Bowel cancer screening – An interesting new US study and thoughts about the NZ situation

Monday, June 29th, 2015 | Kate Sloane | 3 Comments

Professor Tony Blakely, Associate Professor Diana Sarfati

Bowel Cancer Screening picIn this blog post we look at a new modelling study on bowel cancer screening, published in a top US journal (JAMA). We discuss the cost-effectiveness of such screening and consider the current NZ context for bowel cancer screening.

Continue reading

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

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 | Kate Sloane | No Comments

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 of flooding disasters.

Continue reading