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.

What food and drinks can help to prevent cramp on game day?

What you eat and drink is crucial to remaining fit and excelling in sporting events and one aspect that can be detrimental to you performing well on a game day is the possibility of receiving cramp. This article, written by Jamie Costello, provides further detail on how you can adjust your diet to help prevent cramps.

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.


More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.


Sponsored: Why the mitochondria are becoming the next big health topic

Health consumers are increasingly aware of the importance of cellular dysfunction when it comes to healthy aging and managing health issues