1500 decayed teeth pulled out of Bay of Plenty kids last year

Approximately 1500 rotten teeth were pulled from the mouths of Bay children last year.

Eating wholegrains reduces risk of heart disease by up to 30 per cent, new...

Eating wholegrain foods can reduce risk of heart disease by up to 30 per cent, a new study has found.

Whooping cough outbreak hits Tauranga

Tauranga is caught in the grip of a whooping cough outbreak which has already doubled last year's numbers.

Myth that drinking milk boosts phlegm when sick

Health professionals need to rebut the myth that drinking milk boosts phlegm and worsens the common cold to asthma, says a UK expert.

Kiwis amongst world’s most inactive adults, finds global study

A new global report on physical activity shows the world’s richest countries are becoming increasingly inactive – and New Zealanders are the third ‘laziest’ of the rich Western nations.

Preventing and managing blood clots in pregnancy

Every year in New Zealand around 4,000 people develop a blood clot in a vein. This article looks at venous thromboembolism – in particular why pregnancy puts women at increased risk – and how to help prevent, diagnose and treat pregnancy-associated venous blood clots.

Schools need national health food policy, researchers say

Schools around the country should operate under a national health food policy to combat diet-related diseases, Otago researchers say.

‘Tis the season: Pollen-related hay fever incidences to rise as warm, dry summer approaches

Hayfever sufferers be warned: spring is expected to warm and dry, meaning more outbreaks of sneezing and wheezing more much of the population.

Whānau fun ride and hīkoi to honour ‘Smear your Mea’ legacy

The legacy left behind by Rotorua's Talei Morrison will be honoured on the anniversary of her cervical cancer diagnosis, reports the Rotorua Post.

Positive mental health spin-off from adventure education

Adventure education that puts troubled youth in situations needing resilience and teamwork, could have spin-offs for youth with anxiety and depression, suggests an Otago study.



Sponsored: Hydration – Why is it so important for older people?

A closer look at the risks of dehydration – particularly for older people – and what can be done to reduce these risks.