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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...

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...

Getting to the heart of the matter

Q: Can you tell us about the book and how it came about? Pam: The book is called Getting to the Heart of the Matter. It is autobiographical and describes my journey from being well, through to...

Karitane nurses urged to come out of retirement

Karitane-trained nurses in retirement are being encouraged to consider their options as demand for the specialised service they offer skyrockets. Dr Truby King, babycare expert and author, founded his first training institution and children’s hospital...

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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“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...
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