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Virtual visits to hospital help families stay connected - Hawke's Bay DHB

Wednesday, 22 April, 2020 - 19:05

She’s had to cancel her wedding and honeymoon and pare back celebrations for her son’s first birthday, but the hardest part is being separated from her Dad, David, who has been hospitalised after a stroke.

Virtual visits to hospital help families stay connected - Hawke's Bay DHB

Wednesday, 22 April, 2020 - 12:50

Life in level 4 lockdown has been particularly tough for Holly Weir and her family.

Professor Yifan Chen working with microwave imaging that could detect COVID-19

Monday, 30 March, 2020 - 10:28

University of Waikato Professor Dr Yifan Chen has been awarded a prestigious Engineering New Zealand Fellows Award.

Stroke risk categories should be 'abandoned' - prof

Tuesday, 25 February, 2020 - 07:25

Professor of Epidemiology and Neurology at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Valery Feigin, says clinicians often seek thresholds to trigger public health interventions.

Scanning the brain to understand stuttering - new study

Saturday, 1 February, 2020 - 08:00

There is no known cure for stuttering and other speech disorders such as dysarthria and apraxia of speech, but new research by a University of Canterbury (UC) academic involves scanning the brain to find out what causes speech production problems.

St John releases emergency ambulance data for 2019

Tuesday, 21 January, 2020 - 09:00

St John has released emergency workload statistics for 2019 confirming the number of emergency ambulance responses continues to climb.

Bigger bodies require bigger servings of 5+ a day - study

Tuesday, 14 January, 2020 - 08:16

The study, led by Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Emeritus Professor of Nutrition, Elaine Rush, measured carotenoids (orange-coloured pigments) in the skin as a biomarker of vegetable and fruit intake.

Wakefield Fellowship brings hope to sufferers of stroke

Thursday, 12 December, 2019 - 12:16

New developments in rehabilitation research from the University of Canterbury (UC)’s Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research has been made possible thanks to the generosity of Jim and Dr Susan Wakefield.

'Lonely in a crowd' can reduce brain function - research

Monday, 9 December, 2019 - 00:43

Being lonely in a crowd is worse for cognitive function than being lonely and alone, according to new research by clinical psychology graduate Dr Catherine Whitehouse.

Govt needs to read UK vaping study - Alt NZ

Sunday, 17 November, 2019 - 14:44

"Compelling research out of the UK reaffirms vaping’s life-saving role. Here’s hoping our Government’s pending legislation reflects vaping’s increasingly documented health benefits for smokers," say Ben Pryor, co-owner of the largest Kiwi-owned vape company, Alt New Zealand.