Anti-obesity programme slammed as ‘political window-dressing’

A new Budget programme will fund 15 health promotion officers to promote healthy diet and 110 physical activity advisers in schools.

Headphones and smartphones causing alarming rates of hearing loss in New Zealand kids

Kiwi kids are suffering hearing loss at alarming rates as they spend hours listening to loud music on headphones.

Budget 2019: $12m for rheumatic fever

The Government's putting $12 million into combating rheumatic fever.

Cat, horse, cow allergens found in primary school classrooms

Cats and farm animals are making their presence felt in classrooms, with allergens rubbing off children’s clothes and on to classroom carpets, researchers have found.

Working as one whānau for the success of Māori trainees

Careerforce te toi pūkenga, Access Community Health, Idea Services, and Oceania Healthcare recently celebrated the signing of Te Tiriti o te Whanaungatanga.

Measles outbreak: Number of people who have contracted virus reaches 135

Another 20 New Zealanders have contracted measles in the last week, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 135 so far this year.

Shouting to be heard: the worrying effects of noise in early childhood education services

Susan Bates raises concerns about the potentially damaging effects of the high noise levels in many early childhood education centres in New Zealand and asks: what is being done about it?

Report opens eyes to concerns over child myopia

New child myopia report highlights looming public health crisis for New Zealand children.

Two-thirds of parents say lack of time to eat well impacts their emotional and...

Nearly three quarters - 73 per cent - of all parents surveyed opt for takeaways either once or twice a week.

Home visits expand Tū Mahi workplace wellness programme

A project to expand Gisborne-based Turanga Health’s workplace wellness programme with follow up home visits is ensuring at-risk clients have access to wrap-around services.


More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.


Sponsored: Why the mitochondria are becoming the next big health topic

Health consumers are increasingly aware of the importance of cellular dysfunction when it comes to healthy aging and managing health issues