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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...

‘No’ vote not a vote for inaction: decriminalisation urged

The cannabis referendum result was released today with 46.1% of New Zealanders voting in favour of legalisation, and 53.1% against. The gap will likely close to some degree when remaining votes are counted, but...

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...

Is New Zealand headed for a healthy future? Southern Cross research puts NZ’s health...

Mental health, cost of living, suicide rates and violence are among the biggest issues keeping Kiwis awake at night, a national health and wellbeing study has found. These are followed closely by concerns about substance abuse,...

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...

BMI an inconsistent obesity measure for Māori and Pacific people

BMI (Body Mass Index) is likely to be an inconsistent measure of obesity in Māori and Pacific patients, new University of Otago research reveals. Specifically, researchers from HeartOtago – a group of cardiovascular researchers and...

Weighing kids at school has more pros than cons but the reasons may surprise...

By Tim Olds    A Deakin University proposal to measure the height and weight of all Australian school children has understandably generated controversy. Some commentators have labelled it misguided, fearing it could encourage kids to "pursue...

Innovative MRI technology created by university researchers

University researchers have developed new technology to make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines more comfortable, accessible, and affordable, in a collaboration between scientists and designers at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. “Current MRI technology...

COVID-19 highlights new zealand’s urgent need for ‘health on demand’ digital health and wellbeing...

Offering a range of wellbeing services, ‘Ignite Aotearoa’ centres on an all-in-one online platform of curated health and wellbeing content. In the face of isolation, the site provided a free, early platform for essential...

Dyslexia an advantage, says business owner

Dunedin-based business owner David Begg hasn’t let Dyslexia hold him back from growing two successful cleaning companies; in fact, he says it’s been an advantage. Begg’s exterior cleaning company Pure Services recently merged with the...
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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...

Opinion: Hope is the key

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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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