Health

Urgent plea for nurses

Saturday September 21, 2019

An urgent call for nurses and nursing managers has been issued by the Ministry of Health.

Health head favours preventive approach

Saturday September 21, 2019

After a week on Mangaia, Secretary of Health Dr  Aumea (Josephine) Herman is renewed in her mission to move the ministry toward preventive, rather than reactive, health care.

Billboard-carrying protesters outside the High Court were given the news they wanted to hear yesterday, when a judge put an effective six-month hold on work to treat Rarotonga drinking water.

First Aiders are go!

Saturday September 14, 2019

Yesterday was Clean Up the Cook Islands Day; today is World First Aid day. So tomorrow may have to be the day of rest!

Tap and go for water

Friday September 13, 2019

The new water authority is almost ready to switch on the new intakes and begin treating Rarotonga’s water – but for a court bid to bar chemicals from the water catchments.

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”.

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