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Moving house linked with behavioural difficulties in children

Lead researcher, Kim Nathan, a PhD student at the University of Otago, Wellington, says two- thirds (69 per cent) of the more than 300,000 children studied had moved house at least once by the...

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...

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...

Concerns over older Kiwis’ alcohol consumption

The nature of alcohol use in New Zealand is changing. Youth, for a long time the focus of our attention, are reducing their consumption. Conversely, older adults, long assumed a population of low-level drinkers,...

Is New Zealand’s food system unsustainable?

Calls for action to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals highlight food as the single strongest lever to optimise health and environmental sustainability. Associate Professor Carol Wham from the Massey University’s School of Sport,...

‘Well, that was a weird moment’ and other signs of dementia family members should...

Julie Staple was a child when her dad, Mark Womack, began exhibiting odd behaviour. An award-winning violin, viola and cello maker, Womack was not following through for clients nor returning phone calls promptly. He...

Five ways to decrease Alzheimer’s risk by 60 per cent, new study shows

Here's a to-do list for preventing dementia, new research suggests: Ditch red meat, take a brisk walk to the grocery store, do the Sunday crossword and stick to one glass of wine at dinner. A...

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...

‘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...

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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