$7.1m pledged towards new biomedical research hub

Discovering ground-breaking treatments and findings about diseases such as cancer and asthma will be made easier thanks to a $7.1 million pledge towards building a world-class biomedical research hub in Wellington.

Euthanasia and assisted dying: Understanding why people think the way they do

Sara Carbery talks to the lead researcher of a compelling study that sets out to understand why people hold their particular views on euthanasia and assisted dying.

NZ trial offers hope against severe mood disorders

Researchers are eyeing a fresh way to help Kiwis battling with severe mood disorders.

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.


Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Why more and more younger people...

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) talks about why she is seeing an epidemic of younger and younger people with fatigue and an inability to cope with life.


Sponsored: Volunteers tackle diabetes in Papua New Guinea

Working with local health providers, Volunteer Service Abroad is tackling diabetes in Papua New Guinea.