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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 […]

Global cancer comparison highlights Maori inequality – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on October 15th, 2015.

Cancer rates are higher for Maori than other New Zealanders, but the same is not true for other countries’ indigenous peoples, says new research. The global study, published in the journal Lancet Oncology, examines differences in overall cancer burden between indigenous and non indigenous populations in Australia, Canada, the US and New Zealand. The authors, […]

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. […]

Infectious disease increases highlight inequality

John Kerr posted in on February 20th, 2012.

An extensive analysis of New Zealand hospital records has found that admissions for serious infectious diseases increased 51 per cent in the last two decades. The research, published in the leading international medical journal The Lancet and undertaken by Dr Michael Baker and his colleagues from the University of Otago, Wellington, also shows that Maori, […]

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