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Bouncing back after baby

Nutritionist and new mum Kate Walker says good nutrition and exercise is vital for the physical, emotional and mental health of mothers with young babies.

Personal trauma leads to breakthrough in stress-related illness relief

Insomnia, anxiety and depression can plague people for years but Kanji has revealed how he treated his own debilitating illnesses and now hopes to help others. Life stresses and childhood trauma can cause a build...

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...

Quiet bub at night? Call the midwife, pregnant mums told

Pregnant women who find their babies move little in the evening are much more at risk of stillbirth - prompting a midwife researcher's call for vigilance. "Some women put off contacting their midwife in the...

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...

Government abortion law announcement ‘weeks away’ . . . again

Abortion law reform advocates are calling for the Government to "get the lead out" after what appears to be further delay to long-awaited legislation. Justice Minister Andrew Little has been looking at potential changes to...

Ministry of Health unveils action plan to tackle syphilis after babies’ deaths

Health officials plan to tackle an outbreak of syphilis that has led to the death of six Kiwi babies by running more "awareness" and education campaigns. With reported syphilis cases surging more than 500 per...

DR WELLNESS

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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Extra Health Support For Busy People

People spinning multiple plates often need additional support over and above good nutrition and exercise. Here’s how addressing things at the sub-cellular level can help.
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