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.
Schools around the country should operate under a national health food policy to combat diet-related diseases, Otago researchers say.
Hayfever sufferers be warned: spring is expected to warm and dry, meaning more outbreaks of sneezing and wheezing more much of the population.
The legacy left behind by Rotorua's Talei Morrison will be honoured on the anniversary of her cervical cancer diagnosis, reports the Rotorua Post.
Adventure education that puts troubled youth in situations needing resilience and teamwork, could have spin-offs for youth with anxiety and depression, suggests an Otago study.
It's peak flu season. You're cold, rugged up and squashed on public transport or in the lift at work. You hear a hacking cough, or feel the droplets of a sneeze land on your neck. Will this turn into your third cold this year?
A two-year trial led by scientists at Columbia University in New York suggests the little blue Viagra pills could stop age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, in its tracks.
For chronic conditions nurses “probably achieve equal or better health outcomes” for patients then doctors, a major international research review has concluded.
Kiwi babies will again be safe from the life-threatening complications associated with severe forms of tuberculosis with a new supply of the vaccine available for the first time in more than two years.