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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.