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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...

Not enough beds, not enough staff: Auckland DHB mental health service in crisis

Staff shortages mean Aucklanders in need of urgent mental health support can face significant waiting times when they call for help, and DHB workers say it puts lives in danger. A recent mass meeting of...

Three Coffees a day for nearly a quarter of Kiwis

Research released today, looking at the coffee-drinking habits of New Zealanders, has revealed just how much Kiwis crave their coffee. More than 70% of us are drinking at least one coffee a day with...

Otago institutions progress plans for a virtual centre for rural health education

Based on a spirit of collaboration, the University of Otago, Otago Polytechnic and Central Otago Health Services Limited have signed a memorandum of understanding on rural health care practice, service, education and research. University of...

Prescribers be aware of fatal risks of methadone and clozapine

New Zealand prescribers should be aware of the high risk of death associated with two prescription medicines, methadone and clozapine, University of Otago researchers warn. In the largest review of medicine-related deaths in the National...

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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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