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Racial bias and birth: ‘We’re looking through the lens of Pākehā’

Each baby in the "grey zone" is a question — try for life, or give palliative care?

Toothache for northern kids

A new study has found that about two thirds of pre-school aged children have tooth decay in northern New Zealand, and experts warn this is not surprising.

Action plan launched to boost nursing’s ability to enhance Kiwi’s health

Pay equity, a national nursing model of care, training for all charge nurse managers, boosting the Māori nursing numbers, and safe staffing are all part of a new NZNO action plan for nursing.

Rongoā Māori scholars to study traditional health system in India

A multi-disciplinary team of senior scholars, practitioners and community members will undertake a six-week indigenous health and entrepreneurship scholarship programme this summer. Associate Professor Mera Penehira leads Whakatāne’s Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi international indigenous...

Seven health winners at 2018 Research Honours Aotearoa

A virtual patient developer, fertility researcher and a kaupapa Māori health research group are amongst the seven health winners honoured at the 2018 Research Honours Aotearoa awards.

Baby baskets part of new SUDI prevention programme launch

Reducing smoking and bed-sharing will be the targets of a new national programme launched this week to reduce Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI).

Praise for Piki: Wellington students welcome free mental health support

Tertiary students in the greater Wellington region are pleased to see the expansion of Piki, a free youth mental health support pilot.

Māori health trust founder honoured

Christine Brears’ commitment to improving the health of kohanga reo kids in the 1980s – leading to the founding of an early Māori health trust – was honoured recently. by Rebekah Fraser.

Dentists say ‘Zero Carbon’ bipartisan approach needed for water fluoridation

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) says the approach on the ‘Zero Carbon’ Bill is needed for water fluoridation. The Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill was passed last week with the support of...

Opinion: Ananish Chaudhuri – Racial bias unlikely in resuscitation attempts for premature births

Doctors' racial bias is unlikely to explain resuscitation rates for babies says Ananish Chaudhuri.

DR WELLNESS

More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

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“There for me every step of the way”

“Lucky” is not an adjective many people would choose after going through what Barbara Bew experienced.  Yet despite enduring a terrifying domestic assault after...
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