NZ study helps doctors predict best treatment for breast cancer patients

A cancer-related protein can be used to predict whether a breast cancer patient will benefit from hormone therapy or chemotherapy, allowing doctors to decide on the best treatment option for each patient, a study lead by a New Zealand scientist has found.

Groundbreaking Tauranga prostate research could improve life quality for older men

Groundbreaking research under way in Tauranga could improve the quality of life for older men worldwide with a common condition.

New tool could make aspirin safer for preventing heart disease and stroke

Auckland researchers have developed a new tool that could make aspirin a safer and better-targeted preventative for heart disease and stroke.

Injuries, disease from bad housing costs New Zealand up to $164m a year

Poor housing is causing preventable injury and disease that is estimated to cost New Zealand up to $164 million a year in hospital admissions and accident compensation claims.

When to work out – research shows time of exercise can shift body clock

New research could spell good news for shift workers and those who suffer from jet lag.

New study of 23,000 teen cannabis smokers confirms link to later mental health problems

Cannabis use during adolescence is linked to an increased risk of depression and suicidal behaviour in young adulthood, a new study has found.

Vitamin C, cancer and infection: Q&A with Professor Margreet Vissers

As researchers prepare to meet in Auckland this week to discuss the potential role of Vitamin C in cancer and infection, Professor Margreet Vissers from the Centre for Free Radical Research, University of Otago answers questions about Vitamin C.

Vitamin C for cancer and infection – world experts in NZ to discuss latest...

This week doctors, scientists and the public will be given the opportunity to hear from the widest group of international researchers working in the field of vitamin C for cancer and infection ever gathered in New Zealand.

Researchers find bacterial differences in expressed breast milk and direct breast milk

Researchers have found differences between the bacteria found in breast milk and in expressed breast milk, raising questions for further research.

Vaping and traditional cigarettes: both damaging to the lungs, research says

Vaping of high concentration causes the same toxic damage to lung cells as traditional cigarettes, a new study has found.



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.