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New health target launched to help address childhood obesity

Posted: 29.06.2016
A new health target ‘Raising healthy kids’ has been launched from today.

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New hepatitis C treatments funded from 1 July

Posted: 29.06.2016
Hepatitis C is a viral infection affecting over 50,000 New Zealanders, although it is estimated only half are currently diagnosed. Untreated, 20-25 percent of those with the disease will develop cirrhosis, and without successful treatment, 5 -10 percent of those with cirrhosis will progress to life-threatening liver cancer or liver failure every year.

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Avoid mozzie-borne illnesses when travelling overseas

Posted: 28.06.2016
In some countries an annoying itch is the least of your worries if you’re bitten by a mosquito.

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New services to help people stop smoking

Posted: 28.06.2016
Following a procurement process led by the Ministry of Health, new service providers have been identified to deliver stop smoking services throughout New Zealand.  

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Medsafe highlights dangers of online medicines

Posted: 15.06.2016
Medsafe is reminding New Zealanders of the dangers of purchasing medicines online from overseas, following a global week of action led by INTERPOL.

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Global shortage of TB vaccine

Posted: 14.06.2016
New Zealand is being affected by an ongoing global shortage of Bacille Calmette–Guérin (BCG) vaccine, which is funded for children under five years of age who are considered at increased risk of contracting tuberculosis (TB).

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EasyCheck - pregnancy test kit for use by health care professionals

Posted: 09.06.2016
Medsafe has received reports describing possible problems relating to false negative test results and technical faults when using EasyCheck, a pregnancy test kit used by health care professionals including clinicians, DHBs, clinics and community providers.

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Ransomware: think before you click or connect

Posted: 31.05.2016
Ransomware attacks across the internet have been increasing over the last three years. People are tricked into becoming victims of ransomware through various means: phishing emails containing web links or attachments, visits to infected websites and malware hidden in content (files, photos etc) downloaded from the internet.

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Free MMR vaccine Fieldays reminder

Posted: 26.05.2016
Don’t let measles make you lose your spot at the tractor pull at Fieldays next month – make sure you’re fully vaccinated before you go.

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