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Dietitian reveals 10 most common health questions

Washington Post By: Cara Rosenbloom One of my favourite parts of being a dietitian is teaching group nutrition classes, whether at workplaces, hospital wellness clinics or community centres. I enjoy answering common food and health questions, and...

High rates of suicide continue among older NZ men

There continues to be a high rate of suicide among older New Zealand men and an Otago psychogeriatrician says more needs to be done to understand why and to help prevent this occurring. Associate Professor...

Delay over bowel cancer screening decision ‘costing lives’: Māori Party

                  People are dying while officials decide whether to give Māori and Pacific New Zealanders free bowel cancer screening from the age of 50, the Māori Party says. The Ministry of Health is still considering whether...

Staring at your smartphone for too long can cause eye strain

Staring at your smartphone for too long can cause eye strain. Scientists found just two hours a day looking at the screen may cause vision problems. Eye strain, or visual fatigue, has long been a problem...

Just one run a week could save you from early grave

Going for a run just once a week could be enough to cut the risk of early death by a quarter, research suggests. The analysis involving more than 230,000 people found those who regularly headed...

Experts reveal one mistake many of us make at the gym

Chances are you've been to the gym and made this mistake — and experts are warning it can have damning ramifications if you don't stop. While taking a towel for your workout is a must-have,...

Government announces $23 million injection into tackling measles

The Government has announced hundreds of thousands of young people who are not fully protected against measles will be offered vaccinations against the deadly disease for free. Schools and marae will help deliver the vaccines,...

How to reduce work stress and prevent burnout

How did those new year's resolutions work out for you? Old habits will have already returned for many – you're not alone if you've already stopped using that new gym membership. Similarly, you're in good...

Upgrade of Hutt Valley maternity unit misguided

Mothers Matter is again questioning the competency and understanding of the Government in relation to providing necessary maternity and postnatal care in Lower Hutt after a misguided $9.4m maternity services boost for the area. Founder...

How to tell if your child is developing ‘normally’

It's your three year old's birthday and he's having a party with his day care friends. You watch as the other three year olds ask for more cake and answer questions about what they're...

DR WELLNESS

More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

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