Based on new analysis the number of New Zealanders who are obese will nearly double from 1.1 million in 2015 to 2 million in twenty years’ time – with major health impacts if public health action is not taken.
A move to reduce the amount of sugar across Australia's beverage industry is being welcomed by health and obesity experts and will be considered in New Zealand.
Improving youth mental health is an increasing priority of policymakers, researchers and politicians. Jody Hopkinson reports on a research project looking at what wellbeing means to youth.
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.
Removing the taboos surrounding menstruation and ensuring hygiene issues don’t stop girls attending school are the aim of Menstrual Hygiene Day.
An increasing number of Auckland children under 15 are being admitted with type 2 diabetes, a study released today shows.
A rise in syphilis cases has prompted renewed calls for people to practise safe sex, including the use of condoms.
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.