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.

Fat vs carbs debate: scientists seek consensus

Whether we should we eating fewer carbs or less fat has been a hot health topic for years. A major review published this month in the journal ‘Science’ seeks to add more light than heat to the debate.

Turn off that screen – Kiwis warned of health risks of blue light

Too much blue light at night – from screens and artificial lights – may increase the risk of not only sleep problems but also obesity, depression and possibly cancer, says a just released report by the Royal Society Te Apārangi.

Unhealthy diet blamed for one-third of premature deaths

Less than half of one percent of the health budget goes into prevention measures, argues a new coalition formed to reduce the health damage of smoking, alcohol and unhealthy diets.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Nutrition is core to health

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says conventional medicine needs to continue to embrace the growing recognition of the role of food and nutrition in health.



Sponsored: Hydration – Why is it so important for older people?

A closer look at the risks of dehydration – particularly for older people – and what can be done to reduce these risks.