Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Preventing and managing blood clots in pregnancy

Every year in New Zealand around 4,000 people develop a blood clot in a vein. This article looks at venous thromboembolism – in particular why pregnancy puts women at increased risk – and how to help prevent, diagnose and treat pregnancy-associated venous blood clots.

Schools need national health food policy, researchers say

Schools around the country should operate under a national health food policy to combat diet-related diseases, Otago researchers say.

‘Tis the season: Pollen-related hay fever incidences to rise as warm, dry summer approaches

Hayfever sufferers be warned: spring is expected to warm and dry, meaning more outbreaks of sneezing and wheezing more much of the population.

Whānau fun ride and hīkoi to honour ‘Smear your Mea’ legacy

The legacy left behind by Rotorua's Talei Morrison will be honoured on the anniversary of her cervical cancer diagnosis, reports the Rotorua Post.

Positive mental health spin-off from adventure education

Adventure education that puts troubled youth in situations needing resilience and teamwork, could have spin-offs for youth with anxiety and depression, suggests an Otago study.

Are you talking to your children enough?

Parents should make sure they talk to their children from a very young age, scientists say.

How to boost your immune system and avoid getting sick this winter

It's peak flu season. You're cold, rugged up and squashed on public transport or in the lift at work. You hear a hacking cough, or feel the droplets of a sneeze land on your neck. Will this turn into your third cold this year?

Viagra may stop macular degeneration-related blindness

A two-year trial led by scientists at Columbia University in New York suggests the little blue Viagra pills could stop age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, in its tracks.

Nurse care ‘equal or even better’ than GPs for some conditions, finds review

For chronic conditions nurses “probably achieve equal or better health outcomes” for patients then doctors, a major international research review has concluded.

Kiwi babies vaccinated against tuberculosis for first time in two years

Kiwi babies will again be safe from the life-threatening complications associated with severe forms of tuberculosis with a new supply of the vaccine available for the first time in more than two years.
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DR WELLNESS

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Sugar questions answered

With November being Diabetes Awareness Month, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says it’s perfect timing to answer two commonly asked questions about sugar.

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