Tagged: deprivation

Epilepsy drug exposure in womb linked to significantly poorer school test results - News

Jean Balchin Mar 29, 2018

According to a study published recently in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, exposure to epilepsy drugs in the womb is linked to significantly poorer school test results among 7 year olds. Evidently, prospective mothers need to be fully informed of the risks of treatment. However these risks need to be weighed against the need for effective seizure control during … Read More

A century of health inequalities in NZ – new data - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Mar 26, 2018

Prof Nick Wilson, Dr Matt Boyd, Dr Andrea Teng, Prof Tony Blakely Everyone knows that socio-economic inequalities in health exist – in recent times. But one thing we do not know is whether they have always been there. We have just published a study that looks at two historical datasets – with one of these suggesting life span differences by … Read More

Everything you never wanted to know about bed bugs, and more! - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 19, 2018

Romain Garrouste, Muséum national d’histoire naturelle (MNHN) – Sorbonne Universités This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. If some insects could save the world, others do their best to seriously complicate life on Earth. Among them the prize perhaps goes to the bed bug, which after decades of absence … Read More

Does change in income and deprivation change your smoking risk? Yes, but in different directions. - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Sep 12, 2013

Professor Tony Blakely Everyone knows that lower socioeconomic groups are more likely to smoke.  But why?  Is it because of things like less education or more deprivation actually causing you to smoke?  Or is it other correlated things like personality?  … Continue reading → … Read More