New cancer treatment services for regions announced

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Health Minister David Clark announced yesterday that tranche one of the Government’s cancer plan will be the purchase of 12 Linear Accelerators (LINAC) machines over the next three years....

Moodfood and mindfood

Jody Hopkinson looks at the foods that affect the way we think and feel.

Superwomen need supplements too

Jude Barback talks to American Ninja Warrior finalist and Spartan Race champion Rose Wetzel about how we can each live our fullest life.

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.

Mind the gap: why aged care nurses are leaving for DHB jobs

The New Zealand Aged Care Association recently surveyed aged care providers about registered nurse (RN) wage costs and turnover, as part of the Association’s investigations into the cost pressures affecting providers. The survey found that...

‘Happy Meal’ healthcare: 200 drive-through mobile medical clinics by 2020

Hundreds of drive-through mobile medical clinics are planned by 2020 in an ambitious bid to make healthcare "as accessible as Uber". It's the goal of Auckland University of Technology Māori entrepreneur in residence and founder...

Dementia Prevention Research Clinic launches in Christchurch

With the launch of the Christchurch Dementia Prevention Research Clinic (DPRC), led by Co-Directors Professor Tim Anderson of the University of Otago, Christchurch, and Professor John Dalrymple-Alford of the University of Canterbury (UC), a wide range of New...

Report calls for action on inequities in New Zealand’s health system

A window on the quality of Aotearoa New Zealand’s health care 2019 - a view on Māori health equity, published by the Health Quality & Safety Commission, highlights a number of areas where change...

Underfunded hearing aid scheme highlights health sector inequality

The Ministry of Health’s Hearing Aid Funding Scheme (HAFS) is meant to supply fully funded hearing aids for people with long-term hearing loss, hearing loss combined with another communication disability or low income. However, Mr...

What is most important to residents in aged care?

What is most important to residents in New Zealand's rest homes? This was the over-arching question guiding the Health Quality & Safety Commission's new report: Nau mai, haere mai ki tōku kainga hou | Welcome...


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.


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.