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Flooding, public health – and the need for more emphasis on prevention

Public Health Expert Jun 24, 2015

Nick Wilson, George Thomson, Paul Blaschke (University of Otago, Wellington) Recent flooding events in New Zealand should make us think about the adverse public health and economic impacts. This blog post considers these issues, and suggests that there may be scope for further preventive action by central and local government so as to better reduce the health and economic impacts … Read More

The Smokefree 2025 goal is in danger of receding – will the Ministry of Health’s ‘realignment’ get it back on track?

Public Health Expert May 18, 2015

Professors Richard Edwards, Chris Cunningham, and Janet Hoek; Associate Professors George Thomson and Nick Wilson The Ministry of Health proposes realigning tobacco control services to progress New Zealand’s Smokefree 2025 goal. However, will a ‘realignment’ of existing services ensure the … Continue reading → … Read More

Public Health at the Movies: A Selection of 35 Top Movies

Public Health Expert Apr 07, 2015

Associate Professor Nick Wilson, Dr Peter Gallagher We have assembled a collection of 35 high quality movies as part of public health teaching for medical students. In this blog post we detail the movies and reflect on some of the … Continue reading → … Read More

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New Zealand doing okay in cancer survival: Results from the largest ever cross-national comparison of cancer survival

Public Health Expert Mar 06, 2015

Professor Tony Blakely, Dr Matt Soeberg and Associate Professor Diana Sarfati Cancer survival estimates for 67 countries have recently been published for 10 cancer sites, in an exhaustive and thorough combined analysis (CONCORD-2). Never before has such a comparable set … Continue reading → … Read More

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