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Reducing aerosols during dental procedures

Dental students enact roles of operators and patients during the study’s clinical trial.Major reduction in airborne microbesDental researchers have found the combined use of a high-volume evacuator (HVE) with an intraoral suction device significantly reduces the...

Good dental care is a whole story

Dr Helen Voronina with her feathered friend, RockyDr Voronina: On ethics and good healthMelbourne surgical and cosmetic dentist, Dr Helen Voronina, was born into a meat-eating family, but, over time, she had a big change of heart. Today she runs a busy dental practice...

Auckland port workers given vaccine message

Ports of Auckland workers were assured of the safety and efficacy of Pfizer's Covid 19 vaccine in a 45-minute stand-up delivery from Ministry of Health representative Dr Rawiri McKree Jansen, on the port's Bledisloe wharf at 6.30 this morning. The address came as the...

Obesity, it’s a postcode lottery

By Dr Caitlin Randles The link between diet and the impact on our health is undeniable. Cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory disease and diabetes are collectively termed ‘non-communicable diseases’ (NCD) and, according to the WHO, are responsible for 71% of...

Looking back on the climate debate

Every now and then it's worth looking back. Recently we were reminded of a doco by Kiwi filmmaker Alister Barry and his piece on the climate change debate. For those that haven't seen 'Hot Air' it's certainly worth a visit and for those that have it might be worth a...

Potato and Leek soup

a magic combinationSimple yet delicious Nothing beats on a cold rainy day to wrap up warm and enjoy a rich creamy soup. This dairy-free potato and leek soup hits the spot. Bursting with flavour this classic is very easy to make and simply devine. This recipe was...