Water discolouration prompts Kawerau District Council to halt chlorination

The Kawerau District Council has put a temporary stop to chlorinating the town water supply, while it looks to solve water discolouration issues.

Is rural domestic violence even worse than we thought?

Women who live rurally are more likely to experience domestic violence, says Rural Women New Zealand, but the true number may be even higher.

Shift work can affect pregnancies

New research shows that shift work for mothers is associated with reduced fetal growth and longer pregnancies.

What does the EAT-Lancet report mean for New Zealand?

New Zealand organisations and experts respond to the major new report advocating a ‘planetary health diet’.

More tests don’t always equal better care

Just because tests and treatments are available doesn’t mean we should always use them, claims the Council of Medical Colleges.

New plant-focused diet could transform planet’s future

A new ‘planetary health diet’ would prevent millions of deaths a year and avoid climate change, says a new report published in The Lancet.

1200 Northlanders turned to Quitline last year; New Year numbers up nationally

More than 1000 Northland smokers turned to Quitline for help to give up smoking in the past year.

Summer injuries have cost ACC $3.4 billion over five years

Sunburn, bug stings, trips and falls, and run-ins with the barbie hotplate cost hundreds of millions of dollars in injury expenditure each summer.

EY report into impact of tobacco excise on smoking rates released

Increasing the price of tobacco continues to be the single most effective tool for reducing tobacco use, an evaluation on the impact of excise increases says.

The dangers of not getting enough sleep

A sleep expert says 30 per cent of people get less than six hours of sleep per night and that is having a huge impact on our health and productivity. 


Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – 5G, there’s nowhere to hide!

Our health is more important than having cars that talk to each other or faster movie downloads, states Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) who says we should be wary of 5G.


Sponsored: Why the mitochondria are becoming the next big health topic

Health consumers are increasingly aware of the importance of cellular dysfunction when it comes to healthy aging and managing health issues