Centenarians happier than octogenarians, finds NZ study

Kiwi centenarians are less lonely and less depressed than their counterparts aged 65-99 years, has found a NZ study.

Alarming number of Kiwis failing to slip, slop and slap, study finds

Despite New Zealand having the highest rate of melanoma skin cancer in the world, an alarming number of Kiwis are not being sun smart.

Eating your feelings: fruit and vegetable consumption linked to better mental health

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.

Prescriptive reading – books to help youth feel better

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.

Eat well, age well

According to a 2017 survey from the International Council on Active Ageing, 27 per cent of men and women over 50 wished they'd eaten healthier in their younger years.

Potential rheumatic fever vaccine amongst latest Heart Foundation research grants

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.

Body image a top concern for youths, new ActionStation survey shows

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.

Australian researchers create drug with anti-obesity potential

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 probing link between ‘nature time’ and adverse health conditions in kids

Researchers are investigating whether time spent by children and pregnant women in our lush outdoors could prevent adverse health conditions in New Zealand children.

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.
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Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Sugar questions answered

With November being Diabetes Awareness Month, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says it’s perfect timing to answer two commonly asked questions about sugar.

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