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Food experiment doesn’t reflect poverty reality – Reflections on Science

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on November 1st, 2016.

A group of medical students has penned a response to a column by a fellow student about living on $3.30 for food a day. They say the reality of poverty is not a single dimension: it is often accompanied by poor health outcomes including disease such as diabetes, hypertension and cancer. An excerpt (read in […]

Indigenous cancer inequalities compared – In the news

John Kerr posted in on October 16th, 2015.

The gap in overall cancer rates between Māori and other New Zealanders is more pronounced than that between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples in Australia, the US and Canada, according to a new study published in Lancet Oncology. However, an accompanying commentary from University of Otago researchers notes that poor collection of data often makes such comparisons difficult and […]

NZ falling behind in human rights issues

Laura Goodall posted in on April 2nd, 2015.

A new report authored by researchers at AUT and the University of Waikato has revealed that New Zealand’s appearances are deceiving when it comes to human rights. The report, titled Fault lines: Human Rights in New Zealand, looks at the country’s commitment to six different international human rights treaties and includes interviews with politicians and both domestic and international experts. […]

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