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8,700 more Pacific peoples need treatment to prevent gout each year - Pharmac

Monday, 11 April, 2022 - 13:08

Pharmac has released the Pacific peoples health - Gout data insights report today. The report shows that, while the prevalence of gout in Pacific peoples continues to climb, access to preventive gout medicine remains inequitable.

ICU study shows 'significant disparities' in health outcomes for Maori patients

Friday, 25 February, 2022 - 06:07

The first large-scale national study to compare health outcomes for Māori and European patients admitted to New Zealand intensive care units (ICU) has been published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal.

New report estimates 10,400 more Maori should be on preventive treatment for gout

Wednesday, 8 December, 2021 - 12:47

Pharmac has today released the first of a series of reports investigating inequities in medicine access.

Cruel eggs are 'no fun for chickens'

Friday, 8 October, 2021 - 08:56

It's the first World Egg Free Day and the five nations of New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, Canada and The Netherlands have come together to put the chicken before the egg.

COVID-19 vaccine study findings are encouraging for New Zealand - Victoria University

Thursday, 10 June, 2021 - 05:00

A study whose lead author is a Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington epidemiologist has found the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine used in New Zealand is not associated with a condition that affects the blood known as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and other clotting and bl

'AI could be NZ's electronic version of number 8 wire'

Thursday, 6 May, 2021 - 13:49

AI could be New Zealand’s electronic version of number 8 wire where special digital tools can be developed tools using AI to solve economic and social challenges, AI experts say.

The issue will be a key topic at the Aotearoa AI summit in Auckland on May 12.

World-leading gout expert wins University of Auckland research award

Tuesday, 27 April, 2021 - 15:19

A world-leading specialist in gout, Professor Nicola Dalbeth, won the top research award of the medical faculty of the University of Auckland.

Ministry of Health flies blind on fluoridation - Fluoride Free New Zealand

Tuesday, 6 April, 2021 - 18:03

If ever there was legislation being advocated by the New Zealand government, that on growing scientific evidence could harm mental development in young people, it is the Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Bill now before parliament.

Auckland woman to run 12 half marathons in 2021 for breast cancer

Wednesday, 27 January, 2021 - 11:37

A woman from Mt Albert, Auckland, is planning to run a half marathon every month this year to raise funds for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, in memory of her mum who died in 2019.

Dehydration in older people - a fluids situation

Thursday, 17 December, 2020 - 16:06

With long, hot summer days ahead, the importance of staying well-hydrated can’t be overstated - especially among older people more prone to dehydration, says a Massey University health researcher.