Thursday, September 24, 2020
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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...

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Top tips for surviving the winter bugs

It seems timely to discuss my top tips on treating and preventing ‘colds’ and ‘flu’ with the abundance of patients that seem to be succumbing to them.  These tips are in no particular order. ...

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...

New Zealand lacking best treatment options for blood cancer patients, warns Myeloma NZ

Kiwis diagnosed with the country's most common form of blood cancer are being put at unnecessary risk because they are not getting access to the best treatment options available, a support group warns. Myeloma New...

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...

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...

“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...

Social cohesion threatened in post-Covid-19 world

Experts from Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures at the University of Auckland say the level of community compliance and sense of collective purpose in fighting the threat of Covid-19 has rarely been...

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...

Response: 5G and Wireless Risks to Public Health

There has been a lot of hype around 5G and there is some misinformation in this information-overloaded time we live in. We contend the article by Katie Chadwick-Smith titled “Response: Claims that 5G is...

DR WELLNESS

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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