Research by scientists from the Institute of Environmental Science and Research backs the importance of influenza shots during pregnancy after finding pregnant women with the flu are three to five times more likely to end up in hospital.
A world-first study aims to reveal the health benefits that conventionally-born babies may get in early life - and which babies born by Caesarean-section miss out on.
Smoking among young teen students appears close to being stubbed out, a new survey suggests.
The survey also found 21 per cent of consumers felt their doctor had recommended a test or treatment that wasn't necessary.
Pregnant women can now rest easier – on their side. A University of Auckland-led international study published today provides the strongest evidence yet that by going to sleep on either side in the last three months of pregnancy, women can more than halve their risk of stillbirth.
Racism, inflexibility and disconnects with youth are undermining the delivery of potentially life-saving follow-up treatments to people who have had rheumatic fever, a new study has found.
Researchers are leading an innovative project that uses spatial technologies such as 3D mapping to analyse subtle facial features in children in order to help identify underlying medical conditions such as rare diseases.
Glow-in-the-dark zebrafish in a lab are overturning 100 years of medical thought about a vital bodily system, opening the door to future possible therapies for a painful chronic disorder, and to a better understanding of how cancer spreads.