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New Zealand lockdown survey reveals economic jolt, but families ‘incredibly robust’

The impact of the global pandemic on New Zealand families has been highlighted in new research from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, which surveyed New Zealanders’ experience under COVID-19 lockdown. The survey was conducted...

Women’s unit opens at Palmerston North Hospital

Women will now have their own dedicated space in Palmerston North Hospital for surgical recovery and assessments with the opening of the new Women’s Assessment and Surgical Unit (WASU). Opened with a blessing on Tuesday...

Health and wellbeing of older New Zealanders must be a focus post-Covid: Otago researcher

As older New Zealanders have borne the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic, an Otago researcher warns there needs to be an emphasis on addressing older people’s future needs to help reduce ageing inequities. University of...

New research results show keys to longevity

The results of new research show that people can have some control over the ageing process, says Associate Professor Yoram Barak, a consultant psychogeriatrician at the University of Otago. “Electing not to smoke and committing...

Careerforce-Yale partnership empowers change

Careerforce partnered with the Yale University Program for Recovery and Community Health in 2019 to support a group of emerging leaders in New Zealand to participate in the LET(s) LEAD Academy, a transformational leadership...

Fuel walking and cycling with low carbon diets, researchers say

Walking and cycling have many benefits and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but researchers say we need to think about what people eat to fuel their walking and cycling. In a paper published in the...

Later bedtimes fine for pre-schoolers if they get enough sleep

A new study has found later bedtimes for children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old aren’t likely to directly increase their risk of developing obesity. Childhood obesity is a global problem, with...

Otago scientist joins international call for care in developing COVID-19 treatments

As scientists worldwide scramble to develop a drug to prevent COVID-19, a University of Otago scientist has helped to create an international guidance statement urging caution in developing treatments. Dr Daniel Wright is a senior...

NZ parents concerned children could catch COVID-19 at school – Otago study

Parents of school-aged children were very concerned that their children may catch COVID-19 if schools were reopened at Alert Level 3 despite no evidence supporting this view, a new University of Otago, Christchurch, study...

New cystic fibrosis medicine to aid food digestion now funded

A new medicine that will help young children with cystic fibrosis digest their food more easily is now being funded by PHARMAC. Creon Micro, supplied by Mylan, is a modified-release granule formulation of pancreatic enzymes....

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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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