Hospitals are delaying cutting premature babies' umbilical cords by a minute after a study found it improved their chance of survival by 30 per cent.
In a timely article University of Otago public health researchers have proposed a framework for a radical reshaping of trade deal negotiations which puts health first before business interests.
Children growing up in disadvantaged homes are more likely to need anti-psychotic medication, new research has found.
The motivation of a think tank’s report promoting alternative tobacco products to reduce smoking harm while ‘dismissing’ public health steps is being questioned by tobacco-free researchers.
A major review of studies involving 73,000 women worldwide shows the HPV vaccine was both effective and safe at protecting women against pre-cancerous cervical lesions.
Blatant racism from health care workers, combined with poor housing, are a big part of why acute rheumatic fever still exists researcher Dr Anneka Anderson tells journalist Jody Hopkinson.
Nearly half of people who need a new kidney chose not to ask family or friends to donate one of theirs, preferring to wait for someone to offer, a new study has found.
Nearly one in five patients on a common statin are also prescribed contraindicated drugs that could increase the risk of side effects, a New Zealand study has found.
A study finding midwives have lower confidence in vaccine safety is “concerning” says researchers – but the College of Midwives says the sample is too small, and immunisation rates too high, to make such claims.
An increasing number of Auckland children under 15 are being admitted with type 2 diabetes, a study released today shows.