Articles Categorized: Health

Blindness set to triple globally

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THE number of blind people is projected to grow from 36 million in 2015 to almost 115 million by 2050, according to an international study…

Little difference in milk

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DESPITE claims light-proofed containers protect the vitamins in milk, Consumer NZ testing reveals there’s little difference in nutrient content between major milk brands. Fonterra-owned Anchor…

More confidence at latch on

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NORMALISING breastfeeding in public was the key for those who attended the Eastern Bay Big Latch On events last week. The annual event was organised…

Breath-testing for obesity

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OPOTIKI children may soon be breath-tested as part of a ground-breaking obesity study. The study involves 2000 students in its first year and aims to…

Long hours increase heart risk

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PEOPLE who work long hours have an increased risk of developing an irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation, according to a study of nearly…

DNA breakthrough

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A NEW and ground-breaking screening test soon to available for new born babies in New Zealand, will have the DNA of a six-year-old Whakatane girl at…