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Use of controversial restraints varies wildly across the Pacific – Otago-led study reveals

Despite being considered a form of torture, and policies to reduce or abolish it in place, the use of mechanical restraints in psychiatric settings continues, a University of Otago-led study shows. Researchers from Otago, Victoria...

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...

Asthma NZ documentary shows how Kiwi homes are contributing to respiratory illness – and...

The relationship between unhealthy Kiwi homes and sky-high asthma and respiratory illness rates is being put under the spotlight with the upcoming launch of impactive new documentary Healthy Homes, A Kiwi Dream by Asthma...

Demand surges for kids’ mind health programme

Demand for a programme aimed at equipping school children with tools to navigate life’s ups and downs has more than doubled in the past three months. Interest in 'Pause Breathe Smile' with Southern Cross has...

Timely decision on festival drug checking will save lives

The Drug Foundation is thrilled by Health Minister Andrew Little’s announcement providing legal certainty for drug checking happening at festivals this year. The proposed time-limited legislation will reduce the number of people needing medical...

Shirley Crawshaw takes over as PHARMAC’s medical director after COVID challenges in the UK

PHARMAC is pleased to announce that Dr Shirley Crawshaw has commenced her role in the senior leadership team of PHARMAC as the medical director. Dr Crawshaw (pictured above, with Dr Ken Clark), who was living...

First Ara Timaru nurses due to graduate

Hospitals and healthcare practices in South Canterbury are eagerly awaiting an influx of registered nurses soon to graduate from Ara’s Timaru campus. These 15 graduating students, who sat their final-year state exams this week, are...

Add your voice online to support White Ribbon Day

Today, 25 November, is White Ribbon Day, the international day for the elimination of men’s violence towards women, and we are asking our tāne and wāhine to challenge #outdated ideas about masculinity online.   Gender-based violence...

Eight-year hospital redevelopment brings world-class facilities to Cantabrians

Eight years, $130 million dollars and four new buildings – St George’s redevelopment is now complete, making it one of the most well-equipped private hospitals in New Zealand. New facilities include digital operating theatres using...

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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...

Opinion: Hope is the key

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Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the...

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