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.

Mental disorders on the rise

Tuesday April 05, 2016

An increasing number of mental health cases are being treated in the Cook Islands.

The Public Health Service is calling on parents to give their consent for their children to take part in a rheumatic heart disease screening programme for youngsters between five and 15 years.

Screening began yesterday and will take place in all schools in the Cook Islands.

The Cook Islands now has the fourth highest prevalence of diabetes worldwide.

A clinical psychologist and a psychiatrist will be in the Cook Islands this week.

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