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EIT student Miriama discovers nursing destiny 

Since she was young, Fijian-born EIT nursing student Miriama Tawake had an interest in health and nursing. It’s fair to say, that this interest had been sparked by Miriama’s mother who works as a...

Upping the ante on vaccine development

Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington Associate Professor Bridget Stocker has received a significant funding boost for vaccine research that has potential to help with diseases ranging from bowel cancer to COVID-19. Associate Professor Stocker...

Study investigates New Zealanders’ attitudes towards working from home

A University of Otago study of 2,595 New Zealanders working from home during lockdown suggests that most people were equally or more productive (73%), and that many want to continue to work from home...
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Mahi – The Disability Employment Podcast

Mahi episode 5, The big dilemma. Whether, when and how to disclose your impairment to a potential employer It's the question that vexes many disabled people seeking work. Whether, when or how to disclose your...

Dentists call on government to adopt Chile’s sugar reduction success

A study published in the journal PLOS Medicine shows that consumption of sugary drinks in Chile dropped almost 25% after adopting tough new measures. The changes included advertising restrictions, warning labels and restricting sugary-laden food and drinks...

Otago researcher sets wheels in motion on #rOAdtrip for osteoarthritis change

An Otago researcher is setting the wheels in motion to seek out much-needed change in the way osteoarthritis, which affects increasing numbers of people, is treated in New Zealand. Professor Haxby Abbott is cycling the...

Training to support people and families affected by violence aligns to key framework

Police data published in June 2019 found that 133, 022 family harm investigations were conducted in 2018. These are staggering numbers, particularly when you consider that 76% of family violence incidents are not even...

Five top tips to stay healthy when you fly

Every regular traveller has their own unique routine for flying, honed over years of work trips and overseas holidays. They know exactly what to do before, during and after a flight to ensure maximum...

Hospital initiative gives family place in care team

A new initiative that encourages patients’ whānau and friends to assist in their hospital care is thriving at MidCentral DHB, with seven wards running the programme. Mahi Tahi - Better Together was introduced at Palmerston...

Legalisation of cannabis key concern for Kiwi businesses

The latest EMA Employers’ Survey puts the legalisation of cannabis at the top of the list of concerns for SMEs, with 73 per cent worried it will have a negative impact on their business. Not...

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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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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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