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’.

Racism to reproductive health researchers win HRC funding

Translating research on the impact of racism on Māori health into policy action is the focus of one of more than 60 career development grants announced today by the Health Research Council.

NZ study reveals link between smell and obesity

New Zealand scientists have revealed a link between obesity and scent, finding that the better a person can smell, the more likely they are to be slim.

Exercise in childhood can reverse negative effects of father’s obesity

According to new research, exercise in childhood promotes long-lasting health and can counteract the risk of developing diabetes that comes from having an obese father.

Boosting calories for ICU patients doesn’t aid recovery, finds NZ study

Boosting the calorie intake for ICU patients does not improve survival rate, a major randomised study in New Zealand and Australasian intensive care units has found.

Survey reveals shaming and stigma faced by Kiwis with diabetes

Health professionals have to be careful with their language and approach as they can contribute to the shame and guilt revealed by the first Kiwi diabetes stigma survey.

Poverty, discrimination behind health inequities facing young Māori – study

Health outcomes for young Māori are improving but "systematic discrimination and poverty" continue to drive stubborn inequities, researchers say.

Kiwi study could aid new weapon against cancer

Kiwi scientists have used high-resolution images to reveal how an anti-cancer virus interacts with tumour cells, increasing its potential to save lives.


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.