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Higher fibre saves lives, but food processing may remove benefits

Eating more fibre can improve life expectancy for those with diabetes, Otago researchers say. Type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions worldwide, is associated with serious medical complications, and increases the risk of dying from...

Schools get involved for World Asthma Day

Over 130 schools throughout New Zealand have signed up to celebrate World Asthma Day today to educate children and teachers on the triggers and management of asthma.

Housing stories from the frontline in South Auckland

Kidz First public health nurses see the reality of how Auckland’s housing crisis impacts on often struggling families. Seven nurses and their clinical nurse manager Lizzie Farrell share stories of some of the families they work and walk alongside.

Physiotherapy can reduce New Zealand’s opioid use

Yesterday (Sunday, September 8) was World Physiotherapy Day and New Zealand’s professional physiotherapy body is calling on the government and medical practitioners to promote this proven alternative to prescription drugs. “The devastating consequences of opioid...

Otago researchers part of world-first trial to prevent tuberculosis in people with diabetes

Otago researchers are playing a leadership role in an Euro €4.8 million international project to conduct the world’s first trial attempting to prevent tuberculosis in people with diabetes. Every year, more than 11 million people...

Scale of trichloroethylene (TCE) exposure in New Zealand workplaces over decades more widespread than...

The scale of New Zealanders exposed to toxic industrial solvent trichloroethylene, now linked to a sixfold increase in the chances of developing Parkinson's Disease, extends to thousands of people, across a variety of industries and sectors over several decades, who are now being urged to seek legal advice for a possible class action, a Herald investigation has found.

New Zealand death rate for motor neurone disease five times global average

New Zealand's motor neurone disease death rate is the highest in the world and five times the global average, a new study has found.

Breast cancer affected by environment over genetics, study funds

Environmental factors could be behind New Zealand's high rate of breast cancer.

‘Still Me’ campaign to mark Alzheimer’s Awareness Month this September

At just 57 years old, Amrita Francis’ world turned upside down, with an early-onset Alzheimer’s diagnosis that within five years would heavily affect her memory and ability to work. Now at 62 years old, ex-music...

Call to ‘beef-up’ New Zealand’s ability to face a pandemic

In the wake of Ebola and Zika, New Zealand needs to beef-up its pandemic planning and readiness to deal with diseases other than influenza, say public health researchers in a paper published today.
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