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23rd December 2014
New Zealand researchers have shown that a low-cost, Soviet-era quit-smoking pill is more effective than nicotine-replacement therapy.
Forty per cent of smokers who took the cytisine pills had been "continuously abstinent" in the month after their nominated quit day, significantly more than the 31 per cent on NRT. Continuous abstinence is defined as smoking no more than five cigarettes.
The trial's more than 1300 participants were recruited from among callers to the national stop-smoking Quitline.
The results of the Auckland University trial are published today in a leading international medical publication, the New England Journal of Medicine.
23rd December 2014
Hospital emergency staff across the country are bracing for an influx of drunk patients as revellers over-indulge during the festive season.
A survey taken at more than 100 emergency departments (EDs) across New Zealand and Australia at 2am on a Saturday night earlier this month found one out of seven patients attended as a result of the harmful use of alcohol.
In some hot spots as many as half the patients were in the ED because of alcohol, the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine study found.
Lead researcher Dr Diana Egerton-Warburton, who is based in Australia, said staff were "sick and tired of dealing with aggressive and drunk patients in the ED".
"We had a drunk man knock a doctor unconscious because he wanted a sandwich," she said.
2013 Resource Catalogue Now Available
The 2013 Resource Catalogue is now available.
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