Health

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.

Attitudes to mental health change

Saturday April 09, 2016

Psychiat ric Services staff at the Community Health Services in Upper Tupapa are receiving positive responses from the public about gradual changes in the way people in the Cook Islnds regard mental health problems.

Good health a life investment

Thursday April 07, 2016

MEMBERS of the public turned up in numbers to make use of the free of charge medical services provided by the Rarotonga Hospital and the Tupapa Community clinic yesterday.

THIS year’s orthopaedic surgeries and counselling services project could not have been the success it has been without New Zealand’s orthopaedic specialist Dr David Bartle and Rarotonga-based Dr Deacon Teapa.

As part of its efforts to address diabetes issues in the Cook Islands, the Ministry of Health will conduct free blood and diabetes check-up at all its health centres today to mark World Health Day.

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