Overweight & Obesity

Maori obesity linked to various factors in study

Spiritual beliefs, cultural practices and the impacts of colonisation may make it harder for Māori to stick to the typical diet and exercise advice for reducing weight, a University of Otago PhD candidate has found.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Relying on faith, culture and family to reduce stress of caregivers

Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe and disabling psychiatric disorder that affects about one percent of the population in the United States. Approximately 60 percent of those suffering from this condition live with a relative. ...


Monday's medical myth: You can think yourself better

Of all the cultural beliefs about health and illness that saturate the developed world, there is none so pervasive and deeply held as the idea that you can "battle" an illness by sheer force of will.

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