Research sheds light on Pacific youth gambling habits

New research funded by the Ministry of Health has revealed the gambling habits of Pacific youth and their mothers.

Kiwi scientists closing in killer infectious disease

Kiwi scientists have discovered a novel property of a new anti-tuberculosis drug which may help develop more drugs to treat the world's biggest-killing infectious disease.

Mental health staff to be surveyed on safety

Feedback on the current safety culture at New Zealand’s mental health and addiction services is being sought in a staff survey by the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

Median GP income remains between $100-125k, finds survey

A third of GPs are earning less than $100,000 and 18 per cent less than $75,000 – with GPs earning less and working less hours not surprisingly the least likely to be burnout.

Little science in old wives’ tale about ‘a tooth per child’

A Kiwi researcher has found there is little science to the belief that one of the costs women bear for having multiple children is poor teeth.

Kiwi study indicates why some melanoma patients resistant to immunotherapy drugs

A biomarker to help determine which melanoma patients are likely to benefit from new immunotherapy drugs may be one result of a discovery by Otago researchers’ published today.

Survey indicates unequal access to life-changing cardiac rehab

Patient access to life-changing, cardiac rehabilitation services after a heart attack is  inequitable across the country, a snapshot survey of the 20 district health boards has found.

Men’s health: What barriers are stopping inactive Māori men getting back into exercise?

‘Fishbowl gyms’ and putting work and whānau first are amongst the reasons stopping overweight Māori men getting back into exercise, a recent study indicates.

App launched to remind people to take medicine

A new app's been launched to remind people to take their medicine.

Telestroke ‘upskilling’ of local staff short-lived, finds study

The discontinuing of the telestroke service in Nelson – that gave local doctors access to tertiary hospital advice on stroke treatment – saw treatment rates fall backwards again, a new study found.


Death: the symptoms of dying

How much do many of us actually know about the act of dying? In the first of Health Central’s special focus on death and dying – The Death Series – FIONA CASSIE talks to palliative care specialist Brian Ensor about the symptoms of dying.


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