Thursday, April 18, 2024

Health

School attendance prioritised in new health advice

Refreshed health guidance released today will help parents and schools make informed decisions about whether their child needs to be in school, says Associate...

Cause of rare genetic condition discovered

An international team of researchers has discovered what causes an unusual and incredibly rare genetic condition, giving hope to the families with it and...

Health NZ Chair resigns

Health Minister, Shane Reti, has today thanked departing Health New Zealand – Te Whatu Ora Board Chair, Dame Karen Poutasi, for her service following...

Pseudoephedrine returns to shelves for cold and flu season

Associate Health Minister, David Seymour, has announced Medsafe's approval of 11 medicines containing pseudoephedrine for the winter cold and flu season. The Minister said pharmaceutical...

Health Minister takes shot at early flu message

Minister of Health, Shane Reti says the start of the 2024 flu campaign reinforces the importance of vaccination in keeping New Zealanders healthy during...

$18m boost to health travel assistance

The Government has today announced an $18 million boost to help New Zealanders who need to travel for specialist health treatment. Health Minister, Shane Reti...

Research finds self-compassion could help endometriosis sufferers

New research shows endometriosis sufferers in New Zealand are likely to show some improvement in quality of life if they practise self-compassion.  Te Whare Wānanga...

Govt recommits to free period products in schools

The Coalition Government has committed $2.9 million to ensure intermediate and secondary schools continue providing period products to those who need them, Minister of...

New mental health support announced for hospital EDs

Mental Health Minister, Matt Doocey, has today announced a new mental health and addiction peer support service for hospital emergency departments. “We know that at...

Govt to outlaw disposable vapes

Cabinet has today agreed to a complete ban on disposable vapes, significant increases in fines for sales to under-18s, further restrictions on retailers and...

No disabled person to lose essential services promises Minister

Minister for Disability Issues, Penny Simmonds today said no disabled person will lose access to funding for essential services, equipment, or support, despite a forecast...

Asthma foundation calls for ban on engineered stone

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ is calling for a ban on engineered stone to better protect respiratory health for workers in the industry. It...

New migrants lead vaccination race

One in four New Zealanders was born overseas and new migrants are ahead of other Kiwis when it comes to vaccinating their babies, new...

New mobile breast screening unit launched in Manukau

Health Minister, Dr Shane Reti says the launch of a new mobile breast screening unit in Counties Manukau reinforces the coalition Government’s commitment to...

Defibrillators installed at Hastings hubs

As part of post Cyclone-Gabrielle recovery works, Hastings District Council is installing life-saving defibrillators in 30 new local community emergency hubs. More than $2 million...