Health and medicine
When abortion rights swayed elections
8 February 2023
Dr Felicity Goodyear-Smith has worked as a certifying consultant at an abortion clinic for 40 years. The job, she says, was about making bad law work.
Research on ‘State of Eye Health in the Pacific’ gets under way
3 February 2023
The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ and the University of Auckland are undertaking locally driven research to assess the ‘State of Eye Health in the Pacific’.
Scientists identify drug that could extend lifespan
25 January 2023
New Zealand researchers identify drug with potential for longer and healthier ageing.
Scientists explore kawakawa’s healing properties
20 January 2023
University of Auckland researchers have identified more than 60 biologically active compounds in kawakawa leaves.
Study set to reduce transfers of children with respiratory illnesses
19 January 2023
A world-first Australian and New Zealand study is set to change how clinicians treat children with acute respiratory problems, reducing the need for hospital transfers.
How to reduce your risk of Parkinson’s disease
16 January 2023
Parkinson’s doesn't only affects older people, but there are lifestyle changes you can make to dramatically reduce your chances of getting the neurological disorder, writes Dr Victor Dieriks
First in family to go to university, now a doctor from Aitutaki
11 January 2023
Dr Jordan Teaukura is a new graduate from the Māori and Pacific Admissions Scheme (MAPAS) in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. He is the first in his family to graduate and the first doctor.
Rising sea levels lead to a new nursing graduate
10 January 2023
The threat of climate change in the Pacific led one whānau to move to Aotearoa and join the Pacific health workforce. Now their daughter has graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing.
Newly qualified nurse aims to improve kaumātua life expectancy
22 December 2022
The Māori and Pacific Admissions Scheme (MAPAS) 2022 event celebrates Aotearoa New Zealand’s future change-makers in the health workforce.
Vital research supported with $5.3m health funding
21 December 2022
Researchers from Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland have received funding support for research into a wide range of health concerns.
Revisiting landmark steroids trial yields new data
19 December 2022
Revisiting Liggins' and Howie's 1972 trial, which saw steroids introduced for preterm births globally, yields new data.
Scientists propose system redesign to improve access to clinical trials
15 December 2022
Researchers are proposing a new system for managing clinical trials in Aotearoa.