Alarming levels of ED violence now normalised and shrugged off, finds NZ study

Emergency Department (ED) workers are exposed to such frequent and high levels of violence, that being on the receiving end of death threats, offensive sexual abuse and hitting, go unreported and are simply accepted as part of the job, a new study has found. By Rachel Helyer Donaldson.

Taboos and inadequate toilets focus of Menstrual Hygiene Day

Removing the taboos surrounding menstruation and ensuring hygiene issues don’t stop girls attending school are the aim of Menstrual Hygiene Day.

Families shocked by increasing rates of type 2 diabetes in children

An increasing number of Auckland children under 15 are being admitted with type 2 diabetes, a study released today shows.

Rise in syphilis cases prompts public health message

A rise in syphilis cases has prompted renewed calls for people to practise safe sex, including the use of condoms.

Tool to help employers track staff sleep and exercise

Employers may be able to measure how well rested or stressed out their staff are under a new corporate wellness programme set to be rolled out by health insurer Southern Cross.

Finding your motivation – key to stop smoking

Invercargill stop smoking coaches say quitting is about finding one’s motivation.

Is exercise pointless?

Frances Cook talks to Claire Badenhorst, lecturer in exercise and sport science from Massey University to discuss whether exercise makes you hungrier, if that's a problem, and which types of exercise are better than others.

‘Wrong CPR is better than none at all’: St John calls for public to...

Fewer than one in six people survived cardiac arrests that happened outside hospitals last year, the latest figures from St John show.

Why you need B vitamins

B vitamins are crucial for optimal health, energy, handling stress, liver detoxification, and mood balance. These water soluble vitamins work as a team to promote healthy nerves, skin, eyes and hair, yet deficiencies are very common. Find out why each one does and why it’s so important.

Caution over lemon water use and dental health

Drinking warm lemon water in the mornings has been promoted as a way to help digestion. But doing so without taking precautions around dental health could leave a sour taste in the mouth.
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THE DEATH SERIES

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.

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