Articles Categorized: Health

Aged care pay deal

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AGED care and disability workers in the Eastern Bay have welcomed the equal pay settlement that will see their pay rise to between $19 and…

Flu immunisation campaign launched

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THE annual influenza immunisation campaign was launched last week by health minister Jonathan Coleman. Dr Coleman said more than one million New Zealanders were immunised…

Free HPV immunisation

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YOUNG people are being urged to protect themselves from a common cancer-causing virus. The human papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation is available free for both males and…

No typhoid cases in the Bay

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NO cases of typhoid have been reported in the Bay of Plenty, according to public health service Toi Te Ora. Another suspected case of typhoid…

Liquid nicotine legalised

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THE Government will make the sale of liquid nicotine for e-cigarettes legal by next year but many tobacconists are already selling it, one Edgecumbe merchant…

Faster access to best hospital for care

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A NEW policy to immediately transport injured patients to the hospital best-equipped to deal with their specific needs takes effect this week. Health minister Jonathan…

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…