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Targeted health messaging needed in era of vaping, researchers say

Health authorities should develop targeted health messages for vaping product and e-liquid packaging to encourage smokers to switch from cigarettes to e-cigarettes and to prevent non-smokers from taking up vaping, a researcher at the...

Study examines keys to success for contact tracing

Research examining the effectiveness of contact tracing systems in the hospitality sector has identified factors that influence buy-in from the public. Dr Raymond Xia, Associate Investigator of the collaborative study, says a key for restaurants,...

Kiwis can access instant medical care this summer with new Emergency Consult video service...

A small team of senior New Zealand emergency doctors have released a new video consultation service, which enables all New Zealanders to access immediate medical care regardless of where they are or what time it is.

Health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 response: NZ compared against OECD countries

New Zealand has achieved the lowest death rate in the OECD from the COVID-19 pandemic, equivalent to around 2000 lives and 32,000 life-years saved compared against the OECD average, say researchers at the University...

Research finds impacts of games psychologically complex

University graduate Florian Flueggen’s research explores how people use games, and how gaming influences their wellbeing. Florian, a PhD graduate of Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education, first came to Wellington in...

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...

No funding left for life-saving oral pathology service

There is no money left to fund life-saving cancer tests at New Zealand’s only dedicated oral pathology diagnostic service, the University of Otago says. Every year around the country, more than 3000 tissue samples are...

New tech sees teens with diabetes improve glucose monitoring, but not control

A world-first Otago study has revealed flash glucose monitors help youth with type 1 diabetes better monitor their blood sugar levels; however, it does not improve glucose control. A team of researchers co-led by Associate...

Lung cancer screening a step closer to reality following combined study

Newly released study results present a strong case for lung cancer screening in New Zealand – particularly for Māori whose mortality rates are between three and four times higher than other ethnic groups. Around 450...

Smokers increasingly using e-cigarettes to quit, survey shows

People who smoke are increasingly using e-cigarettes to try to quit smoking, a study by researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington, has found. The researchers found that between 2016 and 2018 the level of...

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Opinion: Dr Tracey 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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