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Demise of dental amalgam

Fillings in your teeth? If both local and global trends are anything to go by, soon they won’t have anything to do with mercury. A study into filling materials used at the University of Otago...

Opinion: Tracy Chandler – Fluoride 2020

2020 is my year to be brave.  And so, with my big girl boots on, I’m going to tackle the controversial topic of fluoridation of our water.  As this is just a brief summary...

Dental Association says UK evidence shows sugary drinks tax is effective

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) says a major UK study revealing that sugar in soft drinks sold in the UK has dropped by 30 per cent since 2015 shows that sugary drinks taxes...

Auckland scientists make world-first breakthrough which could help treat dementia

Auckland scientists have made a major world-first breakthrough discovery which could help treat dementia and other brain illnesses. For decades it has been suspected that the brain had a way of monitoring and regulating its...

Tobacco sales only through liquor stores, petrol stations or pharmacies

The sale of tobacco only through liquor stores, petrol stations or pharmacies would considerably reduce the overall availability of tobacco and assist the Government in achieving its 2025 smokefree goal, new University of Otago...

Uncontrolled online marketing of e-cigarettes putting youth at risk, study finds

Only 10 per cent of New Zealand websites selling vaping products require proof of age before purchase, researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington, have found. In an article published in today’s New Zealand Medical...

Fewer Kiwis will die of bowel cancer if new screening tool introduced

Introducing flexible sigmoidoscopy screening into the national bowel screening programme would significantly reduce both the incidence and mortality of bowel cancer in New Zealand, new University of Otago research reveals. The number of bowel cancer...

Lung cancer genetic mutation screening could save lives – doctors

By Meriana Johnsen of RNZ Lives are being needlessly cut short because there's no universal testing for a type of lung cancer mutation, cancer patient advocates say. About 8 percent of advanced lung cancer patients have the...

New blood test spots breast cancer five years before symptoms show

A revolutionary new blood test could detect breast cancer five years before any symptoms appear. Researchers at the University of Nottingham have developed a test which they say identifies the body's immune response to substances...

Hope for sufferers: Revolutionary injection could help coeliac patients eat gluten again

Thousands of coeliac patients could one day eat gluten again without harm after a potential medical breakthrough. Scientists gave 17 patients an injection with medicine that hides the allergen inside a nanoparticle that the immune...
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This inspiring young mum of two was recently diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and after exploring all treatment options decided on a combination...

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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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