Advertisement
Advertisement

Study links body clock to obesity and diabetes

Does skipping a meal at particular times of day reduce your chances of developing obesity or diabetes? Are the street lights outside affecting your health? Research out of the University of Otago has found connections linking...

Low decile students need greater access to sporting events

The results of the University of Auckland and National Institute for Health Innovation research which analysed perceptual data from more than 2,400 New Zealand parents, found families from lower socio-economic areas were more likely...

One community’s fight against fast food

It’s fast food central near Henderson Intermediate School. Located on Lincoln Road in West Auckland, the route to and from school for many students involves walking past an array of fast food outlets. Within...

Microplastics in drinking water signals need to curb plastic pollution

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a report on microplastics in drinking water, including an early assessment of potential risks to human health. The report says we're all drinking microplastics, and the direct effects...

New advice on meat, dairy and eggs

Following a substantial review of current evidence, the Australian Heart Foundation has issued new advice on meat, dairy and eggs. Unflavoured full-fat milk, yogurt and cheese are have been given the green light and the...

Changes to Health Star Rating system likely

The five year review of the Health Star Rating system considered how well the objectives of the system have been met and also identified several options for improvements. The Review concluded that overall the system...

Primary schools should be better equipped for early menstruation

National-level data on the age at first period hasn't been collected until a recent Ministry of Health survey, which University of Otago researchers used to estimate how many girls started their periods at primary...

Quick hit of exercise can boost your brain power, says Kiwi scientist

Stuck in the office all day? A few lunchtime laps of the stairs can help your brain just as much as a long walk or bike ride, a Kiwi researcher has found. That's the upshot...

Healthier homes could cut hospital stays for young children

Almost 20 per cent of hospital admissions of young children with acute respiratory infections could be prevented if their houses were free from damp and mould, researchers have found. The research, published in the international...

Moving house linked with behavioural difficulties in children

Lead researcher, Kim Nathan, a PhD student at the University of Otago, Wellington, says two- thirds (69 per cent) of the more than 300,000 children studied had moved house at least once by the...

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.

SPONSORED ARTICLES

“There for me every step of the way”

“Lucky” is not an adjective many people would choose after going through what Barbara Bew experienced.  Yet despite enduring a terrifying domestic assault after...
X