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College students raise funds for Pacific healthcare provider

In June, 68 students from Porirua College raised funds and chose to donate them to public healthcare provider Pacific Health Plus (PHP) by walking circuits of the neighbourhood, laps of their school field, and...

Lighting the way to fight COVID-19 and other viruses

AgResearch and its partners have secured funding to develop a unique technology that uses different forms of light to kill the virus causing COVID-19 and other harmful viruses that can linger in commercial and public places. Scientists...

Research aims to identify COVID-19 cases earlier, within hours of infection

A team led by AgResearch has been funded to develop a new test for COVID-19 that can detect the presence of the infection earlier than current tests and before a person has symptoms. The AgResearch scientists will...

Kiwi-led study shows sugar-tax benefit – NZDA

An NZ study published in The Lancet shows different scenarios on consumer taxes for unhealthy products that are worth considering, says the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA). The study, by leading New Zealand public health...

Kiwis stockpile paracetamol, the basis of most calls to National Poisons Centre

While paracetamol was the most common substance of enquiry for calls to the National Poisons Centre in 2018, new research reveals most New Zealanders have large quantities of the painkiller stockpiled in their homes. In...

Possible immune targets in the SARS-CoV-2 genome identified

Otago researchers studying the COVID-19 virus (SARS-2) have discovered potential target points on its genome, which may contribute to future treatments for the virus. While their laboratory was locked down during the Level 4 period,...

PHARMAC to remove medicine dispensing restrictions

Most funded medicines will return to all-at-once dispensing from midnight Friday 31 July 2020 because PHARMAC is removing most of the temporary dispensing restrictions put in place to manage supply during COVID-19.  “This means that...

Link found between rape and breathing problems

Rape and sexual trauma may have long-lasting consequences for physical health as well as mental health, University of Otago researchers have found. The team of researchers, led by respiratory specialist Professor Bob Hancox (left) and...

Smokers support Smokefree 2025 goal and measures to help achieve it

Most people who smoke or have recently quit smoking support New Zealand’s goal of becoming a smokefree nation by 2025, researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington have found. They also support many of...

EASIE Living Centre welcomes families into new sensory space

A new sensory space, which provides a safe and engaging place for families to explore, has been officially opened in Palmerston North by Mayor Grant Smith and Enable New Zealand General Manager Michelle Riwai. Nestled...

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

Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the...
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