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Eating more grains could save NZ $600m - report

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:00:00 +1200

Eating more "roughage" from grains could save New Zealand $600 million a year, a new report claims.The report, by an economist commissioned by cereal maker Kellogg's, says eating the recommended amount of grains could reduce the...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/20188/AvanPolo_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Avan Polo lost 18kg by changing his diet and walking more. Photo / Supplied




Scabies and rheumatic fever strongly linked, Kiwi researchers find

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:26:36 +1200

New Kiwi research has found strep throat may not be the only cause of rheumatic fever in children - it's also strongly linked to scabies infections.Researchers analysed data from more than 200,000 New Zealand children, and found...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/20187/Throatswab_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=New Zealand efforts to prevent rheumatic fever have focused on detecting cases of group A streptococcus infection through throat swabbing. File photo / Doug Sherring




Mumps outbreak prompts call for public funding of third MMR jab

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:58:45 +1200

Urgent proactive action is needed to protect young people from the worst mumps outbreak in a decade, health experts warn.The outbreak started in Auckland early last year and was initially focused on five schools in the west of the...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/20187/SCCZEN_A_110310NZHNSFLU2_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Young people urgently need to get their third dose of the MMR vaccine to help slow the mumps outbreak which has affected thousands, an expert says. Photo / Natalie Slade




Vaccines expert: 'Humans have a very poor understanding of risk'

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:16:28 +1200

A world-renowned expert in infectious diseases says there's no one-size-fits-all solution for convincing anti-vaxxers to give up their cherished beliefs and get their kids immunised - but banning unvaccinated kids from school in his...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/20187/46180875_l_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Convincing parents to get their child vaccinated isn't as simple as giving them the facts, says a visiting disease expert. Photo / 123RF