Water in, fizz out for November

The Dental Association and the Health Minister are backing the annual Switch to Water challenge but are taking a different spin on the state of children’s oral health.

Today’s kids have more allergies

Allergies are on the rise and scientists have been trying to figure out the reasons behind this spike in recent years.

One-third of Kiwi women forced to miss school and work because of period poverty

A new survey has found one-third of Kiwi girls are forced to skip school or work when they have their period because they can't afford sanitary products.

Syphilis epidemic to be tracked with new system

A beefed-up notification system is being rolled out to track a syphilis epidemic that has claimed the lives of babies.

1500 decayed teeth pulled out of Bay of Plenty kids last year

Approximately 1500 rotten teeth were pulled from the mouths of Bay children last year.

Eating wholegrains reduces risk of heart disease by up to 30 per cent, new...

Eating wholegrain foods can reduce risk of heart disease by up to 30 per cent, a new study has found.

Whooping cough outbreak hits Tauranga

Tauranga is caught in the grip of a whooping cough outbreak which has already doubled last year's numbers.

Myth that drinking milk boosts phlegm when sick

Health professionals need to rebut the myth that drinking milk boosts phlegm and worsens the common cold to asthma, says a UK expert.

Kiwis amongst world’s most inactive adults, finds global study

A new global report on physical activity shows the world’s richest countries are becoming increasingly inactive – and New Zealanders are the third ‘laziest’ of the rich Western nations.

Preventing and managing blood clots in pregnancy

Every year in New Zealand around 4,000 people develop a blood clot in a vein. This article looks at venous thromboembolism – in particular why pregnancy puts women at increased risk – and how to help prevent, diagnose and treat pregnancy-associated venous blood clots.


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.


Sponsored: Empathy, culture and kindness – the quest for healthier communities

It’s going to take a groundswell of change to inject the empathy and values-based leadership that is so desperately needed in society. Jude Barback talks to Anah Aikman, the founder of Changing Lenses, about how we can achieve this change in our communities.