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Abortion legalised in New Zealand after Parliament passes bill:

By: Kirsty Johnston COMMENT: Do you remember the passing of the gay marriage bill into law? I do. It was 2013 and MP Louisa Wall wore a sparkly rainbow jacket in Parliament. She looked incredible and she...

How to exercise during self-isolation

If you’re a bit of a gym-bunny but you’ve found yourself in self-isolation, it can be hard to know how to keep yourself active when you’re stuck at home. Before you get cosy channel-surfing,...

Coronavirus: Send your kids to school – it’s the safest place for them

Send your kids to school, they're safe there – that's the message to parents from Education Minister Chris Hipkins. But in the effort to slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus, parents should consider making...

PHARMAC funds new medicine for severe asthma

Around 500 New Zealanders who have severe asthma will have access to a new medicine, mepolizumab, from next month. Severe asthma sufferers who use mepolizumab are less likely to end up in hospital and less...

A More Proactive Approach Needed to Address Developmental Needs of Pre-Term Babies

According to a latest study, published in American journal ‘Pediatrics’ but conducted in New Zealand by leading Professor Lianne Woodward, there is a real need for the health and education system to adopt a...

Tweens see family and friends as the surest way towards wellbeing

Despite facing greater social change than any generation before them, young people making the tricky transition from childhood to young adulthood, know what they need to stay well. New research from the Auckland University of...

Endometriosis Awareness Month

Julie-Anne Genter yesterday launched the new best-practice and guidelines for endometriosis in New Zealand as we mark the beginning of Endometriosis Awareness Month (March). Endometriosis affects over 10% of New Zealand women and girls, causing...

Plant-based diets: Five surprising benefits

Many of the important benefits of a plant-based diet – particularly for climate health and animals – are well known. Yet despite the science being very clear, there remains confusion about the impact on human health. We...

Coronavirus: How to talk to your kids

Like adults, children use the news to learn about what's happening in the world. But the circulation of misinformation, such as the recent spread of fake news about Covid-19 (the disease caused by coronavirus), blurs...

Hearing Awareness Week 2020

Hearing New Zealand and its 23 Branches throughout New Zealand have today announced their focus for Hearing Awareness Week which runs from Sunday 1st to Saturday 7th March. Hearing Awareness Week is an extension of...

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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“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...
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