Gas stoves linked to childhood asthma

Damp housing and gas stoves have been associated with about 20 per cent of childhood asthma burden in a study across the Tasman.

Junk food companies targeting kids online, finds study

Kiwi adolescents are frequently exposed to marketing of unhealthy food choices online, according to a University of Auckland study.

Carb lovers gene linked to lower body fat

The same gene that makes you want to eat carbohydrates and drink alcohol, also changes your body shape while lowering your overall body fat, says research released today.

NZ researchers restore fertility to mice with polycystic ovary syndrome

Women who struggle to have children due to polycystic ovary syndrome may in future be able to regain fertility by rewiring their brains, new research suggests.

Kiwi breakthrough could help fight disease, climate change

New proteins created by Kiwi scientists have been dubbed "a huge step forward" that could help combat everything from disease to climate change.

Analysis challenges belief that painkillers worsen inflammatory bowel disease

A research review has found little data to support the common recommendation that patients with inflammatory bowel disease should avoid aspirin and ibuprofen.

Childhood asthma and illness strongly linked to adult lung disease

Up to three-quarters of chronic lung disease in adulthood may be linked back to childhood risk factors like asthma, bronchitis, and parents smoking, according to a major Australian study published today.

Doctor pushing for research into treating children with medicinal cannabis

An Australian doctor says medicinal cannabis could be a treatment for kids with severe autism and intellectual disabilities.

Not all ‘e-cig’ flavours created equal

Those smoking e-cigarettes thinking they are the healthier alternative to tobacco cigarettes may need to look closely at their e-cigarette flavours, says a recently released research study.

Night shift research confirms larks and owls

Research into shift-working doctors’ and nurses’ body clock response to light exposure highlights that there’s likely no ‘one size fits all’ answer to shift-work sleep disruption.


Anzac Day marks Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital’s 90th anniversary

Today marks the 90th anniversary of the opening of Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, the country's sole soldiers' memorial hospital.