Scientists accidentally discover potential treatment for obesity

The accidental creation of a mouse that doesn't get fat on a high-fat diet has opened up the potential that a drug already being used by humans may have a similar effect.

Mindful eating better than dieting, says hypnotherapist

Mindful eating tips for responding to cravings and emotional eating are shared by a hypnotherapist.

The star-endorsed diet that might be making you sick

It's a fashionable diet, endorsed by a range of A-list celebrities including Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Halle Berry, Gwyneth Paltrow and Megan Fox.

Psychologist explains: How food changes your mood

Your gut is literally teaming with trillions of bacteria which help with digesting your food and keeping your immune system healthy.

Your health: How does plant medicine impact breastfeeding?

Plant medicine is proven to positively impact on many aspects of life and the start of life is no exception.

How to add 10 healthy years to your life

When it comes to exercising one of the most common questions asked is, "Am I doing enough?"

Why your daily commute could be doing you serious harm

We already know the daily commute can be dirty.

The hidden dangers lurking in your bowl of cereal

Your morning bowl of cornflakes may be sending your blood sugar into the stratosphere, new research suggests.

Susie Burrell: The foods all dietitians eat regularly

Despite the fact that there are literally hundreds of diets out there which all prescribe different approaches, there are a handful of foods that most of these regimes agree are some of the best foods nutritionally that we can eat.

Four-day workshop brings addiction support to Raetihi

A team of 20 drug and alcohol rehabilitation experts – including former addicts – is bringing an intensive four-day addiction workshop to Raetihi.


Death: the symptoms of dying

How much do many of us actually know about the act of dying? In the first of Health Central’s special focus on death and dying – The Death Series – FIONA CASSIE talks to palliative care specialist Brian Ensor about the symptoms of dying.


Remote radiology service offers treatment for waiting lists

A virtual radiology service being set up by SEQURE Health could double the capacity of District Health Boards to read X-rays, CT Scans, MRI...