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Bay of Plenty initiative provides ground breaking research

A BOPDHB initiative, the Brainwave Singers is providing ground breaking research on the benefit of singing to improve speech for people living with Parkinson’s disease.

The Sleep Coach shares her tips for getting sleep during a heat wave

Cheryl Fingleson, The Sleep Coach, shares her expert tips to help you sleep during a heatwave.

During the day and before bed time:

Keep curtains and block out blinds closed to avoid excessive heat entering your home.

No risk of Tuberculosis in Kawhia community

Waikato DHB is aware that there are people in Kawhia that are worried they or their whanau may have been exposed to TB (tuberculosis).

Bikram yoga 'no more effective than yoga at room temperature'

Bikram yoga, a hot yoga style, is no more effective at improving health than the same yoga postures at room temperature - that’s what research published in Experimental Physiology and carried out by Texas State University and the University of Texas at Austin, USA, has found.

Retina International World Congress comes to NZ

Why is marketing approval for the first retinal gene therapy treatment for patients with blinding retinal degenerations so significant?

E-cigarettes now available in leading supermarkets

Some major supermarkets across Aotearoa are now selling e-cigarettes. Meanwhile excise tax on tobacco products have increased by a further 10 percent this month.

Children's milk drinking habits analysed

The Ministry of Health recommends children drink two to three serves of preferably reduced-fat milk after the age of two years, but new research shows the majority of toddlers are drinking full-fat milk.

Children's milk drinking habits analysed

New research shows a direct relationship between the consumption of cow’s milk, and socio demographic factors.

Telestroke pilot sees stroke intervention rates double

A six-month telestroke service pilot headed by Wellington Regional Hospital neurologists has seen a dramatic increase in stroke intervention rates across the Central Region. The service is now being replicated across other parts of the country.

independent assessment of O'Conor Home shows no concerns

An independent audit has not identified any significant issues at Westport’s aged residential care facility O’Conor Home and in some categories the assessors felt the standard of care was ‘exemplary’.