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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...

Research to address inequities in maternal health services for Māori receives funding

New research by the University of Waikato aims to address inequities in maternal health services for Māori by using Māori knowledge and tikanga to empower Māori families. The research investment by A Better Start...

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...

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...

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Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...

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Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the...

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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