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Tangling with Trump: scientist as activist

Eric Topol blew the whistle on what he saw as Donald Trump's undermining of the US Covid-19 response. The American heart doctor and University of Auckland visiting professor turned “full activist”.

Dodgy hips and knees among most common health insurance claims

The country’s biggest health insurer paid out nearly $1 billion worth of claims in the year to 30 June 2020 with New Zealanders’ hips and knees proving costly. Not-for-profit Southern Cross Health Insurance funded more...

Eliminating COVID-19: what the world can learn from NZ and Taiwan

Both Taiwan and New Zealand have successfully eliminated COVID-19 with world-leading pandemic responses. By taking a particularly proactive approach, Taiwan’s response was probably the most effective and least disruptive of any country’s, researchers say. In...

Sarah Helm appointed as new Drug Foundation Executive Director

The Drug Foundation has announced the appointment of Sarah Helm (Kāi Tahu, pākeha) as its new Executive Director. “Sarah is a supremely talented leader, who joins us at a very exciting time. Sarah brings the...

Covid-19: A planetary disease

This blog by Louise Delany* focuses on the underlying environmental causes of Covid-19 (Covid) and the role of international law in tackling both Covid-19 and other planetary crises. I argue that major changes to...

Level 1 great news for cannabis summit – waiting list now open

“Alert Level 1 is exciting news for large and important events like ours,” says Dr Zahra Champion, Executive Director of BioTechNZ and MedCan Summit 2020 organiser in response to Auckland joining the rest of...

New Zealanders better off under marijuana legalisation: Government economic reports

Two reports by economic thinktank BERL analysing the current illicit marijuana market and how a new legal model would benefit New Zealand were released yesterday. The economic reports were commissioned by the Ministry of Justice...

Entries now OPEN for 2021 New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards | He Tohu Mauri...

Help us find the hidden healthcare heroes! Entries are now open for the 2021 New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards | He Tohu Mauri Ora, New Zealand’s only national, independent primary care awards. This year has shown...

Non-medical, reusable fabric masks: layers and fabric structures dominate performance

Guidance on factors to consider when choosing or creating a non-medical, reusable fabric mask, from the University of Otago’s leading expert on fibre and textile sciences. Professor Raechel Laing, Clothing and Textile Sciences, says controlled...

Contact tracing system shows promising results

An initial test of the University of Otago’s contact tracing system for COVID-19 has produced promising results after most contacts identified in the emergency exercise scenario of a visiting international professor to the Dunedin...
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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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