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Op-Ed: Aaron Davy: How misdirected kindness can hamper aid

Goods sent through the generosity of the public in response to an emergency is not a new phenomenon. However the history of emergency responses similar to the Samoa measles epidemic includes numerous examples of...

interRAI oral health study highlights life links

An international study using New Zealand interRAI home care data has revealed the close links between healthy teeth and general good health. “This study shows the benefits of good oral health for a person’s overall...

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Loneliness

What factor has the same health risk as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, is as lethal as alcoholism, is twice as harmful as obesity, is associated with a 30 percent increased risk of having...

Privilege of working with the elderly

When you feel it’s a privilege to be working with and looking after the elderly, you know you have that special gene. It takes a special type of person to be working in the...

How to find the healthiest milk for your needs

While cow's milk has been a controversial staple in our diet for generations, it didn't have any serious competition until the past decade, which has seen a remarkable rise in the number of plant-based...

Samoa Measles Epidemic – Cash the best way to support

“It has been heartening to see again, the generosity of the New Zealand public during a crisis, but it is key that support matches the immediate needs in Samoa”, says CID’s Humanitarian Coordinator, Aaron...

Finding flow in adventure recreation

New Zealand is widely regarded as one big adventure playground, and a new study by the University of Otago has shed new light on the importance of engaging with the adventure recreation opportunities. In a...

World Aids Day reflects importance of community effort

Sunday 1 December is World Aids Day and the theme of this year’s observance is that communities can make a difference by fighting to end the epidemic. One way for community-led organisations to act is...

Uncontrolled online marketing of e-cigarettes putting youth at risk, study finds

Only 10 per cent of New Zealand websites selling vaping products require proof of age before purchase, researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington, have found. In an article published in today’s New Zealand Medical...

Fewer Kiwis will die of bowel cancer if new screening tool introduced

Introducing flexible sigmoidoscopy screening into the national bowel screening programme would significantly reduce both the incidence and mortality of bowel cancer in New Zealand, new University of Otago research reveals. The number of bowel cancer...

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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“There for me every step of the way”

“Lucky” is not an adjective many people would choose after going through what Barbara Bew experienced.  Yet despite enduring a terrifying domestic assault after...
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