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Pioneering NZ study to aid war on rheumatic fever

A first-of-its-kind study could lead to better treatment for a cruel disease affecting kids in our poorest, most over-crowded homes.

NZ has world’s third highest rate of inflammatory bowel disease

New Zealand has the third worst rate of inflammatory bowel disease in the world and it is growing at an alarming rate, a new study has found.

Analysis challenges belief that painkillers worsen inflammatory bowel disease

A research review has found little data to support the common recommendation that patients with inflammatory bowel disease should avoid aspirin and ibuprofen.

Large numbers of NZ military personnel suffer post-traumatic stress, Otago research reveals

The first wide-ranging survey of New Zealand  personnel shows many suffer symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTS) though greater length of service, psychological flexibility (resilience) and quality sleep may be protective factors. Conducted by University of...

Scientists discover new kind of Alzheimer’s affecting thousands

Scientists have made a crucial discovery in treating dementia.

Gambling harm greater than diabetes, study findings

The burden of gambling-related harm to New Zealand communities is two-and-a-half times greater than diabetes, estimates a just released New Zealand study.

New Zealand third fattest country in the world

Any doubts about New Zealand's obesity epidemic have been dispelled by a new international study that shows we are the third fattest nation in the world.

New research to make living with Perthes disease less painful

New research hopes to prevent hundreds of children living with perthes disease from suffering chronic pain.

New Zealand researchers developing non-addictive alternative to opioids as an anaesthetic

Kiwi researchers developing a new anaesthetic as an alternative to highly-addictive opioids have been given an $8 million boost.

WHO’s attempts to link vaping to COVID discredited

The World Health Organization’s attempts to link vaping with COVID-19 have been completely discredited by a significant study out of the United States, says Asia Pacific’s leading Tobacco Harm Reduction consumer advocacy group. Research by...

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