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Cataract surgery top target for reducing emissions in health care

When it comes to reducing the country’s carbon emissions, most of us will be looking to the energy and transport sectors, or to agriculture. But Dr Jesse Gale, a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University...

Covid-19: Extended lockdown puts addicts at risk – Mental health expert

Mental health experts are warning the extended lockdown could have a severe and immediate impact on those battling addictions to food, alcohol, drugs and smoking. Addictions counsellor Leanne French says while lockdowns are an essential...

Drug Foundation turns to Givealittle to fund life-saving overdose medicine

The NZ Drug Foundation is calling for donations to help them distribute a life-saving medication they have been spending years calling for. The organisation has set up a Givealittle page to help fund the distribution of...

Personal budgets transforming lives of disabled Kiwis

A new report by the New Zealand Initiative says personal budgets are a social services innovation that is creating new opportunities and changing how disabled Kiwis live. The report, titled The Power of Freedom: How personal...

COVID-19 vaccine model failing Kiwis with chronic health conditions: Study

Thousands of Kiwis with long-term health conditions remain COVID-19 vaccine hesitant and over a quarter (29%) had not been offered a vaccine, according to new research. The Zoom Health study found a seventh (14%) of...

Tracking COVID-19 and variants of concern in wastewater around the globe

An international team of researchers led by the University of Otago and Western University, Canada, is investigating how wastewater can provide an accurate picture of COVID-19 cases in a population and detect emerging variants...

Dual respiratory treatment increases risk of heart attack – study

People using two different inhalers for common chronic lung diseases are more than 50 per cent more likely to have a heart attack than those on just one, new University of Otago-led research reveals. Inhaled...

Global eradication of COVID-19 should not be dismissed – new analysis

Eradicating COVID-19 across the globe is theoretically more feasible than for polio but much less so than it was for smallpox, according to an analysis by New Zealand researchers. The researchers, writing in the international...

Low adherence to diabetes medication concerning – Otago study

Groups who suffer the highest burden of type 2 diabetes have the lowest level of adherence to effective medication to control it, a University of Otago study has found. Lead author Dr Simon Horsburgh, of...

Kiwis advised to be vigilant around mould growth: new rainfall data

Kiwis living with allergies and respiratory conditions are being advised to be vigilant in watching for signs of mould growth in their homes, with parts of the country experiencing higher than normal rain falls...

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