Public Health Solutions Series: Simple transport system changes could quickly relieve the crisis in our hospitals

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022 | cooju60p | No Comments

Caroline Shaw, Alistair Woodward, Alex Macmillan*  This blog is part of the Public Health Solutions series looking at effective public health measures to reduce demand on healthcare quickly. This blog looks at solutions in the transport sector: low traffic neighbourhoods, … Continue reading

Three Waters reforms are needed to protect public health and ensure changes are economically sustainable and efficient

Friday, July 22nd, 2022 | cooju60p | 1 Comment

Dr Tim Chambers, Prof Nick Wilson, Prof Simon Hales, Marnie Prickett, Prof Michael Baker* Chambers T, Wilson N, Hales S, Prickett M, Baker M. Three Waters reforms are needed to protect public health and ensure changes are economically sustainable and … Continue reading

Seven decades of severe weather events in Aotearoa New Zealand: What are the human health impacts?

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022 | carra86p | No Comments

Dr Leah Grout, Louise Thornley, Prof Nick Wilson* Grout L, Thornley L, Wilson N.  Seven decades of severe weather events in Aotearoa New Zealand: What are the human health impacts? Public Health Expert Blog. 22 June 2022. https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/pubhealthexpert/seven-decades-of-severe-weather-events-in-aotearoa-new-zealand-what-are-the-human-health-impacts/ In this … Continue reading

Public health response to report on potential risk of nitrate from drinking water

Friday, September 3rd, 2021 | carra86p | No Comments

Dr Tim Chambers and Professor Simon Hales This week a report, co-funded by Fonterra and MBIE, investigated the relative contributions of nitrate in our diet from water and food. The report comes in response to emerging epidemiological evidence observing nitrate … Continue reading

Covid-19 was no black swan, but a paradigmatic black elephant

Friday, July 23rd, 2021 | carra86p | 2 Comments

Dr Matt Boyd, Syndicated from Adapt Research In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, everybody now knows that: Warnings about pandemic disease had been touted for decades Myriad organisations had called for increased health security funding The world ignored all … Continue reading