Health

Tighter smoking rules ahead

Wednesday September 30, 2015

More smoke-free premises and restrictions on tobacco sales are on the cards for the Cook Islands, with one bar taking its own action to introduce tighter smoking rules.

Healthy diet equals healthy mind

Monday September 21, 2015

A healthy diet is critical to reducing the obesity epidemic in the Cook Islands, but new research shows it can also go a long way to improving the mental health of our people. 

Cook Islands in safe, prepared hands

Friday September 18, 2015

The Cook Islands will be in safe hands in the event of an emergency, with more members of the community becoming capable first responders.

Chikungunya numbers hit zero

Wednesday September 16, 2015

The Chikungunya outbreak which swept through the nation has finally come to a standstill, with only one case reported in the last fortnight.

Road safety not on island time

Wednesday September 16, 2015

Health has responded to a letter in Monday’s paper condemning their consultation period for the new Road Safety Strategy.

Ebola workshop prepares for the worst

Monday September 14, 2015

The Cook Islands is fighting fit should the deadly Ebola virus reach our shores thanks to a three-day workshop at Rarotonga Hospital last week.

Pneumonia on the rise

Friday September 11, 2015

The rapid spread of sickness during Te Maeva Nui celebrations isn’t over yet, with the hospital now seeing a rise in pneumonia cases.

Sensitive issue aired

Friday September 11, 2015

More than 30 people have died through committing suicide in the Cook Islands, and yesterday, a special day was held with the aim of ensuring that this number does not rise.

A large number of Aitutaki residents took the opportunity to learn how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and how to administer CPR.

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