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Sunaina Born, R1 News Reporter

Sports recovery programmes that menstrual cycles into account

Thursday 7th April 2022 | Sunaina Born | R1 News Reporter | sunaina@r1.co.nz

In the past, recovery regimes for athletes that menstruate have followed the same guidelines as athletes who don’t. Physiotherapist and PhD student, Emma O’Loughlin has conducted a study that looks at how the menstrual cycle affects rehabilitation after an ACL injury.

 

Review Your Poo: Gut health and cancer detection

Thursday 7th April 2022 | Sunaina Born | R1 News Reporter | sunaina@r1.co.nz

Bowel Cancer is the 2nd highest cause of cancer death in New Zealand. The Gut Foundation encourages New Zealand to Review their Poo for a month so that they can detect any unusual changes. Sunaina Born talks to Otago University Professor Richard Gearry about monitoring your bowel movements and the different ranges of normal.

83% of lawyers report mental health suffering from workplace stresses

Thursday 31st March 2022 | Sunaina Born | R1 News Reporter | sunaina@r1.co.nz

The newly-formed Aotearoa Legal Workers' Union has just released a new report that finds that lawyers are suffering under high workloads, stressful subject matter, and bullying by senior staff, with 83% of respondents reporting their mental health deteriorating due to workplace conditions.

Co-President Isabella Lenihan-Ikin talks to Sunaina Born about this report and the unique role of the union.

New HIV vaccine using RNA technology

Thursday 31st March 2022 | Sunaina Born | R1 News Reporter | sunaina@r1.co.nz

The National Institute of Health has just launched a phase one clinical trial evaluating three experimental HIV vaccines based on a messenger RNA technology. 

The new HIV vaccine is set to follow the same guidelines and science as the Covid-19 vaccine. 

Sunaina Born spoke to Professor Kurt Krause, a virologist at the University of Otago, who is currently looking into HIV research.