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MedCan critical as cannabis industry poised to enter local market

Academics, researchers, government officials, doctors, businesspeople, investors, entrepreneurs and innovators, growers, and patients cannot afford to miss October’s MedCan Summit 2021. It marks the sunrise industry’s true starting line, as local producers are taking positive steps...

“We have been warned” – preparing now to prevent the next pandemic

COVID-19: Make it the Last Pandemic is the aspirational title of the recently released report by the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response.1 This panel, co-chaired by Helen Clark and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, was...

No cause for alarm about graduate students’ mental health

Talk of a graduate student mental health crisis is abundant in academic and popular media, but a University of Otago study has found no evidence of one in New Zealand. The study, published today in...

On the front line: the impact of suicide on health professionals and first responders

More research is urgently needed into the impact that attending suicide events is having on paramedics and other first responders, a researcher at the University of Otago, Wellington, says. PhD student Renan Lyra (left), a...

New Chair of Rural Health to be established

The University of Otago is establishing a Chair of Rural Health as part of its commitment to improving health outcomes across Aotearoa New Zealand. Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Health Sciences, Professor Paul Brunton, says...

‘Positive parenting’ can buffer against alcoholism in adulthood

‘Positive parenting’ can reduce the risk of alcohol and other substance abuse in adulthood, a new University of Otago, Christchurch study has found. Professor Joe Boden and his team analysed data from the Christchurch Health...

High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge awards funding

The High-Value Nutrition (HVN) National Science Challenge has awarded $54,000 in funding for research to Kaitahi As One, a Māori-owned business who have created an award winning novel beverage using taonga species (kūmara, pūhā,...

Easing of COVID restrictions may increase child asthma over winter: Expert

Health experts are advising parents to have a management plan in place for their children’s asthma as COVID restrictions lessen, leaving them more vulnerable to respiratory illness this winter. The call comes as New Zealand’s...

NZ smokefree action plan must elevate vaping as a safe switch

A leading vaping advocate has joined mounting pressure on the Government to take all the necessary steps available to achieve the country’s decade-old smokefree ambition. This comes as Associate Health Minster Dr Ayesha Verrall prepares...

Children on the autism spectrum and their whānau sought for study

Wellington whānau of children aged 12–54 months on the autism spectrum are being encouraged to be part of a New Zealand-first clinical study. “Most studies using the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) to support children...

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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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