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Wellington’s street-connecting walkways could be better - study

Graffiti, litter, and insufficient lighting and signage on Wellington’s street-connecting walkways are likely to be discouraging their use, researchers say. ...

Forty five per cent rise in diagnostic imaging tests by GPsForty five per cent rise in diagnostic imaging tests by GPs

A 45 per cent rise in diagnostic imaging tests ordered by Australian GPs is being driven by increasing GP visits, a rising ...

Time to end ban on gay blood donors

Sexually active gay men face a lifetime ban on blood donation in the United States but not in some other countries, such as Italy, where people are screened based on individual risk rather than broad identities. In a newly published commentary, Dr. Eli Y. Adashi argues it is time for the United States to replace the outdated and discriminatory ban with a modern, fair, and sensible approach. ... Full story

Post-discharge telephone calls may reduce hospital readmissions

UB recieves federal grant to study post-hospital follow-up coordination between patients and primary care ... Full story

Study offers new clues about the source of racial health disparities

Why are black women less likely to use health care than white women? ... Full story

From Disney to distortion: why women don’t leave abusive relationships

Women often find it difficult to leave abusive partners because they have been socialised into believing it is their role to 'fix' an unhappy marriage, according to QUT criminologist Associate Professor Sharon Hayes in her recently released book Sex, Love and Abuse: Discourses on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. ... Full story

Massey research on effect of near-death experiences

How does a close brush with death lead to a better life? It is known that nudging extinction can bring about dramatic life changes, and a Massey psychology student is researching the near-death experience phenomenon. ... Full story

Using ‘Big Data’ approach to map relationships between human and animal diseases

This image describes the number and types of pathogens found in EU countries. The size of each circle is proportional to the number of pathogen species the EID2 team has evidence of, and the different coloured circles represent: bacteria (greenish yellow), fungi (red), helminths (purple blue), protozoa (orange), and viruses (blue). Copyright: Dr Maya Wardeh, LUCINDA team ... Full story

RCGP response to NICE guidelines on lipid modification

RCGP Chair says new guidance has major implications for patients and for general practice. GPs and practice teams do their best for patients, but workload implications of new guidance are immense ... Full story

Otago study finds “systemic” problems and under-resourcing in NZ coronial system

A ground-breaking University of Otago study of more than 600 findings by coroners in New Zealand has identified serious failings that constrain the ability of coroners to act preventively and stop further loss of life. ... Full story

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