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Tobacco industry targets a new generation

The tobacco industry is targeting a new generation of smokers with sophisticated marketing designed to associate smoking with rebellion, social prestige and attractiveness, researchers from the tobacco control research centre ASPIRE 2025, at the...

Dentists desperate to assist New Zealanders

Dentists in New Zealand are desperate to get back to work to assist their patients.

NZDA says oral health not a focus for government, feels shut out

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is saying the Ministry of Health has met with other medical groups via the General Practice Leaders' Forum but say they feel shut out, citing a lack of government...

Large numbers of NZ military personnel suffer post-traumatic stress, Otago research reveals

The first wide-ranging survey of New Zealand  personnel shows many suffer symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTS) though greater length of service, psychological flexibility (resilience) and quality sleep may be protective factors. Conducted by University of...

Stuck in your one-bedroom apartment during quarantine

If you’re stuck in a one-bedroom apartment during the quarantine, chances are you’re feeling a bit lonely right now. But right now, this is the best opportunity to try new things. Pull out that...

Niki Bezzant: How to eat well in times of stress

There's no doubt about it: we are in stressful times. It is an unprecedented situation, affecting everyone in some way. When the world is going to hell in a handbasket, we figure, what does it matter...

Coffee and Your Brain

The morning, mid-morning and afternoon coffee routine – the caffeine rush known to us all as a positive hit when feeling sluggish – might not be as great as you think. The University of Arkansas...

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,...

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...

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Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...

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Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the...

Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the...
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