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New Zealand’s first study of the safety and benefits of puberty blockers called for

For some people, their innate sense of self doesn’t fit with their biological sex. Any distress this causes is particularly heightened during puberty, but medication used to help is controversial. University of Otago, Christchurch, researchers...

NZ part of global project with world-leading scientists to map future Covid-19 scenarios

Two top New Zealand scientists are key members of a new international panel mapping future Covid-19 scenarios. Epidemiologist Professor Sir David Skegg of the University of Otago and Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, the President-elect of...

Hearing Awareness Week: 1–7 March 2021

Hearing New Zealand and its 23 branches throughout New Zealand are preparing for this year’s Hearing Awareness Week in March. World Hearing Day 2021 marks the launch of the World Health Organisation (WHO) World Report...

Historic voices from Seacliff

Dr Warwick Brunton presents an article of interest to those involved in mental health and to others involved in long-term residential care. Student post-mortems on their exams are inevitable with the findings shared and occasionally...

Lung cancer campaign promoted by LFNZ

Lung Foundation New Zealand is promoting an important new campaign, New Normal Same Cancer, together with a number of other leading cancer patient organisations. The purpose of #NewNormalSameCancer is to remind everyone that cancer doesn’t...

New bioactive beverage to be developed using kawakawa, a NZ native species

The High-Value Nutrition (HVN) National Science Challenge has awarded $1,297,299 in funding for research which, in collaboration with industry partners Wakatū Incorporation and Chia Sisters, will explore the potential health benefits of incorporating the...

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...

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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...

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