Health

Scientists’ call: Tax junk food

Monday September 09, 2019

All sugary, fatty and salty foods should be taxed, says study. Jonathan Milne and Gray Clapham report.

Scientists are urging policy makers to “seriously consider” introducing a broad junk food tax to help curb the obesity epidemic.

Health officials charged with preventing a measles outbreak say they are “expecting the worst”.

Why Stella is no chicken

Thursday August 29, 2019

Young Cook Islander Stella Marsters says becoming vegetarians might save Cook Islanders from their obesity epidemic.

Dr Aumea on island rescue mission

Thursday August 29, 2019

The Secretary of Health is flying to Mangaia to investigate concerns – as news emerges of an injured papa who had to pay for his own medical evacuation.

Data shows dirty water at stations

Tuesday August 27, 2019

Two of Rarotonga’s most notorious drinking water stations have cleaned up – but the remaining four continue to have high contamination levels.

Dengue cases rise to 78

Wednesday August 14, 2019

Seventy-eight (78) dengue cases have been reported since the outbreak in January this year.

The 5-star Aitutaki Nui resort has got rid of chlorine and installed an expensive anolyte water disinfection system to give its guests safe and drinkable tap water.

Rakes, mowers, weed eaters and rubbish fires will be sparking into action this weekend in preparation for the tutaka inspection beginning on Monday, a health initiative started in the 1930s.

Keep abreast of your health

Tuesday July 09, 2019

Women don’t like talking about getting their breasts checked. It’s a taboo subject for some.

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