Kiwis prescribed more antibiotics than Europeans

New Zealand health professionals are being urged to think twice before prescribing antibiotics as WHO releases statistics showing Kiwis are prescribed 36 tonnes of antibiotics a year and more frequently than in Europe.

Turn off that screen – Kiwis warned of health risks of blue light

Too much blue light at night – from screens and artificial lights – may increase the risk of not only sleep problems but also obesity, depression and possibly cancer, says a just released report by the Royal Society Te Apārangi.

Youth mental health service wait times unacceptable

The Counsellors Association is calling for an end to the ‘ambulance at the bottom of the cliff’ approach and a greater focus on early therapeutic intervention instead.

Is ‘tech-sex’ changing Kiwis’ view of intimacy?

A series of free public events examining some of the emerging digital technology that could change sex and intimacy as we know it is being held across the country during NZ Psychology Week (November 12-18).

New Zealanders biggest consumers in favour of sugary drinks tax, poll reveals

New Zealand's biggest consumers of sugary drinks are leaning towards putting a tax on their fizz, a new poll has revealed.

‘Virtual’ rural medical school proposed

Otago and Auckland universities have proposed a school of rural health to address the shortage of health professionals across rural New Zealand.

Urgency required on rural health training

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network today said a decision on the training of rural health professionals was urgently needed to head-off a pending crisis in the rural health workforce.

Scholarship realises dream of helping kids with feeding difficulties

An Auckland child psychologist has received a financial boost to turn her dream of helping children with severe feeding difficulties. She spoke to Rebekah Fraser about her work with children and their families.

Parents urged to immunise children against meningococcal B

Meningococcal B can strike at any age, but children are most at risk. A vaccine is the only form of protection and is now available in New Zealand. By Rebekah Fraser.

New resource supports teaching school students about mental health

A new resource has been welcomed by those teaching school students about resilience, mental health, interpersonal skills and wellbeing.
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Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Sugar questions answered

With November being Diabetes Awareness Month, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says it’s perfect timing to answer two commonly asked questions about sugar.

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