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Welcome break in Departmental log-jam ensures healthcare workers receive independent pay body recommended pay increase

Unite welcomes news that healthcare workers will now receive recommended one percent pay increase

Latest Retail Price Inflation figures mean HSC workers effectively still suffering a 2.9% standard of living cut… 354 more words

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Consultation on 'opt-out' organ donation system launched online

A consultation has been launched into organ donation, taking us one step closer to an opt-out system.

Jeremy Hunt said families need to overcome their ‘fatal reluctance’ to talk about organ donation, making their wishes clear to relatives in order to save the lives of patients on the transplant waiting list. 407 more words


What is Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis? Condition explained as Keith Chegwin dies from IPF

Famed broadcaster and actor Keith Chegwin has died aged 60 after a battle with Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a condition of the lungs.

His family have said that Mr. 276 more words


Tell all on Dengvaxia, Dr. Janette Garin

Former DOH Secretary Janette Garin tried to inject a dose of dramatics into her scheduled appearance before the joint hearings of the Senate blue ribbon, finance, health and demographics committees this morning and testify on what transpired in the P3.5 billion purchase of Dengvaxia vaccines a little less than two years ago. 287 more words

New online book offers easy, nutritious recipes for healthy eating

The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) has compiled nearly three dozen easy recipes to keep you healthy, especially during the holidays.

Each recipe in the “Choose Healthy Now @ Home Recipe Book,” from the breakfast banana split to ginger-glazed mahi-mahi, meets the department’s nutrition guidelines. 135 more words


Garodnick’s water tower legislation would make building inspection results clear to all

By Sabina Mollot

Last Tuesday, the City Council voted to make the results of buildings’ water tank inspections more readily accessible after many years of those records being kept private. 440 more words


Getting sick? Doctors predict active cold, flu season will get even worse

If it seems like more people around you are getting sick, you’re not alone.

Health experts say it’s been an active cold and flu season, and it’s likely to get worse. 480 more words