Ophthalmologist Dr Joanne Sims has confirmed that over the years she has been to the Cook Islands she has seen changes to the diets of most diabetic patients.
A large crowd of more than 100 people attended the launch of the Ministry of Health (MOH) Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Day yesterday morning.
Four cases of dengue have been recently confirmed in Rarotonga. This follows the diagnosis of dengue three weeks ago in a visitor who arrived from French Polynesia.
With the recent heavy rain, the Ministry of Health has made an effort to increase surveillance activities on mosquito breeding places around the island.