Kiwi’s mental distress rates on rise, finds latest NZ Health Survey

New Zealanders mental distress rates are continuing to rise according to just released findings from the Ministry of Health’s latest annual health survey of nearly 14,000 Kiwi adults.

Farmers sign on to wool injury prevention programme

Federated Farmers says it's pleased with the response from farmers signing up to the new online injury prevention programme Tahi Ngātahi, which will be launched at the New Zealand Agricultural Show next week.

Drug could prevent effects of gluten in people with coeliac disease

A vaccine to protect people with coeliac diseases from the harmful effects of gluten is being developed.


Opinion: Paul Anderson – Time to remove medicine’s fat shaming

Bariatric surgeon Paul Anderson says it’s time for the medical profession to stop blaming fat patients for lack of willpower and start using medical willpower to address the causes – like junk food marketing.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Nutrition is core to health

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says conventional medicine needs to continue to embrace the growing recognition of the role of food and nutrition in health.



New Zealanders biggest consumers in favour of sugary drinks tax, poll...

New Zealand's biggest consumers of sugary drinks are leaning towards putting a tax on their fizz, a new poll has revealed.


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.


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.