New research hopes to prevent hundreds of children living with perthes disease from suffering chronic pain.
Rheumatic fever vaccine research involving special ‘yoghurt’ and a whanau-led approach to healthy nutrition are amongst $4.3m worth of grants just announced by the Heart Foundation.
A world-first study reveals that over-medication increases the likelihood of older people falling and injuring themselves, which can lead to premature death.
Even drinking small amounts of alcohol during pregnancy can impact on a child’s temperament, according to the latest research from the longitudinal Growing Up in New Zealand study.
A new global report on physical activity shows the world’s richest countries are becoming increasingly inactive – and New Zealanders are the third ‘laziest’ of the rich Western nations.
Hundreds of older Kiwis were part of a major international study that's found it is safest for older heart patients to have less rather than more blood transfused.
Five-year-olds given a sleep intervention as infants were less likely to be obese than children whose families were just encouraged to eat well and be active, an Otago study has found.
Despite claims the millennial generation is a health-conscious bunch easing up on the drink, a University of Otago academic has found when it comes to Kiwi students, that's not the case.
Clinicians listening and acknowledging a patient’s chronic pain can help them self-manage the pain, while feeling disbelieved can hinder them, found a recent Kiwi research review.
Research into epigenetic therapies – including vitamin C – to see whether they can reverse the ‘switches’ in cancer cells, has been given a boost with a Christchurch scientist winning a $30,000 cancer research fellowship.