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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...

Christchurch Hospital warning over synthetic cannabis

Published: Thu 20 Sep 2018 07:27 PM
Christchurch Hospital’s Emergency Department has seen a number of people suffering from probable severe synthetic cannabis toxicity, with seven people treated in the past 24 hours and three needing admission to the Intensive Care Unit. Read more...

Applications closing soon for the Value of Medicines Award

Published: Thu 20 Sep 2018 03:26 PM
Only 1 week until applications close for the Value of Medicines Award 2018. The national award recognises translational, fundamental, or clinical research into existing emerging medicines or vaccines. It is open to researchers, professors, clinicians, students ... Read more...

Minister asked to put pathology back on short supply list

Published: Thu 20 Sep 2018 02:05 PM
The senior doctors’ union has asked the Minister for Economic Development, David Parker, to reverse his Ministry’s decision to remove pathology from the Government’s list of essential skills in short supply. Read more...

“Hugely positive” response to app for people with addictions

Published: Thu 20 Sep 2018 12:43 PM
A one-year trial of a smartphone app to support people recovering from alcohol or drug addictions at Waikato DHB is proving successful and is likely to be extended. Read more...

International recognition for Tauranga Hospital

Published: Thu 20 Sep 2018 10:15 AM
A Tauranga Hospital healthcare initiative has been recognised for its excellence at an international conference held in Australia. Read more...

NZNO Services to Nursing and Midwifery Awards

Published: Thu 20 Sep 2018 09:30 AM
Each year the New Zealand Nurses Association (NZNO) presents Service to Nursing and Midwifery Awards as a way of recognising nurses or midwives who are NZNO members and who have made a positive difference to nursing or midwifery practice or practice ... Read more...

Experts urge government to invest in public health

Published: Thu 20 Sep 2018 08:48 AM
The NZ College of Public Health Medicine (NZCPHM) urged the government to prioritise public health at the College’s 10-year Anniversary Dinner in Wellington. Read more...
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