Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Social media companies like Facebook amplify vaccination fears, scientists say

Online tech companies such as Facebook and Google need to do more to prevent the spread of misinformation around vaccines, a group of scientists say. A report, called The Salzburg Statement on Vaccination Acceptance, said...

Q&A: Dr Mark Ware – In favour of medicinal cannabis

Health Central asks pain specialist Dr Mark Ware, Chief Medical Officer of Canopy Growth, the largest cannabis grower in the world about his views on the benefits and risks and future of medicinal cannabis. What...

Medsafe consults on plans to include allergens on labelling

'May contain traces of nuts.' You see these words regularly on food packaging, and something similar could soon be on your medicine. Medsafe has opened a public consultation on plans to introduce new labelling requirements for...

Faye Flam: Healthy living can’t prevent cancer

Comment: Recent news that random bad luck plays a big role in cancer has been misinterpreted as bad news, when it's actually very useful in helping humanity understand what cancer is and what can be...

$1.2m funding for allergy and asthma prevention research

Asthma prevalence in New Zealand is amongst the highest in the world and there is no cure or effective prevention. A grant from the Health Research Council of New Zealand’s annual project funding round will...

Kiwis more pro-choice than global counterparts

The majority of Kiwis are supportive of a woman's right to choose abortion, according to two recent surveys. A recent Ipsos Global Advisor Study, including more than 500 New Zealanders, probed varying attitudes towards abortion...

Northland senior citizen irate as flu vaccine runs out

A senior citizen in Northland who can not access flu vaccine say it's a bit of a joke for the government to advise people to get immunised when there aren't any vaccines available. Christopher Graham...

Union celebrates 30 years with special one-day conference

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) will be celebrating 30 years as a union on Thursday 27th June at Te Papa in Wellington with a special one-day anniversary conference. The special one-day anniversary conference, entitled: Why a...

2019 applications open for Hauora Māori Scholarships

Māori students across all health disciplines are encouraged to apply for this year’s Hauora Māori Scholarships.

Dental therapists: we can help improve access to dental care

The professional association for dental and oral health therapists would like to see their skills better utilised.


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.


“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...