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