Bullying one of NZ’s biggest workplace issues – psychologist

A psychologist says bullying is one of the biggest workplace issues she deals.

Fat vs carbs debate: scientists seek consensus

Whether we should we eating fewer carbs or less fat has been a hot health topic for years. A major review published this month in the journal ‘Science’ seeks to add more light than heat to the debate.

Turn off that screen – Kiwis warned of health risks of blue light

Too much blue light at night – from screens and artificial lights – may increase the risk of not only sleep problems but also obesity, depression and possibly cancer, says a just released report by the Royal Society Te Apārangi.

Unhealthy diet blamed for one-third of premature deaths

Less than half of one percent of the health budget goes into prevention measures, argues a new coalition formed to reduce the health damage of smoking, alcohol and unhealthy diets.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Nutrition is core to health

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says conventional medicine needs to continue to embrace the growing recognition of the role of food and nutrition in health.

What food and drinks can help to prevent cramp on game day?

What you eat and drink is crucial to remaining fit and excelling in sporting events and one aspect that can be detrimental to you performing well on a game day is the possibility of receiving cramp. This article, written by Jamie Costello, provides further detail on how you can adjust your diet to help prevent cramps.

Centenarians happier than octogenarians, finds NZ study

Kiwi centenarians are less lonely and less depressed than their counterparts aged 65-99 years, has found a NZ study.

Alarming number of Kiwis failing to slip, slop and slap, study finds

Despite New Zealand having the highest rate of melanoma skin cancer in the world, an alarming number of Kiwis are not being sun smart.

Eating your feelings: fruit and vegetable consumption linked to better mental health

We all know about the importance of eating fruit and vegetables for a healthy body, but what about a healthy mind? Soumya Bhamidipati talks to University of Otago senior psychology lecturer Dr Tamlin Conner to discover the impact of vegetables and fruit on psychological wellbeing.

Prescriptive reading – books to help youth feel better

Prefer to prescribe a book then a pill? A list of suitable self-help books for young Kiwis has just been released by Books on Prescription.
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Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – You are not a number

As we embrace the New Year, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says we should be celebrating our uniqueness and aim for a one-size-does-not-fit-all approach to your health.

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