The importance of iron

The mineral that helps to keep our immune system strong throughout cold and flu season, and is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body.

South Island women unable to access long term treatment for alcohol addiction

South Island women are currently unable to access any long term programmes to help them with their alcohol addictions.

The benefits of Magnesium

Magnesium is an incredible mineral with a very long list of benefits to the human body.

Just listen and show you care: Mike King’s advice

Comedian and mental health advocate Mike King says teachers play a more important role than they imagine when it comes to their students’ wellbeing.

Sugar tax and water-only pledge

Political parties were grilled about their stance on a sugar tax at a conference run yesterday by advocacy group Fighting Sugary in Soft Drinks (FIZZ), the New Zealand Herald reports.  At the one day conference the New Zealand soft drink manufacturing body also unveiled its pledge for all members to only sell bottled water to primary and intermediate schools.

Sugar labelled the new tobacco

Sugar has been labelled the "new tobacco" by scientists concerned by just how much of it we are now consuming, reports the New Zealand Herald in the lead-up to today's FIZZ symposium  in Auckland.

Health Navigator App of the month: FoodSwitch

FoodSwitch - Health Navigator review of a NZ-developed nutrition app that helps people find out more about the food products available on their local supermarket shelf. 

Exercise is the key to healthy ageing

Experts say regular exercise is a golden ticket for those who strive for independence in their later years.

Food for thought: can nutrients nurture better mental health?

When people are suffering from a mental illness, eating healthily often falls by the wayside. But what if nutritional deficiencies are a contributing cause in the first place? Nursing Review talks to psychology professor Julia Rucklidge about the links between nutrition and mental illness.

Childhood obesity: empathy not judgement

Nursing Review reports that nurses need to put away their own prejudices or guilt about weight and start conversations that will help families find a healthy way forward.
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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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Remote radiology service offers treatment for waiting lists

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