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Posts Tagged ‘ Ministry of Health ’

Cold facts show work needed before everyone has Warm Fuzzies

Jun 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

With some of the worst statistics for poorly insulated housing in New Zealand, Wellington is struggling to meet the demand to fit out homes with proper heating. COLIN ENGELBRECHT looks at the statistics, and talks to an organisation which is part of the solution.



Inequities in health linked to high stomach cancer rates for Maori

Mar 28th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Student Features

An Otago University stomach cancer report highlights over-representation of Maori in stats. FINN RAINGER reports.



Legal highs are on their way back, but public can have their say

Oct 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story

Psychoactive drugs and legal highs are scheduled for a comeback in May 2015. Senior policy advisor at the Wellington City Council Mark Jones says whether we like it or not, the drugs may come back and be sold. NICOLE ADAMSON reports.



Ebola not spooking Wellingtonians yet

Oct 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Radio News



Maori people much more likely to suffer from mental health issues

May 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Student Features

Figures show that Maori are a third more likely to be living with mental health issues than Europeans



Wellington dairies take notice of new psychoactive substances law

Jul 27th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Twenty of 23 dairies visited admitted they used to sell they “legal highs”, but the have stopped.



‘Forgotten’ hospital abused ask for apology

Mar 13th, 2013 | By | Category: Diversity, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

A GROUP of Wellingtonians is fighting for patients in pyschiatric hospitals before 1992, whose stories of trauma are a forgotten chapter of New Zealand’s history.

To this day, the former patients have not received an apology from the Government. ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL reports.



Bennett agrees to fund sexual abuse helpline after public pressure

Dec 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Petition signed by 12,000 moves Government to save sexual abuse helpline.



New Zealand homebirth figures being addressed by Ministry

Nov 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Diversity, Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, News, Student Features

Estimates show home birth is still a rare choice for Kiwis as official numbers remain unknown. MELISSA WASTNEY reports.



Bleeding 90-year-old waits for ambulance

Sep 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

One hour wait raises questions about new priority system.



Suicide more likely among baby boomers and elderly

Sep 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News

Expert says ageing population means more deaths expected.



Euthanasia is legal issue, not a medical one

Aug 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Medics tell MP to rethink her End Of Life Choices Bill.



Newtown group wants answers over health cuts

Jul 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

A Newtown community group refuses to accept the health board’s silence over a funding cut to the local clinic.

Pleas for information from Capital and Coast District Health Board have failed, but now TV3’s Campbell Live may be taking an interest, reports VOMLE SPRINGFORD.



More Maori than Pakeha hospitalised with epilepsy

May 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Maori youths with epilepsy admitted once every two years.



Sun defence alert gets graphic make-over

Nov 18th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

New sun warming to help fight NZ’s melanoma mortality.



Maori cancer death rate rockets after childhood

Nov 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Kiwi kids of all ethnicities have a good chance of surviving cancer, but that changes in adulthood, reports NATALIE FINNIGAN.



Food Bill fallout feeds growing concerns

Sep 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Protesters assured they can grow, share each other’s food.



Government announces ban on artificial cannabis

Aug 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

An end to confusion for legal highs retailers like Cosmic Corner.



The dodgy practitioner who created a real pain the neck

May 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Student Features

Salina never got sick, but NITA BLAKE-PERSEN hears how visiting a so-called health professional changed that.



Cancer-causing chemical tested on Kiwi apples

Sep 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

New Zealand scientists spotted Kepone problems early



Govt still watching Capital & Coast DHB

Jul 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

No certainty those chosen will be free to run it.



Meds from the snack bar leaves ‘room for error’

Jul 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Disquiet at idea of dispensing painkillers from a machine.



Amateur ink raises risk of epidemic

May 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Only a matter of time before there’s an increase in hepatitis.



Play it really loud – eh?

Apr 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Student Features

TORY REGAN talks to a young musician about the ‘listen loud and lose it’ message and how exposure to high-volume music has already affected him.



Jab campaigners have huge target to meet

Aug 31st, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Immunisation coverage unlikely to reach 95% by 2012.



Waiting lists feel effect of swine-flu spread

Jul 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Surgery delays are likely as critical-care wards fill.



Vaccine prevents cervical cancer: but what about the moral issues?

Mar 14th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Student Features

A cervical cancer vaccine has raised heated debate among religious groups. So what do New Zealand’s Catholics think of Gardasil? SARAH CODDINGTON finds out.



Thousands pedal up for Bike Battle

Feb 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Sport

New Zealand workplaces in a spin over Bike Wise month.



Youth website big success in suicide prevention

Oct 17th, 2008 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Counsellors prevent 17 suicides in site’s first three months.



Love your heart – or it may end up costing you your life

Oct 3rd, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Article, News

The biggest rise in food prices in 18 years means it’s getting harder to eat well for cardiac health, reports JENNY MEYER.



Wellington forum explores safe ways to report suicide

Sep 15th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Article

Whitireia journalism students who attended a forum staged by the Ministry of Health learned how to avoid traps in covering a sensitive subject, reports ANNE CORNISH.