Spotlight on Adolescent Health

New Zealand has the second highest overall mortality rate and the highest suicide rate in those aged 10-24 years among developed countries, according to recent analysis undertaken by medical journal The Lancet. In the article entitled, ‘Health of the world’s adolescents: a synthesis of internationally comparable data’, co-authored by Professor George Patton of the University of Melbourne, international health indicators from 72 countries were compared, with sub-analysis of 27 high-income countries. The authors recommend, “that every country produce a regular report on the health of its adolescents.”


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Moe mai rā Nancy Brunning

Moe mai rā Nancy Brunning

One of New Zealand’s best loved actresses Nancy Brunning, made famous as Nurse Jaki on Shortland Street, has died in Wellington, aged 48, Daily Mail Australia reports. Brunning, a talented playwright, acting…