Health

The naturopath whose Cook Islands disciples continue to practice her prohibited remedies says she is the victim of a Nazi-style propaganda campaign.

Highest dengue risk is in Avarua

Friday October 18, 2019

Seventy per cent of the Cook Islands’ rising number of dengue fever cases have come from the northern part of Rarotonga.

Public meeting to debate chlorination

Wednesday October 02, 2019

The Koutu Nui is hosting a community meeting tonight for those who want to discuss the treatment of Rarotonga's water supply, 6.30pm in the Calvary Hall in Puaikura.

35 deaths spark call to action

Wednesday September 11, 2019

There is one young girl that Mereana Taikoko always remembers: the girl was bullied in school and teetering on the edge of suicide.

Tourism boss: Fight fat with tax

Wednesday September 11, 2019

He’s one of the Cooks’ biggest resort owners; now Tata Crocombe has put his weight behind health experts’ calls for a “junk food tax” to shrink the country’s waistlines.

Scientists’ call: Tax junk food

Monday September 09, 2019

All sugary, fatty and salty foods should be taxed, says study. Jonathan Milne and Gray Clapham report.

Scientists are urging policy makers to “seriously consider” introducing a broad junk food tax to help curb the obesity epidemic.

Health officials charged with preventing a measles outbreak say they are “expecting the worst”.

Why Stella is no chicken

Thursday August 29, 2019

Young Cook Islander Stella Marsters says becoming vegetarians might save Cook Islanders from their obesity epidemic.

Dr Aumea on island rescue mission

Thursday August 29, 2019

The Secretary of Health is flying to Mangaia to investigate concerns – as news emerges of an injured papa who had to pay for his own medical evacuation.

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