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Personal trauma leads to breakthrough in stress-related illness relief

Insomnia, anxiety and depression can plague people for years but Kanji has revealed how he treated his own debilitating illnesses and now hopes to help others. Life stresses and childhood trauma can cause a build...

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...

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...

‘Miracle drug’ Keytruda approved for use earlier in melanoma treatment

A cancer treatment described as a "miracle drug" by many patients has been approved for use in melanoma patients before their cancer spreads and becomes advanced. Until now, Keytruda had only been approved for use...

Faye Flam: Healthy living can’t prevent cancer

Comment: Recent news that random bad luck plays a big role in cancer has been misinterpreted as bad news, when it's actually very useful in helping humanity understand what cancer is and what can be...

New Zealand experts play crucial role in global fight against pneumonia

Findings from the decade-long global Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH) study are published in the latest edition of the prestigious Lancet journal. Professor David Murdoch of the University of Otago, Christchurch, is a renowned infectious disease expert who led establishment of...

Virtual Rehab: how ‘gamification’ can help stroke recovery

Researchers at the University of East Anglia in England have worked with industry collaborator Evolv to create a new gaming platform to improve the lives of stroke patients suffering from complex neurological syndromes caused by their...

The role of websites and apps in self-managing pain symptoms

One in five Kiwis live with chronic or persistent pain. And with little capacity to increase pain services, technology could help many self-manage their symptoms. The recommendation comes from new research out of the University of Otago, Wellington. Dr...

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.
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