ESR research backs importance of flu shots during pregnancy

Research by scientists from the Institute of Environmental Science and Research backs the importance of influenza shots during pregnancy after finding pregnant women with the flu are three to five times more likely to end up in hospital.

Breakthrough NZ research: How C-section babies may miss health benefits

A world-first study aims to reveal the health benefits that conventionally-born babies may get in early life - and which babies born by Caesarean-section miss out on.

Smoking among young teens nearly stubbed out – survey

Smoking among young teen students appears close to being stubbed out, a new survey suggests.

One in 10 New Zealanders don’t feel comfortable asking their doctors key questions

The survey also found 21 per cent of consumers felt their doctor had recommended a test or treatment that wasn't necessary.

Sleeping on side in late pregnancy more than halves stillbirth risk

Pregnant women can now rest easier – on their side. A University of Auckland-led international study published today provides the strongest evidence yet that by going to sleep on either side in the last three months of pregnancy, women can more than halve their risk of stillbirth.

What Kiwi kids think about junk food marketing

Following Britain's push to ban junk food marketing from social media, a New Zealand study shows that Kiwi kids are likely to support the same approach here.

A promising approach to drug addiction

With the help of a grant, a New Zealand researcher intends to explore how a vaccine for drug addiction could become a reality.

Racism, other barriers fuel health inequities in rheumatic fever

Racism, inflexibility and disconnects with youth are undermining the delivery of potentially life-saving follow-up treatments to people who have had rheumatic fever, a new study has found.

3D technology finds tiny medical clues in children’s faces

Researchers are leading an innovative project that uses spatial technologies such as 3D mapping to analyse subtle facial features in children in order to help identify underlying medical conditions such as rare diseases.

Glow-in-the-dark zebrafish overturn 100-year medical theory

Glow-in-the-dark zebrafish in a lab are overturning 100 years of medical thought about a vital bodily system, opening the door to future possible therapies for a painful chronic disorder, and to a better understanding of how cancer spreads.
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