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July 2017

Monthly shot could be the ‘next revolution’ in HIV therapy, replacing daily pills - Washington Post

Tuesday 25 July 2017, 10:56AM

HIV/AIDS is no longer the death sentence it once was, but maintaining the strict regimen required to keep the virus at bay — one or more pills daily — still poses a major challenge to many people who are infected


Patients with six deadliest cancers 'five times less likely to survive beyond five years' - Independent (UK)

Tuesday 25 July 2017, 10:55AM

Survival rates 'unacceptable' for pancreatic, liver, brain, lung, oesophageal and stomach cancer


Hamilton doctor courts Miss Universe crown - Stuff

Monday 24 July 2017, 10:31AM

The 28-year-old works on the mental health ward at Waikato Hospital and well-being has always been her niche


'Deplorable' Dr Jonathan Walsh jailed for child pornography worked in New Zealand hospitals - NZ Herald

Friday 21 July 2017, 10:54AM

A senior children's doctor jailed in England for making and sharing "extreme" child pornography worked as a paediatrician in three hospitals in New Zealand


How Poverty Affects the Brain - Scientific American

Thursday 13 July 2017, 9:04AM

An unprecedented study in Bangladesh could reveal how malnutrition, poor sanitation and other challenges make their mark on child development


Lumsden Maternity Centre to stay open - The Southland Times

Thursday 13 July 2017, 8:54AM

Northern Southland mums-to-be can breathe a sigh of relief after an announcement that the Lumsden Maternity Centre will remain open for the foreseeable future


Measles 'tragedy' kills 35 across Europe - BBC

Thursday 13 July 2017, 8:38AM

Thirty-five people have died in the past year from measles outbreaks across Europe, the World Health Organization has warned


Elderly patients forced to sit on floor - ODT

Tuesday 11 July 2017, 10:21AM

Older patients were forced to sit on the floor while waiting for an appointment in the crisis-hit eye department at Dunedin Hospital, prompting a complaint from staff to their union


What goes on inside the brain of a psychopath? - Medical News Today

Tuesday 11 July 2017, 10:19AM

It is well known that psychopaths can commit violent, and often criminal, acts. But the precise neural mechanisms that underlie this behavior have remained elusive. However, new research reveals the neural circuits that may drive psychopathic behavior


Mobile app picks up skin cancer amongst Fieldays punters - Stuff

Tuesday 11 July 2017, 10:15AM

A mobile app which allows users to check for skin cancer picked up 10 cases at Fieldays


Philip Morris: Tobacco giant ordered to compensate Australia - BBC

Tuesday 11 July 2017, 10:13AM

Tobacco giant Philip Morris has been ordered to pay the Australian government millions of dollars after unsuccessfully suing the nation over its world-first plain-packaging laws


Some cases of gonorrhoea are now untreatable due to drug resistance - Time Health

Monday 10 July 2017, 12:10PM

Some cases of the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea are now untreatable due to resistance to antibiotics, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)


Medical marijuana amid Duterte's drug war - Al JAzeera News

Monday 10 July 2017, 12:06PM

Philippines President Duterte is cracking down on recreational marijuana use, but he backs medicinal use of the drug


Dr Lance O'Sullivan slams Hamilton healthcare - Stuff

Monday 10 July 2017, 12:03PM

A sick boy and his ill father were turned away by three Hamilton medical clinics before being rescued by their old Northland GP, Dr Lance O'Sullivan, who happened to be in town


Spreading cancer caught on film - BBC

Monday 10 July 2017, 11:56AM

The way in which every single cancer cell spreads around the body has been captured in videos by a team in Japan


More millennials are having strokes - Scientific American

Thursday 06 July 2017, 8:51AM

A Scientific American analysis finds this trend differs based on where one lives


The deadly risk of eating your placenta - Stuff

Wednesday 05 July 2017, 5:11PM


Understanding disturbed sleep could help prevent suicide - Independent (UK)

Tuesday 04 July 2017, 11:50AM

Sleep disturbance in young adults who are at risk of suicide are a warning sign of worsening suicidal thoughts, according to new research from Stanford University


‘Potentially toxic’ nanoparticles in baby formula – why the sensationalist headlines do nothing but scare parents - blog by Nanogirl

Monday 03 July 2017, 9:20AM

What they found were all sorts of shapes and sizes of particles which contained calcium, phosphorous and oxygen. These are also the same elements that make up bones and teeth


Major DNA study could help tackle obesity - NZ Herald

Monday 03 July 2017, 7:58AM

The GENO Project, which has just received a $1.5 million Government grant, gives researchers at the University of Auckland-based Liggins Institute unprecedented access to one of the richest child health datasets in the world


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