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.

Shift work can affect pregnancies

New research shows that shift work for mothers is associated with reduced fetal growth and longer pregnancies.

What does the EAT-Lancet report mean for New Zealand?

New Zealand organisations and experts respond to the major new report advocating a ‘planetary health diet’.

More tests don’t always equal better care

Just because tests and treatments are available doesn’t mean we should always use them, claims the Council of Medical Colleges.

New plant-focused diet could transform planet’s future

A new ‘planetary health diet’ would prevent millions of deaths a year and avoid climate change, says a new report published in The Lancet.

1200 Northlanders turned to Quitline last year; New Year numbers up nationally

More than 1000 Northland smokers turned to Quitline for help to give up smoking in the past year.

Summer injuries have cost ACC $3.4 billion over five years

Sunburn, bug stings, trips and falls, and run-ins with the barbie hotplate cost hundreds of millions of dollars in injury expenditure each summer.

EY report into impact of tobacco excise on smoking rates released

Increasing the price of tobacco continues to be the single most effective tool for reducing tobacco use, an evaluation on the impact of excise increases says.

The dangers of not getting enough sleep

A sleep expert says 30 per cent of people get less than six hours of sleep per night and that is having a huge impact on our health and productivity. 

Bullying one of NZ’s biggest workplace issues – psychologist

A psychologist says bullying is one of the biggest workplace issues she deals.


Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Why more and more younger people...

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) talks about why she is seeing an epidemic of younger and younger people with fatigue and an inability to cope with life.


Sponsored: Volunteers tackle diabetes in Papua New Guinea

Working with local health providers, Volunteer Service Abroad is tackling diabetes in Papua New Guinea.