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Five ways to decrease Alzheimer’s risk by 60 per cent, new study shows

Here's a to-do list for preventing dementia, new research suggests: Ditch red meat, take a brisk walk to the grocery store, do the Sunday crossword and stick to one glass of wine at dinner. A...

Breakthrough study: Why some of us are predisposed to anorexia

Scientists have discovered some people have a genetic predisposition to anorexia – offering hopes of better treatments for the often tragic eating disorder. Nearly 2 per cent of Kiwis will suffer from an eating disorder...

Why are so few Kiwi cancer patients in clinical trials?

Most Kiwi cancer patients are keen to take part in clinical trials, a survey shows, despite a tiny proportion actually being involved in them. Cancer now affects one in two Kiwis - either directly, or...

The Government has approved a $14.6m laboratory expansion for Middlemore Hospital

Health Minister David Clark has approved Counties Manukau DHB's self-funded $14.6 million dialysis and cardiac laboratory expansion at Middlemore Hospital. The new facilities at the hospital would make a real difference to the lives of...

How to prevent the spread of colds and flu

As the weather cools down, winter illnesses tend to ramp up. Rebekah Fraser spoke to an infection control nursing expert about how the spread of colds and flu can be prevented. Simple hygiene practices could...

New ideas to help tackle diabetes

New ideas to help tackle the country’s high rate of diabetes are being put under the spotlight.  Rebekah Fraser looked into two new trials and what it might mean for some of the more...

Elderly Kiwis dying in cold homes

Cold homes in temperate countries such as New Zealand, Australia, Portugal and Italy are causing more deaths in winter than colder climates.   A recent Australian study of presentations to emergency departments in Victoria for hypothermia...

What can New Zealand learn from Australia’s aged care inquiry?

The aged care inquiry has made a big impact on Australia and New Zealand will be keeping a close eye on its findings. Since its establishment the inquiry has conducted hearings, released reports and received...

Vaccinating vulnerable will save lives during flu season

Influenza is one of New Zealand’s most infectious diseases affecting about 20 per cent of the population each year. This year, however, due to a high demand in vaccination, some GPs and pharmacies around the...

Obese patients stuck in Middlemore Hospital

Four severely overweight patients have been stuck at Middlemore Hospital for months because there is nowhere suitable for them to be discharged to. The Counties Manukau District Health Board said the patients no longer required...
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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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