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Assessing the role of the District Health Board and other health organisations in ensuring the quality of our health care here in the Bay

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Getting Off the Podium

Health

SHAMEFULLY, NEW ZEALAND IS ON THE PODIUM– achieving bronze, with the third-highest incidence of unhealthy weight in adults and children within the OECD. The grip of our obesity epidemic is…

Sarah Cates24 October 2017

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Needles or Pills?

Health

Are you afraid of needles? Then the thought of a therapy that inserts needles into the body as a method of healing may switch you right off. However, many other…

Sarah Cates02 August 2017

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End of Life Choice

Health

The long journey towards compassionate law change in NZ to enable end of life choice and aid in dying has included many good things. The huge interest; the really good…

Dr Libby Smales03 June 2017

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The Nuka System of Care

Health

Tracee Te Huia was fustrated. As general manager of Maori Health at Hawke’s Bay District Health Board, she said, “I couldn’t understand it. We have integrated teams, committed staff, and…

Sarah Cates03 April 2017

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Yoga

Health

IN the latter years of the 1960s, Time magazine ran an article on yoga which featured a teacher in Sydney named Michael Volin. At the time my father was experiencing…

Mark Sweet29 March 2017

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Changing Lives

Health

Just as when he set out decades ago to build a world-class medical publishing business. Just as when he launched Sileni Estate in 1998, sending winemaker Grant Edmonds a cheque book…

Tom Belford29 March 2017

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The Science of Taste

Health Food

Take a jelly bean. Hold your nose and give it a chew. What sensations do you observe? Actually, even before you placed it in your mouth, especially if you like…

Sarah Cates04 February 2017

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EATING WELL

Health Food Lifestyle

While obesity rates are up, awareness around nutrition is too. In answering the BayBuzz ‘How We Eat’ survey, our readers shared their specific dietary habits/ preferences, showing that the majority…

Lizzie Russell04 February 2017

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Food Stars Unhealthy?

Health Food

a small space sits modestly on the front of packaged food. A space that brings industry, consumer groups, health experts, and the government into heated and intense dispute. This highly…

Sarah Cates24 December 2016

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Pristine Water?

Water Environment Health

FOR SEVERAL WEEKS, the outbreak was the focus of attention for affected families, Havelock businesses, local politicians, councils and the health system, and local and national media. Except for a…

Tom Belford02 December 2016

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Boring into Gastrogate

Water Health

Readers need little reminder of the impact of the campylobacter outbreak in Havelock North. The District Health Board estimated that more than 5,000 people, approximately one-third of the 14,000 residents…

Tom Belford04 October 2016

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Healthy Home Heating

Health

Unfortunately, this time of year brings its own smoke-filled legacy. Words such as ‘emissions’, ‘ambient air quality ’, ‘PM 10’, and ‘respiratory illness’ start hitting the headlines. The health effects…

Sarah Cates05 August 2016

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Time to Tax Fizzies?

Health

In a recent Public Health Expert article written in reaction to the UK recently adopting a soft drink tax, doctors and public health professors summarized the NZ situation as follows…

Tom Belford05 June 2016

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