than $5.7 million of funding to improve the…

Vitamin D good for children

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NEW Zealand children can benefit from vitamin D supplements that protect against acute respiratory infections, according to a new study. The study, published this month…