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Racism, other barriers fuel health inequities in rheumatic fever

Racism, inflexibility and disconnects with youth are undermining the delivery of potentially life-saving follow-up treatments to people who have had rheumatic fever, a new study has found.

How whānau coped with lockdown bereavements

A $1 million study will investigate the end-of-life experiences of 26 Māori whānau who had someone in their ‘bubble’ die during Covid-19 lockdowns.

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...

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...

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...

Rongoā Māori scholars to study traditional health system in India

A multi-disciplinary team of senior scholars, practitioners and community members will undertake a six-week indigenous health and entrepreneurship scholarship programme this summer. Associate Professor Mera Penehira leads Whakatāne’s Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi international indigenous...

PM thanks staff at launch of historic vaccine campaign

Prime Minister and Ministers announce nationwide Covid vaccine campaign at Grafton campus.

Strong sense of self key to Pacific sexual health

Confident Pacific children who grow up to be resilient adults is the goal of a University of Auckland project that has received $442,000 in Health Research Council funding.

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.

Kids to wear cameras in University of Auckland study of ‘healthy’ marketing

Portable cameras have revealed how our kids are exposed to junk food advertisements nearly 30 times each day, fuelling concerns over how marketing might be contributing to New Zealand's childhood obesity epidemic.

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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...

Opinion: Hope is the key

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