17,000 more Kiwis need to quit smoking each year to hit Smokefree Aotearoa 2025...

Another 17,200 New Zealanders need to quit smoking each year until 2025 if we are to reach the goal of less than 5 per cent of the population smoking daily by then, a new study has found.

Patients need community connections not just health care

A research project team says health providers need to be mindful of the importance of working with and not for patients and their whanau to ensure people stay socially connected.

Listeria study finds low rates amongst pregnant Kiwi women

A review of listeria cases in Kiwi pregnant women over the last 20 years has found ‘reassuringly’ low rates but still sadly is known to have claimed the lives of 12 unborn babies.

Award-winning Kiwi research into addictive, more-ish food and obesity

Taking an addiction approach to helping Kiwi’s overcome obesity is getting some encouraging results. Jaylan Boyle talks to addiction researcher and psychiatrist Professor Doug Sellman about his research team’s latest win.

Too many martinis shaken not stirred, finds Kiwi study of James Bond drinking

James Bond may be licensed to kill but his swilling is more worrying according to analysis of his drinking behaviour published today in the Medical Journal of Australia’s Christmas issue.

Young New Zealanders and porn – the real story

A new survey released today has revealed worrying new trends about Kiwi teens and their exposure to pornography and how this is affecting their lives.

Fifth of Kiwis suffer persistent pain

One in five New Zealanders suffer persistent pain and many can't get good help, find researchers. Martin Johnston reports.

Survey shows HIV stigma remains high in NZ

You'd get more germs from sharing a glass with someone with a cold, than someone living with HIV.

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.

Survey confirms alarming lack of gastroenterologists

A survey prompted by the National Bowel Screening Programme roll-out has revealed an ‘alarming’ gastroenterologist shortage and the risk of screening becoming a ‘postcode lottery’.
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