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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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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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