Concerns over older Kiwis’ alcohol consumption

The nature of alcohol use in New Zealand is changing. Youth, for a long time the focus of our attention, are reducing their consumption. Conversely, older adults, long assumed a population of low-level drinkers,...

Waking up to the importance of sleep

Sleep is an essential component to overall health, yet its importance is only highlighted when it is lacking. CanSleep’s Dr Michael Hlavac said sleep was vital to wellbeing and health. “There are three ‘cornerstones’ of health....

Dietician explains: What cutting out sugar will do for your body

A dietician has revealed how cutting out sugar, which can cause a drug-like addiction, could boost your health and performance in the gym and at work. Dr Samantha Coogan, president of the Nevada Academy of...

Research shows a simple trick to help you get more sleep

If you struggle to get a decent kip each night, you're not alone. Struggle to get quality shut eye at night can lead to low productivity, damage to mental health and unsafe behaviour — such...

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – The importance of good sleep

The bliss of a good night’s sleep is priceless, yet the incidence of poor sleep (insomnia) is surprisingly common with a prevalence of around 42% in a general population.  The official definition of insomnia...

Northland senior citizen irate as flu vaccine runs out

A senior citizen in Northland who can not access flu vaccine say it's a bit of a joke for the government to advise people to get immunised when there aren't any vaccines available. Christopher Graham...

Groundbreaking Tauranga prostate research could improve life quality for older men

Groundbreaking research under way in Tauranga could improve the quality of life for older men worldwide with a common condition.

High suicide rate among elderly NZ men, targeted treatment needed – expert

For men, suicide rates spike around ages 15-25 and then slowly decline to age 65, when they start climbing again, peaking at 32 per 100,000 in men aged 85+.

The sabre tooth tiger that’s still here – anxiety, masculinity and men’s health

Even men for whom middle age seems like a remote and abstract concept know that prostate cancer is something we’re all going to have to think about sooner or later, and while things like...

International Men’s Day – 10,000 mo’s and counting

International Men’s Day is held in the heart of Movember with more than 10,000 Kiwi Mo Bros and Mo Sisters signed up this year plus a Mensus survey to gain insight into men’s mental wellbeing.


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.


“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...