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Groundbreaking Study Finds Kānuka Oil Product Effective For Eczema

Wednesday, 27 July 2022, 9:51 am | Medical Research Institute

The first clinical trial looking at the topical use of kānuka oil for eczema relief, has shown that a cream containing oil derived from native kānuka is an effective emollient for treatment of moderate-to-severe eczema in adults. Results published ... More >>

Taking Charge Of Life After a Stroke

Tuesday, 14 September 2021, 2:05 pm | Medical Research Institute

Medical Research Institute of New Zealand (MRINZ) studies show that self-rehabilitation after stroke makes all the difference to positive recovery outcomes. More >>

Landmark NZ Study Suggests Increased Death Risk From Common Intensive Care Drug

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 10:29 am | Medical Research Institute

A New Zealand-led trial, the largest ever undertaken in critically ill patients, shows that one of the world’s most commonly prescribed medicines is potentially risking the lives of thousands of the sickest patients in hospitals across the globe ... More >>

NZ Doctors at risk of being ‘Hung out to Dry’ on Cannabis

Friday, 16 August 2019, 8:07 am | Medical Research Institute

There are concerns that government ‘haste’ to widen patient access to cannabis-based medicines by year’s end will expose doctors to legal threat, leaving them caught in the crossfire between patient demand and their professional obligations. More >>

No Cause for Alarm if ICU Patients Don’t Eat All They Should

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 8:26 am | Medical Research Institute

Its long been a concern for doctors caring for critically ill patients – just how important is nutrition to patient survival and how much food is optimal to maximise their recovery? More >>

Too Much Oxygen Potentially Risky for Chronic Lung Patients

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 8:54 am | Medical Research Institute

Ground-breaking research looks set to change the way patients who are acutely unwell with a chronic and common lung disease are treated in hospital. More >>