Health

Delay pregnancy, ministry suggests

Saturday February 06, 2016

The Ministry of Health is suggesting women in their reproductive age should consider delaying their pregnancy as the Zika virus continues to spread in the Pacific.

Drink treated, clean water

Thursday February 04, 2016

People have been advised to drink treated water as cases of a new stomach bug have emerged on Rarotonga.

Health ministry steps up Zika fight

Thursday February 04, 2016

Cook Islands Community Health Services are considering reactivating Operation Namu to ensure the country is safe from the fast spreading Zika virus.

A new exercise class aimed at inspiring young and old to get fit has started at Arorangi.

An increase in the number of people reporting to Rarotonga hospital with conjunctivitis, more popularly known here as “red eye” or “sexy eyes,” has Ministry of Health staff worried.

Increasing numbers of abandoned homes and vacant and overgrown sections on Rarotonga is giving Ministry of Health staff some concern as they conduct progress with the 10-day pre-Christmas Tutaka this week.

Mental health programme flourishes

Tuesday November 17, 2015

The monthly programme to provide solace to people suffering from stress and mental illness continues to gain momentum.

The number of people suffering diarrhea and vomiting presenting at the Rarotonga Hospital outpatients department and the Tupapa Community clinic has risen in the last two weeks.

The Cook Islands Breast Cancer Foundation received a wonderful surprise on Friday last week, in the form of a donation of more than $300 from Avarua School.

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