Kiwi team checks eye problems

Wednesday April 20, 2016

ADVANCED eye cataracts have become a common problem among elderly Cook Islands residents says visiting New Zealand ophthalmologist Dr Alison Pereira.

Fighting breast cancer

Wednesday April 20, 2016

IN a bid to raise awareness of breast cancer, the Cook Islands Breast Cancer Foundation (CIBCF) will provide a free screening programme in July.

Biosecurity workshop held

Sunday April 17, 2016

BIOSECURITY Service Cook Islands is holding a workshop on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Wildlife Species (CITES) at the Agriculture office this week.

NCD drive recognised

Friday April 15, 2016

THE World Health Organization (WHO) has acknowledged the Cook Islands government’s commitment towards addressing non-communicable diseases problem (NCDs) in this country.

Free eye surgery starts on Monday

Wednesday April 13, 2016

Good news for Cook Islanders with eye problems - a team of eye specialists from New Zealand will begin free surgery on the island on Monday.

Ministry of Health (MOH) has denied claims made by the Grey Power that the delay in transfer of some ill elderly patients to New Zealand for further medical treatment is due to lack of funding.

THE Ministry of Health is urging the public to be mindful of their dietary intake, as eating the wrong kinds of foods is one of the contributing factors that can lead to diabetes.

While it is illegal to sell expired items at retail outlets in the Cook Islands, it’s important to note the difference between “expired” and “best before,” says Internal Affairs Secretary Bredina Drollet.

The Cook Islands’ incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), is predicted to worsen with increasing problems of unhealthy lifestyle and behaviour according to the 2015 World Health Organisation report.

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