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Waste fibres from washing and wearing clothing – world first study

We assume that washing our clothing on delicate, cold cycles will be the most sustainable way to keep our clothes from smelling, our washing machines from sitting idle and the best way to keep...

Sarah’s Success Story

Workbridge New Zealand 24-year old Sarah shares her unique story about how working has allowed her to gain more independence and responsibility – ultimately giving her the ability to live her life the way she...
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Mahi – The Disability Employment Podcast

Mahi episode 5, The big dilemma. Whether, when and how to disclose your impairment to a potential employer It's the question that vexes many disabled people seeking work. Whether, when or how to disclose your...

Dos and Don’ts of Self Isolation

The main measure to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus has so far been the isolation of people believed to be at risk. Here's a guide with all you need to know about...

13 ways to give your body a boost to keep coronavirus at bay

"This is a serious infection and no amount of lifestyle intervention will make you invincible," says Dr Jenna Macciochi, an immunologist at the University of Sussex, whose timely new book Immunity: The Science of...

Southern Cross invests in EAPworks

Southern Cross Rehabilitation, a subsidiary of Southern Cross Hospitals, has acquired a stake in EAPworks, a leading New Zealand owned and operated mental health and wellness provider for businesses. EAPworks offers a wide range of professional services...

Novel approach enables improved capabilities for mental health research and evaluation in New Zealand

A Better Start National Science Challenge researchers, Nicholas Bowden, and co-authors from the Big Data and Resilient Teens research teams have developed a new and useful method for identifying and better understanding mental health...

Lack of help for dyslexic students has high social cost, say experts

Mike Styles, who works with a range of adult learners from apprentices to prisoners, said it was commendable the government was finally rolling out dyslexia resources to schools. However, with one in seven people suffering...

Otago researchers part of world-first trial to prevent tuberculosis in people with diabetes

Otago researchers are playing a leadership role in an Euro €4.8 million international project to conduct the world’s first trial attempting to prevent tuberculosis in people with diabetes. Every year, more than 11 million people...

Researchers shed light on ‘arms race’ between bacteria and viruses

University of Otago researchers have contributed to an international study which helps improve the understanding of bacteria and viruses. Published recently in the international science journal, Nature, the study reveals how bacterial immune systems can...

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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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“Lucky” is not an adjective many people would choose after going through what Barbara Bew experienced.  Yet despite enduring a terrifying domestic assault after...
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