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Information lab to improve NZ society

The lab is a collaboration between the Massey Business School, the College of Health and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences with Statistics New Zealand, and will provide staff and students use for...

Missed specialist appointments costing millions annually

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union recently released a report on figures from district health boards (DHBs) for the 2016-2017 year showing that missed specialist appointments cost taxpayers $29 million. The report listed several solutions for...

New research shines light on cancer cells

New University of Otago research into tell-tale markers of cancer cells could help doctors identify whether the cells are more likely to spread to other parts of the body. The impact of that knowledge could...

A Mild Touch of the Cancer

David’s book, A Mild Touch of the Cancer is due for release on 12 August. It is a frank, open account of his struggle, from diagnosis through to the end of his therapy in the US....

Positive effect of music and dance on dementia

Researchers from the University of Otago's Department of Dance and Department of Psychological Medicine used familiar, reminiscent music and the natural gestures of a group of 22 participants to create an original series of dance...

Rethinking palliative care in aged care facilities

Over one-third of New Zealanders (38%) are dying in residential aged care, bringing demand for end of life care in rest homes to an all-time high. Already one of the highest rates in the world,...

Book review: Grandpa’s Noises

St John Thomas’ book takes children on an adventure with their own grandfather in a way that allows the reader to take control. The main character is not featured in the book so any child...

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Is it possible to have a healthy BBQ?

While BBQ season may seem a long way off, preparation is key to achieve a safe BBQ.  It is also timely to bring up memories of warmer days with the recent cold snap.  The...

New primary mental health partnership takes shape

ProCare Health Ltd and Tū Ora Compass Health have signed an agreement to align their respective mental health services – in order to enable a stronger primary mental health service for communities across Aotearoa.   Over...

Achieving health equity needs actions, not just rhetoric

A newly-released Ministry of Health publication is making sure equity is at the front and centre of all newly-commissioned work in the health sector. To coincide with the publication, Achieving Equity in Health Outcomes: Summary of...

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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Extra Health Support For Busy People

People spinning multiple plates often need additional support over and above good nutrition and exercise. Here’s how addressing things at the sub-cellular level can help.
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