Number of obese Kiwis predicted to nearly double in 20 years, say reseachers

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.

NZ beverage industry to consider sugar reduction target

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.

Youth mental health – what does wellbeing mean to young Kiwis?

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.

Is plant medicine really that effective?

Traditional plant medicines have a rich history of being effectively used over 2,500 years.

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.
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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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