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Survey reveals depression and bullying in Kiwi workplaces

A wide survey of New Zealand workplaces by researchers from Massey University’s Healthy Work Group has found more than one-quarter of employees feel depressed much of the time and half of workers say their...

Antibiotic use linked to heightened bowel cancer risk

Antibiotic use (pills/capsules) is linked to a heightened risk of bowel (colon) cancer, but a lower risk of rectal cancer, and depends, to some extent, on the type and class of drug prescribed, suggests research...

New tool to measure quality of life in aged care

The Caring Futures Institute at Flinders University is leading research into developing a new quality of life measure that aged care providers can use for quality assessments with their clients. Researchers from the College of...

New cancer research collaboration

Cancer researchers are coming together in a new collaboration awarded a $2 million grant by the Cancer Society in a bid to better tackle a leading cause of death in New Zealand. Cancer research groups...

Increasing waistlines are changing the way Kiwis sleep

Around half (48%) of adult New Zealanders sleep on their side - a position which researchers say increases in preference as we age and our Body Mass Index (BMI) rises. The new research from mattress...

Short bursts of exercise good for the brain

Short intensive bouts of exercise have similar beneficial effects on the brain as longer workouts, according to new research from the University of Auckland. Dr David Moreau from the University’s School of Psychology carried out...

Researchers call on Govt to support heart health

Data from a cohort study of 500,000 New Zealanders have allowed more precise calculations of an individual's cardiovascular risk and researchers now say the Ministry of Health should support a national risk generator that...

Quick hit of exercise can boost your brain power, says Kiwi scientist

Stuck in the office all day? A few lunchtime laps of the stairs can help your brain just as much as a long walk or bike ride, a Kiwi researcher has found. That's the upshot...

Doctor Bennet Omalu claims contact sports ‘won’t exist’ within a generation

The doctor who discovered shocking brain injuries in American football stars has predicted that people will stop playing contact sports within "one generation". Doctor Bennet Omalu was the pioneering neuropathologist who first discovered chronic traumatic...

Healthier homes could cut hospital stays for young children

Almost 20 per cent of hospital admissions of young children with acute respiratory infections could be prevented if their houses were free from damp and mould, researchers have found. The research, published in the international...

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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