Study: Sugar in drinks more dangerous than in food

Sugary drinks are more dangerous than high-sugar foods and are each year causing an estimated 184,000 early deaths across the globe, a new Kiwi study finds.

Drug researcher says MDMA shouldn’t be included in wastewater testing

An independent drug researcher says the Police should stop including MDMA in wastewater testing and should instead focus on "other opioids".

Scientists discover new kind of Alzheimer’s affecting thousands

Scientists have made a crucial discovery in treating dementia.

Breakthrough epilepsy finding could help kids around the world

A breakthrough discovery could transform treatment for what is the most common neurological emergency in children seen by hospitals.

“Less beer and bacon, more brown bread” – new bowel cancer research

"Think less beer and bacon, more bran and brown bread.” That was the message from the lead author of a major new study, released today, that shows that people who eat moderate amounts of red and processed meat are still at increased risk of bowel cancer.

Mushrooms and memory: the new research

Researchers from the National University of Singapore have discovered that eating mushrooms two or more times a week lowers the chances of mild cognitive impairment, for the people participating in a recent study.

Two-thirds of GPs quizzed about medicinal cannabis

Kiwis haven't been shy about asking their doctors and pharmacists about medicinal cannabis, a new survey shows.

Toothache for northern kids

A new study has found that about two thirds of pre-school aged children have tooth decay in northern New Zealand, and experts warn this is not surprising.

ESR research backs importance of flu shots during pregnancy

Research by scientists from the Institute of Environmental Science and Research backs the importance of influenza shots during pregnancy after finding pregnant women with the flu are three to five times more likely to end up in hospital.

Breakthrough NZ research: How C-section babies may miss health benefits

A world-first study aims to reveal the health benefits that conventionally-born babies may get in early life - and which babies born by Caesarean-section miss out on.


More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.


Sponsored: Why the mitochondria are becoming the next big health topic

Health consumers are increasingly aware of the importance of cellular dysfunction when it comes to healthy aging and managing health issues