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For The Love of Alcohol - NZ Documentary

We take a look at the New Zealand drinking culture to see why we drink so much and what some of the consequences are. We also investigate what our emergency ...
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Types of Treatments | Cancer Society of New Zealand


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Rachael Dixon's curator insight, May 18, 2013 4:58 AM

Reputable source of information...great PDF pamphlets here...  Comprehensive information. 

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Excellent booklets on each type of treatment explaining the actual practice and side effects/impacts of treatment
Josie Bower's curator insight, July 1, 2014 4:21 PM

Reputable source of information...great PDF pamphlets here...  Comprehensive information. 

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Acupuncture.Com - TCM Research Subject Index


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Rachael Dixon's curator insight, March 16, 2013 12:21 AM

Looking for information on acupuncture?  This is a good website. 

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Welcome to Best Health

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Rachael Dixon's curator insight, March 16, 2013 12:16 AM

Search for a health condition and see what information you can find! - BMJ is the British Medical Journal (so it's reputable). 

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Acupuncture treatment - the basics

This video is for potential acupuncture patients, and aims to give an idea of what to expect from treatment. These are some of the very basics - I hope you f...

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Rachael Dixon's curator insight, March 16, 2013 12:29 AM

This is British - I wonder if techniques and procedures are different in NZ? 

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Alternative Treatments for Chronic Pain: Acupuncture, Marijuana, Hypnosis, Biofeedback, Music Therapy, Yoga, Massage

Alternative Treatments for Chronic Pain: Acupuncture, Marijuana, Hypnosis, Biofeedback, Music Therapy, Yoga, Massage | Rosehill Snr Health | Scoop.it
If you have chronic pain and are looking for alternatives to medication and surgery, you have a lot of options. Alternative pain treatments that doctors once scoffed at are now standard at many pain centers.

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Rachael Dixon's curator insight, March 16, 2013 12:41 AM

Could be useful if your health condition/circumstance is "pain". 

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Ancient medicine - Stuff.co.nz

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Emma Allen. Natural consultancy: Nicky Hewett takes her mother Betty Hewett's pulse, one of the first steps in analysing a client's health under the ancient alternative medical science, Ayurveda.

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Rachael Dixon's curator insight, March 16, 2013 3:26 PM

Wee local article about Ayurveda with a link to a website about Ayurveda:  www.ancientsbest.com

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Getting Better: 200 Years of Medicine

Getting Better is a short documentary that explores three remarkable stories of medical progress: Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Surgery. The film looks at the role of re...

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Rachael Dixon's curator insight, March 16, 2013 3:30 PM

44 minutes long - I wonder how useful this is for an understanding of the development of Westenr Medicine over the past 200 years?

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Introduction to Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

A brief introduction to Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture as practiced by Dr. Jared McCollum.

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Eastern vrs. Western Medicine

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Sophie McLachlan's curator insight, May 14, 2013 6:13 AM

Very clear comparison between Western (WSM) and Eastern (CAM, TM) medicine. Helps students to understand the differences between each.

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NZ MP makes hilarious pro-gay marriage speech

NZ MP makes hilarious pro-gay marriage speech | Rosehill Snr Health | Scoop.it
New Zealand MP Maurice Williamson has become a viral star overnight after delivering a witty and uplifting pro-gay marriage speech.
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Bullying no joke, says comedian - National - NZ Herald News

Bullying no joke, says comedian - National - NZ Herald News | Rosehill Snr Health | Scoop.it
Dai Henwood admits he became a bully as he battled to combat those who picked on him because of his height.
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Depression - find a way through

Depression - find a way through | Rosehill Snr Health | Scoop.it
holding on to hope is essential for getting through

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Rachael Dixon's curator insight, May 18, 2013 5:01 AM

A range of information here.  Also see their link to a pamphlet on treatment options:  http://www.depression.org.nz/ContentFiles/Media/PDF/MOH0360%20Fact%20Sheet_16.pdf ;

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine: MedlinePlus

Complementary and Alternative Medicine: MedlinePlus | Rosehill Snr Health | Scoop.it
Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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Rachael Dixon's curator insight, March 16, 2013 12:20 AM

American - Medline Plus - reputable source of information. 

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epic / Homepage - Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI)


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Rachael Dixon's curator insight, March 16, 2013 12:14 AM

EPIC databases - every school has a log on and password - the "Health and Wellness Resource Centre" is useful for 3.3 (and "Opposing Viewpoints in Context" is great for 3.4 - ethical issues). 

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Alternative Medicine, Complementary Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Mind-Body Medicine, Herbs, Nutrition

Objective information on all aspects of health and treatment options available.
All major alternative therapy is covered in depth - therapies such as Acupuncture, Ayurveda, etc.

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Rachael Dixon's curator insight, March 16, 2013 12:31 AM

This is not as reputable or technical as some of the other sites - but loads of information here. 

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Alternative Medicine Center: Natural Choices for Self-Managed Care

Alternative Medicine Center: Natural Choices for Self-Managed Care | Rosehill Snr Health | Scoop.it
Alternative Medicine: Natural Choices for Self-Managed Care - Discover a vast library of expert information on complementary & alternative medicine (CAM) therapies and the conditions for which they are effective, integrative medicine, and referrals...

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Rachael Dixon's curator insight, March 16, 2013 12:38 AM

Less "official" than some websites but the information is easy to understand. 

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Getting Better: 200 Years of Medicine

Getting Better is a short documentary that explores three remarkable stories of medical progress: Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Surgery. The film looks at the role of re...

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Rachael Dixon's curator insight, March 16, 2013 3:30 PM

44 minutes long - I wonder how useful this is for an understanding of the development of Westenr Medicine over the past 200 years?

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Ancient's Best, Ayurveda and Yoga

Ancient's Best, Ayurveda and Yoga | Rosehill Snr Health | Scoop.it
Ayurvedic Books, Skin Care Products, Massage Oils, Specialist Consultancy and Treatment.

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Rachael Dixon's curator insight, March 16, 2013 3:28 PM

Singapore-based website with lots of easy-to-understand information about Ayurveda.

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Documentary about The Science of Acupuncture

Documentary about The Science of Acupuncture - Description: For thousands of years, what we now think of as Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) was the only medicine; now, traditional cures are being treated with a fresh respect.

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Rachael Dixon's comment, March 27, 2013 2:51 AM
It's a wee bit long - might need to preview and skip some parts.
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New Finding - Acupuncture Beats Drugs for Lower Back Pain

New Finding - Acupuncture Beats Drugs for Lower Back Pain | Rosehill Snr Health | Scoop.it
Acupuncture beats drugs for the treatment of lower back pain according to new studies.

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Rachael Dixon's curator insight, March 20, 2013 4:36 PM

This is an American acupuncturist training site - seems to be a few recent studies reported of acupuncture's effectiveness .  Be careful of bias - they would not be publicising reports that didn't endorse/sell the benefits of acupuncture!. 

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Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting | Families Commission

Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting | Families Commission | Rosehill Snr Health | Scoop.it
This overview report responds to a Ministerial request that the Families Commission undertake research on two distinct questions:

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Rachael Dixon's comment, May 15, 2013 4:34 PM
And here's a link to a one page poster, summarising the report: http://www.familiescommission.org.nz/sites/default/files/downloads/teenage-parenting-poster.pdf