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NZ compares well with other OECD countries in health & other areas: But scope for improvements

Public Health Expert Nov 15, 2013

Assoc Prof Nick Wilson and Dr Nisha Nair NZ compares favourably with other OECD countries in many ways – according to the just released results of the OECD’s “Better Life Index”. This blog considers some of the details and also … Continue reading → … Read More

Protecting children in cars from tobacco smoke: The inconsistent case of new mandatory child restraints while optional smoking persists

Public Health Expert Nov 01, 2013

Dr Ninya Maubach Today sees new rules to ensure children are safely secured in cars come into force, yet many remain exposed to hazardous second hand tobacco smoke (SHS) in vehicles. This blog ask why regulators are prepared to introduce … Continue reading → … Read More

Food taxes and subsidies will probably protect health & reduce inequalities – but the devil is in the detail

Public Health Expert Oct 09, 2013

Professors Tony Blakely, Cliona Ni Mhurchu and Nick Wilson Research teams we lead have published two papers in the last few weeks on food taxes and subsidies – both of which depend on what are called price elasticities.  Timely, in … Continue reading → … Read More