Winning researcher brings hope to those with chronic gut problems

Dr Peng Du, who is leading the world with his development of devices that help in the fast, reliable diagnosis and treatment of gut problems, has won the Prime Minister’s 2018 MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize.

Determining New Zealand’s health research priorities

People are invited to have their say on New Zealand's health research priorities, with consultation now open.

New Zealand’s high poison deaths a concern, expert says

Experts are calling for tighter restrictions on some mental health drugs following new figures that reveal an alarming number of people have died after taking them.

Sleep, baby, sleep

Professor Rosemary Horne is one of the world’s leading experts in paediatric sleep and sudden infant death syndrome. She talks to Jenna Ward about her distinguished career.

Antibiotic resistance: Global study suggests NZ among least exposed

A global study has compared levels of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in sewage samples from around the world, and the findings suggest New Zealand is among the least-exposed countries.

Strict immigration policies are having a negative impact on migrants’ health

Immigrants to high income countries, such as New Zealand, are facing health issues due to strict immigration policies. By Ruby Harfield.

Strict referral criteria is causing major delays in bowel cancer diagnosis – research

New research suggests the criteria for patients to be fast-tracked for suspected bowel cancer needs to be improved to avoid delays in diagnosis. By Ruby Harfield.

Study highlights racism Māori and Pasifika health experts feel on advisory boards

Māori and Pasifika health experts have spoken of racism, feeling "token" and ignored after being selected to take part in health advisory groups.

New Danish study further discredits link between MMR vaccine and autism

A new study of more than half a million children has found no link between the measles, mumps and rubella vaccination and autism.

Poor housing costs NZ $145m a year: new study

A new study by Otago University is thought to be the first in New Zealand to estimate the healthcare burden of multiple housing conditions: damp, cold, mould and disrepair. By Rachel Helyer Donaldson.



Sponsored: Hydration – Why is it so important for older people?

A closer look at the risks of dehydration – particularly for older people – and what can be done to reduce these risks.