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Dentists reassure about safety in Level 2; advise public to contact for appointments

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is reassuring patients that they are safe to book dental treatment under Level 2 restrictions from tomorrow, but advises people to phone ahead, instead of simply turning up...

Dentists desperate to assist New Zealanders

Dentists in New Zealand are desperate to get back to work to assist their patients.

New research is showing that the longer people stay in isolation, the more pronounced...

Stressors identified included length of self-isolation, fear of infection, frustration, boredom, inadequate supplies and financial loss. As a result, many people experienced insomnia, irritability, depression and anxiety, with some people developing post-traumatic stress disorder. If...

NZDA says oral health not a focus for government, feels shut out

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is saying the Ministry of Health has met with other medical groups via the General Practice Leaders' Forum but say they feel shut out, citing a lack of government...

Large numbers of NZ military personnel suffer post-traumatic stress, Otago research reveals

The first wide-ranging survey of New Zealand  personnel shows many suffer symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTS) though greater length of service, psychological flexibility (resilience) and quality sleep may be protective factors. Conducted by University of...

Dental Association issues dire warning to Epidemic Response Committee on dental care  

Since the lockdown commenced on 26 March an estimated 400,000 New Zealanders have had cancelled dental appointments with as yet no deferment date. Speaking to the Committee NZDA President Dr Katie Ayers said she is...

Hope-No description needed!

This inspiring young mum of two was recently diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and after exploring all treatment options decided on a combination of conventional and complementary treatment options.  So, what possible treatment...

New Breast Cancer App Launched

The Breast Cancer Foundation of New Zealand has launched a new app called ‘Pre-Check’, designed to empower women to take charge of their own breast health from home. The app, available on both the App...

Stuck in your one-bedroom apartment during quarantine

If you’re stuck in a one-bedroom apartment during the quarantine, chances are you’re feeling a bit lonely right now. But right now, this is the best opportunity to try new things. Pull out that...

Niki Bezzant: How to eat well in times of stress

There's no doubt about it: we are in stressful times. It is an unprecedented situation, affecting everyone in some way. When the world is going to hell in a handbasket, we figure, what does it matter...
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Hope-No description needed!

This inspiring young mum of two was recently diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and after exploring all treatment options decided on a combination...

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Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the...
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