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NZ TECH COMPANY DEVELOPS TOOL TO DETECT DISEASES LIKE DIABETES

Article source: Newshub, Te Rina Kowhai


Around 280,000 New Zealanders have diabetes, with the disease almost three times more common in Māori than non-Māori. And mortality rates for the disease are nine times higher for Māori aged 43-64 years than non-Māori.


Health experts say early screening is essential, but the problem is that just 35 percent of Māori opt-in for these checkups.


But a New Zealand tech company is hoping to help curb the problem as well as other diseases using its artificial intelligence platform THEIA.