Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Ways to reduce water retention

Water retention and bloating is something that many of us suffer from and there can be several reasons why. PMS, menopause, a diet that is high in sodium and dehydration can all cause water retention. Julia and Libby explore ways that water retention can be treated.

Going to a GP expensive for too many Kiwis, says report

The cost of going to a GP is a main factor in stopping people who need medical help from visiting a doctor.

Kiwi 4-year-olds resisting country’s rising tide of obesity

New Zealand's 4-year-olds appear to be resisting the rising tide of obesity - now considered an epidemic threatening to weigh down our health system.

Mumps spreads around country

As Auckland battles a mumps epidemic, a case has now been reported at the top of the South Island.

Expert: Addressing supply just one area of tackling synthetic drug abuse

Addressing supply is just one issue in a multi-pronged approach required to tackle synthetic drug abuse.

Alcohol-related ED patients down but not out, shows weekend’s survey

The annual snapshot survey of how many alcohol-related patients are cluttering emergency departments in the Christmas party season showed a return to the ‘baseline’ after last year’s very high ‘blip’.

Far North youngsters choose water first after successful campaign

Far North tamariki look set to continue reaping the benefits of making water the best choice of drink for the rest of their lives, according to the New Zealand Dental Association.

Goodbye tax cuts but Labour’s families package expected to halve child poverty

Labour's Families Package will kick in from July next year and is forecast to almost halve the number of children living in poverty.

Funding expanded for breast cancer treatment

Post-menopausal women with early breast cancer will soon get subsidised access to an important treatment drug.

Man Flu: don’t blame your man – it’s ‘evolution’ not wimpishness

“Man flu’ victims lying on the sofa, clutching TV remotes and demanding tissues and hot drinks may have its origins in evolution, suggests an article in the Christmas issue of The BMJ.


Midwifery in ‘crisis’ with pregnant women unable to find lead maternity...

Midwives have appealed to the Government to urgently deal with a "crisis" in their sector, as they say pregnant women are struggling to get maternity care.