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.

On average, every five-year-old in the Cook Islands has a smile with at least six decaying teeth.

Four dengue cases suspected on Raro

Wednesday December 31, 2014

One case of the mosquito-borne illness dengue fever has been confirmed on Rarotonga and another four cases are suspected, says the Ministry of Heath.

The most important meal of the day was enjoyed free by many people on Rarotonga yesterday, thanks to the generosity of a church and its sponsors.

The Ministry of Marine Resources is concerned that programmes to monitor levels of ciguatera poisoning in Rarotonga’s lagoon may be affected by a change of direction taken by the Australia Awards Fellowships.

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