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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...

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...

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...

A Smokefree Aotearoa – could making tobacco products available only through community pharmacies help...

Richard Edwards, Louise Marsh, Lindsay Robertson, Frederieke Petrović-van der Deen, Nick Wilson, and Janet Hoek* discuss the arguments for and against one of the proposals included in the Smokefree 2025 Action Plan Discussion Document that...

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...

Banning 70% of vape products will only help Govt coffers

Today – 11 August – marks the first day that New Zealand general retailers cannot sell a wide range of vape flavours. One industry leader says the move will sadly result in more cigarette...

Helius gains NZ’s first licence to manufacture cannabis medicines

New Zealand’s largest licenced medicinal cannabis company, Helius Therapeutics, has been issued with the industry’s first GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) Licence to Manufacture Medicines by MedSafe. It allows the company to begin manufacturing locally made medicines for New Zealand...

Immunologists receive over $2m for multiple sclerosis and flu vaccine projects

Two Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington immunologists are among the successful recipients of funding from the Health Research Council (HRC) of New Zealand announced yesterday. Professor Anne La Flamme and Dr Lisa Connor from Te Kura Mātauranaga Koiora—School...

WHO’s attempts to link vaping to COVID discredited

The World Health Organization’s attempts to link vaping with COVID-19 have been completely discredited by a significant study out of the United States, says Asia Pacific’s leading Tobacco Harm Reduction consumer advocacy group. Research by...

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Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

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