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“The true inequity”: Factors that make Māori and Pacific people more vulnerable to Covid-19

“Pacific communities in New Zealand are facing various challenges" - Dr Maryann Heather Pacific communities in New Zealand are facing various challenges in this pandemic. In particular, doctors are expressing serious concern that people have...

The ethics of contact tracing apps

Tracing those who have been exposed to Covid-19 is an important step in winding down socially and economically crippling lockdowns. Manual tracing is resource-intensive and ineffective. A number of countries, including Singapore and Australia, have...

Giving sports teams an edge

The three players, David Ball, Callum McCowatt and Te Atawhai Hudson-Wihongi, have been hand-picked by strength and conditioning coach Aidan Wivell to have a DXA or dual energy X-ray absorptiometry scan at the Centre...

Opinion: Otago Trainee Interns on COVID-19 in Peru

At the beginning of our elective in late February, the reality of COVID-19 was yet to unfold; international travel was still permitted, and we had the go-ahead from the university to proceed with our...

Dying New Zealanders should be trusted to make decisions about assisted dying

That’s the view of University of Otago PhD candidate Jessica Young who studied the perspectives on assisted dying among a small group of New Zealanders with terminal illness and a life expectancy of about...

Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill: Once-in-a-generation chance to put public health first

“The Bill delivers a regulated and controlled legal market for cannabis in New Zealand to replace the broken status quo. A significant number of New Zealanders use cannabis. The Bill puts controls around that...

Transport around the Wellington Region – including Total Mobility Card Holders

The Total Mobility Card provides disabled card holders an opportunity for those who have been almost entirely isolated to leave their homes. The Ministry of Transport has allowed for all trips under $80 to...

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...

EIT researchers tackle child wellbeing in Hawke’s Bay

The Nourishing HB project recognises the link between nutrition and overall wellbeing including children’s mental, physical and oral health. It is part of the National Science Challenge “A Better Start” one of the 11...

Study reveals links between bee brains and human brains

In a discovery which could open new avenues for understanding of the brain, researchers have found similarities between the brain activity of honey bees and humans. The research revealed that alpha oscillations in bees (the...

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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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Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the...

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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