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MedCan critical as cannabis industry poised to enter local market

Academics, researchers, government officials, doctors, businesspeople, investors, entrepreneurs and innovators, growers, and patients cannot afford to miss October’s MedCan Summit 2021. It marks the sunrise industry’s true starting line, as local producers are taking positive steps...

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Managing perfectionism

In the last opinion piece, we discussed the forgotten addiction of perfectionism. Ironically, the delay in writing this follow-up piece really ate at my perfectionist tendencies. Life and the cumulation of a year-long project...

No cause for alarm about graduate students’ mental health

Talk of a graduate student mental health crisis is abundant in academic and popular media, but a University of Otago study has found no evidence of one in New Zealand. The study, published today in...

Budget relief – more to receive the gift of hearing

New Zealand’s two cochlear implant providers are delighted that today’s Budget finally includes a sustained funding increase to better meet the growing demand for these life-changing devices. Southern Cochlear Implant Programme chief executive Neil Heslop...

Health sector not ready to provide best practice abortion care

Aotearoa achieved a major milestone in sexual and reproductive health and rights with the decriminalisation of abortion, but a University of Otago academic argues abortion care is still not being provided within the full...

Charities funding applications to open in July

The Trusts, a social enterprise that derives its funding from its hospitality and retail operations is committing over $1 million to charities and local groups this year - despite facing an uncertain trading environment. The...

Silver linings in lockdown

Two thirds of New Zealanders believed there were ‘silver linings’ to the country’s Alert Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown imposed in March last year, a University of Otago survey has found. The researchers were able to...

New economic research shows wellbeing is worth small business investment

Xero, the global small business platform, is asking Kiwi small business owners to consider their wellbeing approach and policies following new research that demonstrates the significant financial benefits of wellbeing initiatives. Commissioned by Xero and...

Apprentices tackle the world of stigma, discrimination and harm reduction

Industry training organisation for the health and wellbeing sector, Careerforce, has taken on the challenge of supporting workers in this specific sector, via apprenticeships. The marginalised and isolated community of drug users face stigma and...

Children on the autism spectrum and their whānau sought for study

Wellington whānau of children aged 12–54 months on the autism spectrum are being encouraged to be part of a New Zealand-first clinical study. “Most studies using the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) to support children...

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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...

Opinion: Hope is the key

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