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The big show which saves lives

The first to turn up are the women. They come back later, with their men. The males are reluctant, some "dragged by the ear" – but the women insist they get their health checked...

Climate-friendly food choices protect the planet, promote health, and reduce healthcare costs

Increased uptake of plant-based diets in New Zealand could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions while greatly improving population health and saving the healthcare system billions of dollars in the coming decades, according to a...

More than a third of Kiwis don’t get enough sleep

More than a third of Kiwis aren't getting enough sleep – something that may be an overlooked factor in New Zealand's poor rates of mental health. A new study suggests that nearly 40 cent of Kiwis...

Weight loss and health improvements with Mediterranean, fasting and paleo diets

There were some weight loss and health benefits for overweight adults who followed the Mediterranean, Intermittent Fasting and Paleo diets, though adherence to the diets dropped off considerably during the one-year study, new University...

Immune cell which kills most cancers discovered

A new type of immune cell which kills most cancers has been discovered by accident by British scientists, in a finding which could herald a major breakthrough in treatment. Researchers at Cardiff University were analysing...

Otago researcher’s discovery paves way for advances in treating cardiovascular disease

A University of Otago researcher has made an innovative discovery which paves the way for advances in treating cardiovascular disease including high blood pressure. Dr Martin Fronius from the Department of Physiology led the research...

‘We are what we tweet!’: Has social media changed what we eat?

We are what we eat – but what about what we tweet? A new study by a University of Auckland researcher might lead us to think about our newsfeed in an entirely different sense, by...

Modern food dilemmas: Not so super at the supermarket

Food shopping used to be easy. We'd choose the things we liked the best, or the kids liked, or the partner liked; balance that with cost and that would be that. Job done. Now, getting...

Why your risks for 7 types of cancer could be reduced with physical activity

If you need a reason to get up and get moving, consider this: Your likelihood of developing seven types of cancer may be reduced by physical activity, according to new research from the American...

NZDA statement on Dental Protection New Zealand member survey ‘Breaking the burnout cycle’.

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) acknowledges the serious and currently real risks burnout pose to the dental profession. A third of survey respondents saying they have ‘considered leaving the profession’ suggests work-life balance still...

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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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