Health

Water supply may contain sediment

Wednesday March 28, 2018

Some water supplied to Rarotonga households may still contain sediment, following the heavy rain which hit the island this week.

World Tuberculosis Day is today

Saturday March 24, 2018

World TB Day, observed on March 24 each year, is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly 1.5 million people each year, mostly in developing countries.

Killer disease alert

Saturday March 24, 2018

Cook Islands authorities are keeping a close eye on border control in the wake of an outbreak of life-threatening meningococcal disease in Fiji.

New Zealand is donating $50,000 to mental health in the Cook Islands, and a portion of that money will go towards alcohol awareness and restarting local Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings.

Antibiotic resistance is increasing all around the Pacific Islands, but in the Cook Islands it is not a problem yet.

Cook Islands on dengue alert

Wednesday February 21, 2018

With a new outbreak of dengue in surrounding Pacific islands, the Cook Islands Ministry of Health held a stakeholders meeting last Friday to examine the state of dengue surrounding the Cooks, and at prevention measures.

Bottles of mass-produced coconut cooking oil are being passed off as the medicinal herbal ointment akari pi, also known as “Mauke miracle oil”.

Debate on mental health issues

Tuesday February 06, 2018

Prominent members of the community and the health sector will air their views on how effectively mental health issues are being addressed in the Cook Islands at a Speaker’s debate on Thursday.

A medical information service collecting health data across the Pacific is on its way to the Cook Islands.

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