Kiwi study could aid new weapon against cancer

Kiwi scientists have used high-resolution images to reveal how an anti-cancer virus interacts with tumour cells, increasing its potential to save lives.

Increasing alcohol tax could save 110 Kiwi lives, claims study

Bringing New Zealand alcohol tax rates in line with the UK and Australia could save 110 lives through fewer road deaths and save the country millions, says a just published study.

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.

Type 1 diabetes study probes babies’ gut bugs

Scientists have explored how bacteria within the bellies of babies and toddlers might contribute to the development of type 1 diabetes.

GPs and nurses kind but follow-up middling – patient experience survey

Patients overwhelmingly report their GP or nurse is kind and respectful in a new national quarterly survey of general practice patients – but not so great at follow-up.

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.

Kiwi study checks out benefits and risks of aspirin for heart disease

A new study confirms benefits of prescribing aspirin for people at high risk of a heart attack outweighs risks of bleeding – but caution needed when prescribing to people in their 60s.

Virtual heart model shedding light on new treatments

A virtual heart model developed by Auckland researchers is being used to improve atrial fibrillation treatment beyond the current ‘one-size-fits-all’ option often used.

Kiwis research smoke-damaged teeth of Irish Famine victims

Pipe-smoking not a potato diet contributed to the badly rotten teeth of victims of the Great Irish Famine discovered in an unmarked grave, believe Kiwi and Irish researchers.

Seven health winners at 2018 Research Honours Aotearoa

A virtual patient developer, fertility researcher and a kaupapa Māori health research group are amongst the seven health winners honoured at the 2018 Research Honours Aotearoa awards.


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.