Wednesday, November 21, 2018



One in 10 older Kiwis malnourished or at risk of malnutrition

Screening of older adults living at home for risk of malnutrition is being called for by a team of researchers after studying more than 250 older Aucklanders.

Petition calls for more health funding not handcuffs to fight drug...

A Health not Handcuffs coalition has launched a petition this week calling for a doubling of drug treatment and harm reduction funding in next year’s Budget – as people are continuing to die from synthetic cannabinoids.


Opinion: Be prepared to make a difference for those with depression

Sometimes people with depression can't ask for help. We need to be prepared to help those who are suffering in silence, writes Federated Farmers Rotorua/Taupo provincial president Alan Wills.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Sugar questions answered

With November being Diabetes Awareness Month, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says it’s perfect timing to answer two commonly asked questions about sugar.



International Men’s Day – 10,000 mo’s and counting

International Men’s Day is held in the heart of Movember with more than 10,000 Kiwi Mo Bros and Mo Sisters signed up this year plus a Mensus survey to gain insight into men’s mental wellbeing.


Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler on inflammation

In this week’s opinion piece, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says that inflammation should be treated with as many tools from nature as possible and conventional anti-inflammatories should be taken with caution.


Sponsored: Empathy, culture and kindness – the quest for healthier communities

It’s going to take a groundswell of change to inject the empathy and values-based leadership that is so desperately needed in society. Jude Barback talks to Anah Aikman, the founder of Changing Lenses, about how we can achieve this change in our communities.