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New Zealand lockdown survey reveals economic jolt, but families ‘incredibly robust’

The impact of the global pandemic on New Zealand families has been highlighted in new research from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, which surveyed New Zealanders’ experience under COVID-19 lockdown. The survey was conducted...

Women’s unit opens at Palmerston North Hospital

Women will now have their own dedicated space in Palmerston North Hospital for surgical recovery and assessments with the opening of the new Women’s Assessment and Surgical Unit (WASU). Opened with a blessing on Tuesday...

Research results may have implications for animal breeding

Published today in the American science journal PNAS, new University of Otago animal research shows that mating with sterile males early in life increases female growth and subsequent reproductive output, but reduces female lifespan. Lead...

Health and wellbeing of older New Zealanders must be a focus post-Covid: Otago researcher

As older New Zealanders have borne the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic, an Otago researcher warns there needs to be an emphasis on addressing older people’s future needs to help reduce ageing inequities. University of...

EIT student Miriama discovers nursing destiny 

Since she was young, Fijian-born EIT nursing student Miriama Tawake had an interest in health and nursing. It’s fair to say, that this interest had been sparked by Miriama’s mother who works as a...

New research results show keys to longevity

The results of new research show that people can have some control over the ageing process, says Associate Professor Yoram Barak, a consultant psychogeriatrician at the University of Otago. “Electing not to smoke and committing...

Careerforce-Yale partnership empowers change

Careerforce partnered with the Yale University Program for Recovery and Community Health in 2019 to support a group of emerging leaders in New Zealand to participate in the LET(s) LEAD Academy, a transformational leadership...

Fuel walking and cycling with low carbon diets, researchers say

Walking and cycling have many benefits and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but researchers say we need to think about what people eat to fuel their walking and cycling. In a paper published in the...

New online tool makes travel plans accessible for people with disabilities

The Accessible Day Out library has been created to help people with disabilities find places that cater to their needs. Firstport's innovative online tool provides reviews of venues and activities around New Zealand with a...

University of Otago calling for survey participants for study on lockdown life

Researchers from the University of Otago’s Department of Psychology are urgently seeking participants for research into life under the lockdown imposed in response to Covid-19. Participants would be required to take a 15 minute...

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Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...

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