New tool could make aspirin safer for preventing heart disease and stroke

Auckland researchers have developed a new tool that could make aspirin a safer and better-targeted preventative for heart disease and stroke.

“Totally different angle” taken to Parkinson’s research thanks to major grant

Liggins Institute researchers will use a $226,000 grant from two major US-based foundations to investigate the genetics of Parkinson’s disease from an unusual and promising angle.

Fund Botox for migraine patients, say specialists

Health experts are calling on district health board bosses to cover Botox treatment for people suffering from chronic migraines.

Should we rename low risk cancers?

Global experts debate whether we should rename low risk cancers in a bid to reduce anxiety and harm from unnecessary investigation and treatment.

New global dementia report highlights NZ’s failings

A new report about the scale of the global dementia challenge means New Zealand needs to step up its response to this public health issue, says Alzheimers NZ.

New Zealand death rate for motor neurone disease five times global average

New Zealand's motor neurone disease death rate is the highest in the world and five times the global average, a new study has found.

Global push continues to eradicate polio

Polio cases reduced by 99.9% in the past 30 years, but with the virus still circulating in two countries, World Polio Day continues to campaign for total eradication of this crippling disease.

New research to make living with Perthes disease less painful

New research hopes to prevent hundreds of children living with perthes disease from suffering chronic pain.

Mental health focus of World Physical Therapy Day

The link between physical health and mental health – and physiotherapists' role in supporting people with mental health issues – is the focus of this year’s World Physical Therapy Day.

System failing Kiwi women with advanced breast cancer, says new report

The 300 Kiwi women told each year they have advanced breast cancer are likely to die twice as fast as people in comparable countries, says a just released Breast Cancer Foundation report.



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.