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Increase in HIV cases, but decline in numbers first diagnosed in New Zealand

After two years of declining numbers of HIV cases in New Zealand, there was a slight increase in 2019, but many of these cases were first diagnosed overseas. Figures released today by the AIDS Epidemiology...

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...

Higher fibre saves lives, but food processing may remove benefits

Eating more fibre can improve life expectancy for those with diabetes, Otago researchers say. Type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions worldwide, is associated with serious medical complications, and increases the risk of dying from...

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand tells Kiwis to keep using their...

Joanna Turner, Education and Research Manager for the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand, says the small Foundation has been working tirelessly responding to social media messages, phone calls and emails. Sometimes receiving over...

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...

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...

Whooping cough bug becoming ‘smarter’, researchers warn

By RNZ Australian researchers are warning that whooping cough is evolving, and new vaccines will be key to combat it in the future. New South Wales researchers examined various strains of whooping cough bacteria and their behaviour....

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Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...

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