Vaping and traditional cigarettes: both damaging to the lungs, research says

Vaping of high concentration causes the same toxic damage to lung cells as traditional cigarettes, a new study has found.

Age-related treatment needed to reduce alarming elderly self-harm statistics

Ruby Harfield investigates a push for more accessible and affordable care to reduce alarming self-harm statistics in older people.

‘Urgent action is needed’: A third of severe illnesses in pregnant women were potentially...

About a third of pregnant women admitted to intensive care units and high dependency units in New Zealand had potentially preventable severe illnesses.

Vaping nearly twice as effective for getting smokers to quit, study shows

Vaping is nearly twice as effective for getting smokers to quit than traditional methods, a new study has found.

Israeli scientists claim cancer cure just a year away

Cancer could be cured within a year, according to a researchers claim.

Stroke recovery: Dunedin neuroscientist’s world-first discovery

A Dunedin neuroscientist has discovered a new way to help people recover from stroke, by implanting an electrode into the undamaged side of the brain.

Popular fertility treatment has no benefits, study finds

An extra fertility treatment previously touted to save women the misery of miscarriages actually has no benefit at all, researchers say.

Self-testing cervical cancer screening could save Māori women’s lives

A new study shows that self-testing for cervical cancer prevention could have a positive impact on Māori women.

Are you a super pooper?

Fecal transplants could be used to treat intestinal disorders like inflammatory bowel disease – and perhaps even help prevent Alzheimer’s and cancer – if we can unlock the secrets of the gut-rejuvenating “super donor”, say researchers.

Toddlers and technology – study confirms the effects of too much screen-time

The findings of a New Zealand study confirm that parents should crack-down on screen-time for their little ones.


Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Why more and more younger people...

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) talks about why she is seeing an epidemic of younger and younger people with fatigue and an inability to cope with life.


Sponsored: Volunteers tackle diabetes in Papua New Guinea

Working with local health providers, Volunteer Service Abroad is tackling diabetes in Papua New Guinea.