A recent news by the Canterbury District Health Board confirmed that three young adults have been badly affected after they smoked synthetic cannabinoids. It has been clearly stated that they suffered from kidney injuries and apparently, two were hospitalized in intensive care too.
It has been know that the said substances have come under ban after the government imposed stern measures in 2011, thereby prohibiting all existing synthetic cannabis products. Though, new products were able to set themselves free from the ban after they changed chemical composition.
A recent report claimed that water system of Starship Children's Hospital wasn't working properly last month and this is what infected a child from legionnaire's disease. The disease stems from standing water and is potentially lethal.
According to a survey taken out by a group of University of Canterbury (UC) researchers, it has been revealed that 33% smokers and especially Maori and Pacific smokers are ready to quit smoking if nicotine electronic cigarette are available.
According to reports of the Institute of Environmental Science & Research, whooping cough cases have sought a quick rise almost by 197% last year compared to the year before. There were as many as 1,996 cases in 2011 whereas in 2012 the figure went almost three times mounting to 5,938 notifications.
Considering health options, Canterbury's Medical Officer of Health Alistair Humphrey, has warned that health impacts of asbestos will be far more than any other costs.
In Earthquake Commission's Health Programme, it has been said that covering cracked ceilings with asbestos is not a healthy option. There are still 4,000 earthquake damaged homes and the policy is being reconsidered.
Bermuda House, a dementia rest home in Upper Riccarton, is going to close on December 20. The closure will require its 12 residents to move out to other place and the blame for the same has been levied on rest home officials.