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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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Cycling to work? You may live longer

The study, by researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington, the University of Melbourne and the University of Auckland, has just been published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. Lead researcher Dr Caroline Shaw, from...

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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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