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Dementia services set to fail without urgent government funding

New Zealand’s already under-resourced dementia support organisations are at serious risk of going under unless government can step in and make a significant commitment to adequately support people living with dementia.  Lisa Burns, GM Fundraising...

Smoking ban, ten years on: Why more Māori light up

Ten years since smoking was banned in bars, Health reporter Martin Johnston looks at the socio-economic factors influencing tobacco use and we map smoking rates among Māori.

Careerforce-Yale partnership empowers change

Careerforce partnered with the Yale University Program for Recovery and Community Health in 2019 to support a group of emerging leaders in New Zealand to participate in the LET(s) LEAD Academy, a transformational leadership...

Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two was recently diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and after...

Hospitals with high death rates face scrutiny

Three provincial North Island hospitals have unexpectedly high death rates, according to data released to the Herald after a two-year wait.

Research results may have implications for animal breeding

Published today in the American science journal PNAS, new University of Otago animal research shows that mating with sterile males early in life increases female growth and subsequent reproductive output, but reduces female lifespan. Lead...

Insights: 2018 Budget in detail

See how the 2018 budget compares to the 2017 budget

Poverty Related Diseases

Why does New Zealand have so many children being hospitalised from preventable diseases?

University of Otago lab unravelling COVID-19

A high-security Physical Containment Laboratory (PC3) at the University of Otago’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology, is undertaking research to isolate and grow SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, with samples taken from infected...

University of Otago provides wellbeing checks for students and staff during lockdown

The University of Otago is providing regular wellbeing checks for students and staff as the country remains in lockdown. Following the Government’s announcement of the Alert Levels and a rapid move to national lockdown, the...

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Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...

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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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