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Modern food dilemmas: Not so super at the supermarket

Food shopping used to be easy. We'd choose the things we liked the best, or the kids liked, or the partner liked; balance that with cost and that would be that. Job done. Now, getting...

Why your risks for 7 types of cancer could be reduced with physical activity

If you need a reason to get up and get moving, consider this: Your likelihood of developing seven types of cancer may be reduced by physical activity, according to new research from the American...

NZDA statement on Dental Protection New Zealand member survey ‘Breaking the burnout cycle’.

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) acknowledges the serious and currently real risks burnout pose to the dental profession. A third of survey respondents saying they have ‘considered leaving the profession’ suggests work-life balance still...

Remove profit motive from tobacco to deal with mass addiction, researchers urge

Governments worldwide need to create non-profit supply systems for tobacco and nicotine products because of their potential to cause significant and avoidable harm, researchers from the University of Otago say. In an article in the...

Not enough beds, not enough staff: Auckland DHB mental health service in crisis

Staff shortages mean Aucklanders in need of urgent mental health support can face significant waiting times when they call for help, and DHB workers say it puts lives in danger. A recent mass meeting of...

MidCentral DHB and Wright Family Foundation Announce Partnership at Birthing Centre

MidCentral District Health Board has announced an innovative, exciting opportunity for birthing women in the region. MidCentral DHB and Wright Family Foundation have entered into an agreement that will see the DHB managing the Te...

Free Otago clinic provides life-changing dental care for patients

A University of Otago dental student who has organised a free community dental clinic for low socio-economic patients has been amazed at the life-changing effect the service has had on the patients. “It’s been amazing. ...

Early bowel-cancer checks urged

The Cancer Society is calling for Māori and Pacific New Zealanders to get free bowel cancer screening from the age of 50 - a step it says will save lives. The society's position will put...

Uncontrolled online marketing of e-cigarettes putting youth at risk, study finds

Only 10 per cent of New Zealand websites selling vaping products require proof of age before purchase, researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington, have found. In an article published in today’s New Zealand Medical...

Fewer Kiwis will die of bowel cancer if new screening tool introduced

Introducing flexible sigmoidoscopy screening into the national bowel screening programme would significantly reduce both the incidence and mortality of bowel cancer in New Zealand, new University of Otago research reveals. The number of bowel cancer...

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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