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Finding flow in adventure recreation

New Zealand is widely regarded as one big adventure playground, and a new study by the University of Otago has shed new light on the importance of engaging with the adventure recreation opportunities. In a...

World Aids Day reflects importance of community effort

Sunday 1 December is World Aids Day and the theme of this year’s observance is that communities can make a difference by fighting to end the epidemic. One way for community-led organisations to act is...

Uncontrolled online marketing of e-cigarettes putting youth at risk, study finds

Only 10 per cent of New Zealand websites selling vaping products require proof of age before purchase, researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington, have found. In an article published in today’s New Zealand Medical...

Fewer Kiwis will die of bowel cancer if new screening tool introduced

Introducing flexible sigmoidoscopy screening into the national bowel screening programme would significantly reduce both the incidence and mortality of bowel cancer in New Zealand, new University of Otago research reveals. The number of bowel cancer...

Alexa, Google Home for communication, navigation and now healthcare management

A fridge that detects when medications are getting low and orders repeat prescriptions and reminders on digital assistants such as an Alexa to take your pills could just be months away. Add to that a...

Government opens Suicide Prevention Office

The Government has officially opened the country's first-ever Suicide Prevention Office and has also announced an extra $12 million in funding for Māori and Pacific suicide prevention. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the office was...

Thousands more people to get mental health training

The Government has announced up to 12,000 more people will receive mental health training over the next four years. Making the announcement in South Auckland today, Health Minister David Clark said more than 300 nurses...

At least a third of kids are vaping – principals

High-decile schools say at least a third of their students are trying vaping - and they want quick action to regulate it. The Secondary Principals' Association and 36 individual principals of mainly high-decile schools have...

Scientific conference at EIT brings leading nutritionists together

The 2019 Nutrition Society of New Zealand Conference will be hosted by the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) this Thursday and Friday, 28th and 29th November, at the EIT. 130 delegates will be attending. This...

Funding announced for new mental health facility

MidCentral DHB welcomes Government funding of $30m to upgrade the Adult Inpatient Acute Mental Health facility at Palmerston North Hospital. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister of Health Dr David Clark announced the funding package...
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DR WELLNESS

More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

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