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Mauritian twin doctors embark on new life in New Zealand

By the time identical twins Viraj and Varun Boodhun started their Bachelor of Nursing degree at EIT, they had gained a medical degree overseas and were well on their way to becoming medical specialists....

Te reo Māori names gifted to hospital units

Palmerston North Hospital’s children, maternity and women’s clinics have been gifted te reo Māori names, with the new signs unveiled in a Matariki celebration. Visitors will now be guided by the names gifted to the...

NorthTec nursing graduates share success with whānau

There was a celebration of success at NorthTec’s Te Puna o Te Mātauranga marae last week (Wednesday 22 July) as nursing students celebrated the end of their study journey. It was a big week for...

Research to help inform Māori decisions ahead of cannabis referendum

Rangatahi Māori are more likely to use cannabis or be dependent on it and more likely to be negatively affected by cannabis laws, compared with their non-Māori peers. That is the message from a recently...

College students raise funds for Pacific healthcare provider

In June, 68 students from Porirua College raised funds and chose to donate them to public healthcare provider Pacific Health Plus (PHP) by walking circuits of the neighbourhood, laps of their school field, and...

EIT student Miriama discovers nursing destiny 

Since she was young, Fijian-born EIT nursing student Miriama Tawake had an interest in health and nursing. It’s fair to say, that this interest had been sparked by Miriama’s mother who works as a...

BMI an inconsistent obesity measure for Māori and Pacific people

BMI (Body Mass Index) is likely to be an inconsistent measure of obesity in Māori and Pacific patients, new University of Otago research reveals. Specifically, researchers from HeartOtago – a group of cardiovascular researchers and...

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...

Increase in HIV cases, but decline in numbers first diagnosed in New Zealand

After two years of declining numbers of HIV cases in New Zealand, there was a slight increase in 2019, but many of these cases were first diagnosed overseas. Figures released today by the AIDS Epidemiology...

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...
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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...

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