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Where The Parties Stand On Tobacco, Alcohol, & Unhealthy Food

Tuesday, 8 August 2023, 9:31 am | Public Health Communication Centre

Tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy food are responsible for almost a third of Aotearoa New Zealand’s preventable health burden, yet a new survey out shows political parties are widely split on whether they would support evidence-informed policies that limit ... More >>

Poor Ventilation On Buses And Trains – A Fixable Risk To Health

Monday, 10 July 2023, 7:16 am | Public Health Communication Centre

Poor ventilation on our buses and trains is leading to an increased risk of passing on respiratory infections such as Covid-19, according to new research. The latest Briefing from the Public Health Communication Centre details the results of testing ... More >>

Rise In Congenital Syphilis Requires Action

Tuesday, 27 June 2023, 9:35 am | Public Health Communication Centre

There is a global resurgence of syphilis that is having inequitable impacts amongst Māori and Pacific whānau and for pregnant women and babies in Aotearoa. Experts in congenital syphilis say repeat screening for syphilis in the third trimester of ... More >>

Call To Action Over Exposure To Cancer-causing Agents At Work

Tuesday, 20 June 2023, 9:30 am | Public Health Communication Centre

Experts say the results of the New Zealand Carcinogens Survey (NZCS) revealing the extent to which New Zealanders experience cancer-causing substances highlight the need for urgent action to reduce exposure and improve care. The survey has found ... More >>

New Report Shows How Regional Plans Could Transform Freshwater Quality

Friday, 9 June 2023, 9:38 am | Public Health Communication Centre

A report laying out weaknesses in planning that have seen the deterioration of our high-country lakes should be compulsory reading for all regional councils as they develop their new regional plans according to academics. In the latest Public Health ... More >>

Making The Consumer Care Guidelines For Electricity Retailers Mandatory Could Save Lives

Tuesday, 16 May 2023, 9:26 am | Public Health Communication Centre

The Electricity Authority should make the Consumer Care Guidelines for electricity retailers mandatory, according to Energy poverty researcher Dr Kimberley O’Sullivan and He Kāinga Oranga Housing and Health Research Programme at the University of ... More >>

A Call For Clinics To Treat Healthcare Workers Suffering From Long COVID

Thursday, 11 May 2023, 2:36 pm | Public Health Communication Centre

Te Whatu Ora is being urged to support multidisciplinary clinics for healthcare workers suffering from Long COVID by the authors of a case study looking at a successful clinic doing just that in Taranaki. The study published in the latest Briefing from ... More >>

Our Fourth Wave Of Covid-19 And Why We Should Care

Friday, 28 April 2023, 10:09 am | Public Health Communication Centre

Leading epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker says New Zealand is clearly experiencing a fourth wave of Covid-19 and health authorities should be reminding us about the benefits of vaccination and the value of measures to help reduce transmission. Professor ... More >>

A Call To Make Invasive Group A Strep Notifiable In New Zealand

Thursday, 23 March 2023, 6:28 am | Public Health Communication Centre

Public Health experts say there’s an increase worldwide in severe infections involving group A streptococcus and they are calling for it to be made a notifiable condition in New Zealand. Group A streptococcus (GAS) is a common cause of sore throats and ... More >>





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