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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...

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This inspiring young mum of two was recently diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and after exploring all treatment options decided on a combination of conventional and complementary treatment options.  So, what possible treatment...

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...

Bowel Screening programme proving valuable

The National Bowel Screening Programme, which launched in November 2019, has seen 3,576 people in the MidCentral District receive invites to participate, with 1418 having returned their kit for testing. Seventy six people have...

How to find the healthiest milk for your needs

While cow's milk has been a controversial staple in our diet for generations, it didn't have any serious competition until the past decade, which has seen a remarkable rise in the number of plant-based...
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This inspiring young mum of two was recently diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and after exploring all treatment options decided on a combination...

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