Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Treat drug use as a health problem: NZ Drug Foundation study

Treating drug use as a health issue and investing more money in treatment and harm reduction will more than pay for itself, a new report says.

Virtual John Kirwan will tackle mental health issues in the workplace

For staff of three New Zealand companies, the answer to workplace stress could soon be to consult a virtual Sir John Kirwan.

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.

Exercise in childhood can reverse negative effects of father’s obesity

According to new research, exercise in childhood promotes long-lasting health and can counteract the risk of developing diabetes that comes from having an obese father.

Warning to be on high alert for symptoms of potentially deadly meningococcal disease

Doctors, emergency departments and the general public are being urged to be on high alert after an increase in the number of people contracting the potentially deadly meningococcal disease.

More than 1000 midwives vote to strike

More than 1100 DHB-employed midwives have voted overwhelmingly to reject the DHBs' pay offer and go on strike.

Women of health: first surgeon

Jean Sandel, the first New Zealand woman to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons often operated standing on a wooden box so her tall male assistants didn’t have to stoop.

Abortion law needs to catch up with real life

The Labour Party wants to remove abortion from the criminal law and treat it as a health matter.

Workplace literacy and numeracy unlocks employee potential

A literacy and numeracy workplace programme at has increased trust, collaboration and efficiency at Lifewise.

Boosting calories for ICU patients doesn’t aid recovery, finds NZ study

Boosting the calorie intake for ICU patients does not improve survival rate, a major randomised study in New Zealand and Australasian intensive care units has found.


Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Sugar questions answered

With November being Diabetes Awareness Month, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says it’s perfect timing to answer two commonly asked questions about sugar.


Sponsored: Empathy, culture and kindness – the quest for healthier communities

It’s going to take a groundswell of change to inject the empathy and values-based leadership that is so desperately needed in society. Jude Barback talks to Anah Aikman, the founder of Changing Lenses, about how we can achieve this change in our communities.