Australian paediatrician Prof Kim Mulholland says Western
governments and other organisations that are supporting
vaccination programmes in developing countries should also
ensure some key related research is undertaken.
Despite some positive features, the proposed Vulnerable
Children's Bill is likely to generate many extra costs, and
fails to address the wider poverty issues adversely affecting
many children and their families.
A University of Otago study has found no evidence that
remediation work involving a formerly contaminated site near
Nelson resulted in nearby residents being exposed to toxic
chemicals that posed a significant health risk.
Being the first city in the southern hemisphere to provide
residents with one gigabit per second (1gbs) internet
connection speeds could send Dunedin into an upward economic
spiral equivalent to the gold rush, a prominent Dunedin
technology application specialist says.
A new, international classification of kidney tumours will
eventually result in hundreds of New Zealanders living longer
and enjoying an improved quality of life, University of Otago
pathologist Prof Brett Delahunt says.