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Centuries of working in the community come together

Published: Wed 26 Sep 2018 01:45 PM
Harcourts New Zealand in conjunction with the Harcourts Foundation have formed an exclusive long-term partnership with Plunket New Zealand. Read more...

Why has Govt reneged on addressing surgical mesh awareness?

Published: Tue 25 Sep 2018 05:29 PM
“Does acting Associate Health Minister James Shaw have the skills to manage such a serious health issue?” After this debacle- perhaps not. Read more...

NZ's most vulnerable to benefit from community dental grants

Published: Tue 25 Sep 2018 04:16 PM
Some of New Zealand’s most ‘at-need’ citizens are the beneficiaries of eleven projects receiving US$35,000 in combined funding through the 2018 Community Service Grants by the Wrigley Company Foundation, with support from the New Zealand Dental ... Read more...

Telehealth Improving the Power of Speech

Published: Tue 25 Sep 2018 11:23 AM
The popularity of telehealth technology is revolutionizing the way Waikato District Health Board Speech Language Therapists deliver care to rural patients in need of vital treatment to help them communicate and lead more positive lives. Read more...

TB disproportionately affecting Māori

Published: Tue 25 Sep 2018 11:14 AM
Migrants to New Zealand carry the highest risk of having tuberculosis, although Māori continue to suffer disproportionately from the disease compared with others born in New Zealand. Read more...

New Zealand children’s medicine prescriptions examined

Published: Tue 25 Sep 2018 10:09 AM
A study into the pharmaceutical use of 1.4 million New Zealand children has revealed some significant increases in the use of certain prescription medicines, as well as the positive impact of practitioner education. In a New Zealand-first, researchers ... Read more...

Link between time spent in nature and positive mental health

Published: Sun 23 Sep 2018 06:17 PM
Survey findings* released by the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand (MHF) today reveal the positive impact spending time in nature has on the mental health of New Zealanders. Of those Kiwis surveyed following last year’s Mental Health Awareness ... Read more...

Book investigates why some humans want to kill themselves

Published: Fri 21 Sep 2018 10:38 AM
University of Otago research psychologist Jesse Bering has explored the dark experiences of being suicidal, in his new book: A very human ending, how suicide haunts our species. Read more...

Up to 40% of older Kiwis drink hazardously

Published: Fri 21 Sep 2018 09:45 AM
There is a common misconception that hazardous or risky drinking is something only young people do, but new research shows that between 35 to 40 per cent of New Zealanders aged 50 years or older may also drink hazardously. Read more...

Kiwi teenagers less fit than a generation ago

Published: Fri 21 Sep 2018 08:58 AM
New Zealand teenagers are less fit and weigh more than their parents were at the same age, new University of Otago research reveals. Read more...
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