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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...

Historic Waitangi Tribunal inquiry into Māori health underfunding underway

The first of more than 200 Waitangi Tribunal claims into health inequities faced by Māori – including underfunding in the multi-millions of Māori health providers – got underway this week in an historic hearing at Tūrangawaewae Marae.

Call for independent Māori children’s commissioner over ‘unconscionable’ rates of abuse in state care

The Māori Council is calling for an independent commissioner to hold the Government to account on "unconscionable" rates of Māori child abuse in state care.

Lung cancer screening a step closer to reality following combined study

Newly released study results present a strong case for lung cancer screening in New Zealand – particularly for Māori whose mortality rates are between three and four times higher than other ethnic groups. Around 450...

Doctor who put family first given role model medal

A Māori doctor who turned his back on a surgical career to train as a GP in his home town to spend more time with his family has won an award as a role model for future GP trainees.

Opinion: Maria Baker – Real concerns highlighted over mental health services for Māori

Mental health services need to actively address the growing use of seclusion and restraint on Māori clients, says Te Rau Matatini CEO Maria Baker.

Māori and Pacific nurses: is burnout inevitable?

We look at the extra expectations that are often placed on Māori and Pacific nurses and shares some advice for nurses and workplaces on how to avoid the risk of burnout.

Māori health trust founder honoured

Christine Brears’ commitment to improving the health of kohanga reo kids in the 1980s – leading to the founding of an early Māori health trust – was honoured recently. by Rebekah Fraser.

Editorial: Racial bias must not decide fate of premature babies

New Zealand is not alone in trying to combat racism in neonatal services.

Home visits expand Tū Mahi workplace wellness programme

A project to expand Gisborne-based Turanga Health’s workplace wellness programme with follow up home visits is ensuring at-risk clients have access to wrap-around services.

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