Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Tiny tube saving sight of glaucoma patients in New Zealand

A new procedure which sees a tiny tube inserted into the eye to save the eyesight of glaucoma patients is now available in New Zealand.

New genetic screening technology improving odds of getting pregnant

New technology now being offered in New Zealand could improve the chance of women in their late 30s getting pregnant using IVF by up to 25 per cent, a new study has shown.

Scholarship winner aims to end threat of antibiotic resistance

Superbugs resistant to antibiotics will become a global problem if antibiotic resistance is not halted but a Kiwi PhD student has won a scholarship which will allow him to join the ranks of scientists around the world working to solve the problem.

New study to lift the lid on drugs in small-town New Zealand

The researcher behind the first drug-testing of Auckland's waterways is taking the study further afield to tackle drug and alcohol problems in small-town New Zealand.

Eradicating HIV with new drug, former Whanganui student tells

Emma Russell continues her series charting the stories of former Whanganui students who have gone on to success in the big, wide world

Scalp cooling testing underway to help cancer patients keep their hair

Losing your hair may no longer be a fear for breast cancer patients as a pilot gets underway in Nelson testing new technology.

Breakthrough in how in cancer spreads

A researcher for Otago University is hoping to find a way to stop cancer spreading.

Groundbreaking surgery bringing back smiles

Staci Chappell is looking forward to smiling on her wedding day thanks to a groundbreaking surgical technique.

First robot-assisted knee surgery has patient working and walking two weeks later

The country's first robot-assisted partial knee replacement surgery was performed successfully last month.

Community hospital leads in rural health delivery

On September 8, 1997, Dannevirke's Community Hospital was opened after turbulent time of protest against the closure of our 180-bed hospital.
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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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