Kiwi centenarians are less lonely and less depressed than their counterparts aged 65-99 years, has found a NZ study.
Despite New Zealand having the highest rate of melanoma skin cancer in the world, an alarming number of Kiwis are not being sun smart.
We all know about the importance of eating fruit and vegetables for a healthy body, but what about a healthy mind? Soumya Bhamidipati talks to University of Otago senior psychology lecturer Dr Tamlin Conner to discover the impact of vegetables and fruit on psychological wellbeing.
Prefer to prescribe a book then a pill? A list of suitable self-help books for young Kiwis has just been released by Books on Prescription.
Rheumatic fever vaccine research involving special ‘yoghurt’ and a whanau-led approach to healthy nutrition are amongst $4.3m worth of grants just announced by the Heart Foundation.
For many youths their body image is a major cause for concern leading some to say our young people are struggling to see their self worth, a survey has revealed.
A drug targeting at stopping insulin resistance has instead prevented mice from depositing and storing fat causing Australian researchers to think it may have potential as an anti-obesity drug.
Researchers are investigating whether time spent by children and pregnant women in our lush outdoors could prevent adverse health conditions in New Zealand children.
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.