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EASIE Living Centre welcomes families into new sensory space

A new sensory space, which provides a safe and engaging place for families to explore, has been officially opened in Palmerston North by Mayor Grant Smith and Enable New Zealand General Manager Michelle Riwai. Nestled...

Fears of increase in fetal alcohol disorder following lockdown

A University of Otago researcher fears the soaring rates of alcohol purchases during lockdown may result in more babies being born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) next year. Associate Professor Anita Gibbs says the...

Later bedtimes fine for pre-schoolers if they get enough sleep

A new study has found later bedtimes for children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old aren’t likely to directly increase their risk of developing obesity. Childhood obesity is a global problem, with...

NZ parents concerned children could catch COVID-19 at school – Otago study

Parents of school-aged children were very concerned that their children may catch COVID-19 if schools were reopened at Alert Level 3 despite no evidence supporting this view, a new University of Otago, Christchurch, study...

New cystic fibrosis medicine to aid food digestion now funded

A new medicine that will help young children with cystic fibrosis digest their food more easily is now being funded by PHARMAC. Creon Micro, supplied by Mylan, is a modified-release granule formulation of pancreatic enzymes....

Collaboration gets funding to track COVID-19 spread and evolution in NZ

A collaboration between the University of Otago and ESR has received a substantial government grant to lead an international team of scientists to sequence the genomes of all of New Zealand’s positive COVID-19 cases...

Tobacco industry targets a new generation

The tobacco industry is targeting a new generation of smokers with sophisticated marketing designed to associate smoking with rebellion, social prestige and attractiveness, researchers from the tobacco control research centre ASPIRE 2025, at the...

Dentists desperate to assist New Zealanders

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

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...

Coronavirus: Send your kids to school – it’s the safest place for them

Send your kids to school, they're safe there – that's the message to parents from Education Minister Chris Hipkins. But in the effort to slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus, parents should consider making...

DR WELLNESS

Opinion: Dr Tracey Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

Opinion: Hope is the key

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