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Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – How to eat takeaways

An unusual title for an Integrative (Nutritional and Environmental) GP but an experience on a recent road trip inspired me to write about this topic.  It’s also hopefully a little bit of light relief...

Opinion: Putting mental health front and centre

It's a rare occasion when the front page of this newspaper breaks so completely with tradition as it does today. Over the centuries, the presence of advertising on the front has come and gone and...

Response: Dr David Richmond – The flaws in pro-euthanasia propaganda

Dr. Miles Williams began a critique of current euthanasia laws by likening a good death to good medical treatment. The patient is acquainted with all the available options and once fully informed makes a...

Opinion: Joe Ascroft – Healthcare productivity has become an economic illness

By 2060, Treasury’s Long Term Fiscal Model forecasts that government debt will reach 205.8 percent of GDP – approximately ten times our current debt burden as a proportion of the economy. Just financing that...

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Food industry deception

Thank goodness we live in New Zealand!  It’s not just our beautiful natural resources and Kiwi-can-do’ness but the fact that here, like in Europe, certain food ingredients are banned.  I know I’ve talked about...

Response: 5G and Wireless Risks to Public Health

There has been a lot of hype around 5G and there is some misinformation in this information-overloaded time we live in. We contend the article by Katie Chadwick-Smith titled “Response: Claims that 5G is...

Opinion: Peter Lyons – The framing of the 2020 cannabis referendum is crucial

Just back from my daily workout in the local park. The meth heads were somewhat bemused by the fuller figured old guy doing his calisthenics amidst the blue haze. It's always difficult trying to...

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – The importance of good sleep

The bliss of a good night’s sleep is priceless, yet the incidence of poor sleep (insomnia) is surprisingly common with a prevalence of around 42% in a general population.  The official definition of insomnia...

Opinion: Nursing education – when theory doesn’t meet practice

Having worked for a number of years and completed all the available training as a caregiver in the broad intellectual disability field, I wanted to understand more anatomy and physiology, which I identified as...

Opinion: Monina Hernandez – Fast-tracking recruitment of IQNs into the aged care sector

Last month, the internationally qualified nurses’ (IQN) community welcomed the inclusion of aged care registered nurse into the Long Term Skill Shortage List  (LTSSL) by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. The LTSSL...

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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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