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Otago study finds mindfulness apps can improve mental health

Published: Tue 13 Nov 2018 09:47 AM
A University of Otago study has found that using mindfulness meditation applications (apps) on phones is associated with improvements in people’s mental health. In a randomised, controlled trial, mindfulness app users reported modest improvements ... Read more...

Inspiration to Live Well, Eat Well

Published: Mon 12 Nov 2018 12:41 PM
A new recipe book with a fresh take on healthy, tasty meals will make life much easier for the quarter of a million New Zealanders living with diabetes. Read more...

Volpara reaches milestone in tech-driven cancer fight

Published: Mon 12 Nov 2018 12:36 PM
New Zealand, 12 November 2018 – Some of the greatest advances in the fight against breast cancer are happening not in the lab but in a Kiwi software company. Wellington-based Volpara® Solutions™ is helping save lives around the globe with its revolutionary ... Read more...

World Antibiotic Awareness Week focuses on working together

Published: Mon 12 Nov 2018 11:49 AM
12 November 2018 The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is supporting this year's World Antibiotic Awareness Week theme of ‘Together we can keep antibiotics working’. Research shows that the global growth of antimicrobial resistance is undermining ... Read more...

Use antibiotics responsibly, urge health organisations

Published: Mon 12 Nov 2018 09:19 AM
With very few new antibiotics having been developed in recent years, health agencies say their responsible use is absolutely critical to people’s health. Read more...

Kiwi Parents Urged to Immunise Infants & Teens

Published: Sun 11 Nov 2018 07:57 PM
Kiwi parents of infants, toddlers and adolescents can now immunise their children against the country’s most common type of meningococcal disease (meningococcal B) with the launch of a new vaccine. Read more...

Systemic racism to blame for Maori health inequality

Published: Fri 9 Nov 2018 02:29 PM
Systemic racism is to blame for New Zealand’s glaring ethnic health inequalities, which lead to poorer health outcomes and lower life expectancy for Maori, says Dr Owen Sinclair, a Maori Paediatrician based at Waitakere Hospital whose research focuses ... Read more...

Mental health service wait times unacceptable

Published: Fri 9 Nov 2018 11:38 AM
Christine Macfarlane has seen the effects of the prolonged wait times on youths seeking mental health support. Read more...

Boost in training health professionals rurally

Published: Fri 9 Nov 2018 11:24 AM
The National Interprofessional School of Rural Health that has been proposed recently is not a separate education provider, but rather an “enabling body” that would lever off the expertise of the existing tertiary institutions to undertake more teaching ... Read more...

Tauranga Pharmacist in winning team at World Congress

Published: Fri 9 Nov 2018 11:15 AM
Developing a care plan to a tight deadline alongside three teammates with English as their second language was one of the challenges a young Tauranga pharmacist overcame to triumph at an international event. Read more...
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