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Otago study finds link between teen chewing pace and obesity

Overweight teenagers chew slower and spend less time eating compared with their thinner peers, a University of Otago study has found. Lead author Dr Ghassan Idris (left), of Otago’s Sir John Walsh Research Institute and...

COVID pushes national awards entry deadline out till New Year

New Zealand’s only national primary healthcare awards have taken a COVID hit and organisers have made the decision to extend the entry deadline. Thanks to industry feedback, the organisers of the New Zealand Primary Healthcare...

Celebrating a te reo Māori title for New Zealand’s nurse practitioners

A Māori language title has been gifted to Aotearoa New Zealand’s nurse practitioners by Te Taura Whiri I Te Reo Maori—Māori Language Commission. The te reo Māori title is mātanga tapuhi. A celebration and blessing of...

Significant psychological toll from COVID-19 lockdown

Research published today has confirmed the nationwide Alert Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown had a significant toll on New Zealanders’ wellbeing, especially for younger people – but the results were not all negative. Researchers from the...

PHARMAC funding resources to focus on medicines access equity

PHARMAC is pleased to announce the launch of He Ako Hiringa, a clinical education provider with the mandate to support primary care clinicians address medicines access equity. PHARMAC has funded education and resources to support...

Switch to Water Challenge: swap sugary drinks for water

New Zealand Olympic pole-vaulter Eliza McCartney’s message to New Zealanders this November is to swap their sugary drinks for water. Eliza is back as the face of the New Zealand Dental Association’s (NZDA) annual Switch...

Kiwi kids get half of energy intake from ultra-processed foods

New Zealand children consume almost half of their energy intake from ultra-processed food by 12 months old, with consumption rising even higher by the time they turn five. That’s according to new research by the...

‘No’ vote not a vote for inaction: decriminalisation urged

The cannabis referendum result was released today with 46.1% of New Zealanders voting in favour of legalisation, and 53.1% against. The gap will likely close to some degree when remaining votes are counted, but...

‘Epidemic’ of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder among Māori to come under spotlight

A University of Otago researcher has been awarded a grant to undertake vital research on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) which she says disproportionately affects Māori in epidemic proportions. Clinical Neuropsychologist Sarah Goldsbury (Ngāti Porou...

University researcher awarded fellowship to examine Māori experiences of pharmacist services

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington researcher Nora Parore (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāpuhi) has received a Health Research Council (HRC) Clinical Research Training Fellowship to examine Māori experiences of pharmacists and the health system. The project, He...
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