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Dental Association issues dire warning to Epidemic Response Committee on dental care  

Since the lockdown commenced on 26 March an estimated 400,000 New Zealanders have had cancelled dental appointments with as yet no deferment date. Speaking to the Committee NZDA President Dr Katie Ayers said she is...

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...

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...

Community pharmacies call for urgent Government support

“Many of our member pharmacies are doing it very tough despite being a vital part of the COVID-19 response as well as the wider primary health care sector”, Guild Chief Executive, Andrew Gaudin says. "Our...

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...

Op-Ed: Aaron Davy: How misdirected kindness can hamper aid

Goods sent through the generosity of the public in response to an emergency is not a new phenomenon. However the history of emergency responses similar to the Samoa measles epidemic includes numerous examples of...

Medical marijuana trial shows positive signs for treating out-of-control epilepsy

A medical marijuana trial of 40 Australian children with hard-to-treat epilepsy has shown cannabidiol has some positive impacts with a manageable side effect.

Why working hard is bad for your health

We are told that hard work can lead to more promotions, a higher pay raise and general overall happiness.

Alcohol apocalypse? New superbug victory looms in war against medicine

We are losing the war against bacteria. Not only are our strongest antibiotics becoming less and less effective. Now drug-resistant bacteria are finding a way to survive alcohol-based disinfectants.

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...
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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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