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Falls prevention is everyone’s business

Every 48 seconds, someone in New Zealand is injured at home. Most home injuries are the result of falls. The theme for April Falls 2016 is prevention, review and learning from falls.


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Let’s make 2016 the year of ‘water-only schools’

Nelson Marlborough Health CEO Chris Fleming encourages school principals and chairs to accept the call to remove sugary drinks from schools.

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The Well Child Tamariki Ora Book meets the 21st Century

The digital age has come to the Well Child Tamariki Ora My Health book (commonly referred to as the Plunket book).

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HPV vaccination programme effective

“In New Zealand, approximately 50 women die each year from cervical cancer. The HPV immunisation programme was introduced to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer and other diseases caused by HPV.

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Planting your winter greens?

Nelson Marlborough Health Protection Officers are advising people to take five simple steps when handling potting mix and compost, to avoid contracting potentially-fatal Legionnaires' disease.

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Juices and ‘diet’ drinks to go from hospital shelves and meals

Following the removal of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in March 2014, Nelson Marlborough Health has strengthened its policy and removed artificially-sweetened beverages (ASBs), sugar-added juices, flavoured waters and pre-packaged ‘smoothie’ drinks.

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Latest health target results a credit to Nelson Marlborough DHB

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest health target results are a credit to the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (NMDHB).


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Toy radiology replicas help calm kids

Having an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) or a CT scan (computed tomography) can be noisy, claustrophobic and a pretty scary experience, especially if you are a child.

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New operating theatre to increase capacity for elective services

Public and private elective services consumers will benefit from a new operating theatre to be added to the Wairau Hospital Theatre Complex.

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