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Single-patient hospital rooms reduce spread of superbugs

Canadian doctors used the opportunity of a move to a new hospital building to test whether moving from shared rooms to single-patient rooms reduced the spread of superbugs. A Montreal hospital moved from an...

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...

Measles frontline: Parents of unvaccinated kids told to stay away from Auckland, kids being...

Parents of unvaccinated children are being encouraged not to take them in or out of Auckland as authorities try to prevent the measles outbreak from spreading any further. It comes as more than a thousand...

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...

Volunteering initiative eases transition to retirement

Volunteering Auckland’s Ambassador Programme is designed to ease the transition to retirement by giving those still working the opportunity to volunteer in the lead up to their retirement. Volunteering Auckland general manager Cheryll Martin said...

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...

NZ researchers back promising new therapy for depression

A treatment for clinical depression that uses magnetic energy to target parts of brain isn't being used enough in New Zealand, researchers say. University of Auckland scientists have demonstrated, for the first time in a...

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...

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...

“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...

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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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