I had terrible hangovers after two drinks at age 19 - then doctors told it me it was because I had stage three CANCER
In April 2022, at the age of 19, Poppy Beguely, from Auckland, New Zealand, noticed that she was experiencing severe hangovers after a night out - often vomiting and getting a sore nose. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Zealand smoking ban: Māori mourn loss of hard-won smoking reform
The model for an end to tobacco had been pushed for decades by New Zealand's Indigenous people. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 11, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Phone Company One New Zealand Eyes Job Cuts After Review
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Source: Reuters: Health - December 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Harmful Industry Blowing Smoke on Human Rights
Credit: World BankBy Mary Assunta and Irene ReyesBANGKOK, Thailand, Dec 8 2023 (IPS) As the world commemorates the 75th anniversary of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ( on Human Rights Day December 10), we turn the spotlight on a glaring contradiction the world is experiencing from a harmful industry. Despite causing 8 million annual deaths and a myriad of diseases, the tobacco industry has enjoyed six decades of the legal right to manufacture and sell its harmful products. This travesty to human rights remains unaddressed with no admission of liability, compensation for victims, or withdrawal of the product...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 8, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mary Assunta and Irene Reyes Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Manifold child, family and social variables are associated with injury among New Zealand preschool children - Underwood L, Kool B, Pillai A, Kingi TK, Morton S, Ameratunga S.
This study aimed to investigate how combinatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Singapore ’s SC Oscar Wins Approval for Solar Farms in New Zealand
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Source: Reuters: Health - December 7, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Zealand Manufacturing Sales Actual -2.7% (Forecast -, Previous 2.9%)
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Source: Reuters: Health - December 7, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethnic-specific prevalence rates of intimate partner violence against women in New Zealand - Fanslow JL, Mellar BM, Gulliver PJ, McIntosh TKD.
This study presents age-standardised ethnic-specific prevalence rates of intimate partner violence against women in New Zealand, by physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence, psychological intimate partner violence, controlling behaviours... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Air New Zealand to Fly Amazon-Backed Electric Plane in 2026
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Source: Reuters: Health - December 6, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trial shows more than 90% of women trying for baby lack essential nutrients
Most of those tested lack nutrients crucial for healthy foetal development as found in abundance in meat and dairy productsMore than 90% of women who are trying for a baby may have marginal or low levels of vitamins that are essential for a healthy pregnancy, according to researchers, who say the problem is likely to worsen as vegetarian diets become more popular.Tests on more than 1,700 women in the UK, New Zealand and Singapore who planned to conceive revealed that most were lacking nutrients found in abundance in meat and dairy products, many of which are crucial for healthy foetal development.Continue reading... (Sourc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 5, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Health Pregnancy Nutrition Fertility problems UK news Society Source Type: news

Do crashed drivers need more drug testing? A retrospective analysis of blood samples from hospitalised post-crash drivers in New Zealand - Alexandrescu L, Poulsen H, Mason R, van Lamoen N.
Driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs is a prominent safety concern in New Zealand and across the world. While alcohol testing is routinely performed for drivers involved in hospitalisation crashes, testing for other drugs is often not und... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Naloxone use by Aotearoa New Zealand emergency medical services, 2017-2021 - Kumpula EK, Todd VF, O'Byrne D, Dicker BL, Pomerleau AC.
OBJECTIVE: Emergency medical services (EMS) use of naloxone in the prehospital setting is indicated in patients who have significantly impaired breathing or level of consciousness when opioid intoxication is suspected. The present study characterised nalox... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

This Antarctic penguin sleeps 11 hours a day —a few seconds at a time
For sleepy humans, nodding off can be inconvenient—say, during a boring lecture—or even downright dangerous, such as while driving a car. But for Antarctica’s nesting chinstrap penguins ( Pygoscelis antarcticus ), these secondslong bits of shuteye known as “microsleeps” may help them survive. These mininaps net the birds about 11 hours of sleep per day , potentially offering them a way to rest while remaining vigilant over their eggs and chicks, researchers report today in Science . The work could shine a light on how different animals adapt their dozing to cope with stressful...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 30, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

News at a glance: Lower pay for disabled Ph.D.s, more U.K. genomes, and quitting antismoking rules
LEADERSHIP Argentina’s president targets science The election last week of libertarian Javier Milei as Argentina’s next president has many of the nation’s scientists fearing the future. Milei, who won 55.7% of the vote, has vowed to close or dramatically restructure the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina’s main science funding agency, and its health and environment ministries. He views climate change as a “socialist hoax.” Milei has called CONICET, which employs nearly 12,000 researchers and ranks as one of South America’s top government s...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 30, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Zealand's plan to ban smoking goes up in ... well, smoke
New Zealand won’t be kicking butts after all. The country, in 2022, passed legislation that would gradually raise the legal age to buy tobacco products, effectively preventing anyone born in 2009 or later from ever being able to do so. However, a change in the government has led to a reversal of…#newzealand #labourparty #nationalparty #newzealands #hongkong #ireland #wales #chrisbullen #universityofauckland #newzealanders (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news