Health

Minister of Health back in Bangkok

Thursday January 29, 2015

Minister of Health Nandi Glassie has returned to Bangkok, this time to attend an Asia-Pacific inter-governmental meeting on HIV and AIDS.

Free courses could help save lives

Tuesday January 27, 2015

Anyone wanting to equip themselves with lifesaving skills and knowledge should mark Thursday, January 29 on their calendars.

More locals quit smoking

Saturday January 24, 2015

While Public Health campaigns encouraging Cook Islanders to eat less and exercise are having a positive effect, so it seems, are efforts to get people to quit smoking.

Check for flies before you bite

Saturday January 24, 2015

Check for any fruit fly rot before you take a bite out of your juicy mango.

The Cook Islands has scored third in a new list of the world’s most obese countries, with a new study claiming a hefty 63 per cent of the country’s population is overweight. But while some people who have contacted CINews say it’s shocking, as far Cook Islands Public Health nutritionist Karen Tairea is concerned, it’s good news.

Concern at growth of dementia

Thursday January 15, 2015

As  the population grows older, more cases of dementia are being diagnosed in the Cook Islands.

Ministry of Health officials have been conducting health risk assessments in communities across Rarotonga after recent heavy rains and have identified three major health issues.

A big improvement in the gathering of population statistics is expected in the Cook Islands over the next decade.

The Cook Islands is still waiting for a promised 100 protective suits for health workers dealing with a future Ebola outbreak in this country.

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