High suicide rate among elderly NZ men, targeted treatment needed – expert

For men, suicide rates spike around ages 15-25 and then slowly decline to age 65, when they start climbing again, peaking at 32 per 100,000 in men aged 85+.

Is rural domestic violence even worse than we thought?

Women who live rurally are more likely to experience domestic violence, says Rural Women New Zealand, but the true number may be even higher.

Self-testing cervical cancer screening could save Māori women’s lives

A new study shows that self-testing for cervical cancer prevention could have a positive impact on Māori women.

Additional community clinics in Northland for meningococcal vaccinations

Additional community clinics will be set up as part of stage two of the free meningococcal vaccination programme across Northland.

Starship children’s hospital in Auckland receives $9m in largest ever donation

A family of lifelike medical manikins that can cry and cough have pulled in the largest ever donation to Auckland's Starship national children's hospital - $9 million.

Housing costs linked to rise in Auckland abortions

Housing costs are being seen as a reason why women can't afford to have a family.

Cancer warning as delays hit gynaecology services: ‘Lives put at risk’

Women are waiting up to half a year for procedures to help rule out cancer - and a GP fears lives are at risk.

Mums matter: Postnatal trauma haunts years later

Ellen Chisholm is a mother who suffered a traumatic birth and was pressured to leave hospital less than three hours after giving birth and drive an hour north.

The sabre tooth tiger that’s still here – anxiety, masculinity and men’s health

Even men for whom middle age seems like a remote and abstract concept know that prostate cancer is something we’re all going to have to think about sooner or later, and while things like...

International Men’s Day – 10,000 mo’s and counting

International Men’s Day is held in the heart of Movember with more than 10,000 Kiwi Mo Bros and Mo Sisters signed up this year plus a Mensus survey to gain insight into men’s mental wellbeing.
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