Adventure education that puts troubled youth in situations needing resilience and teamwork, could have spin-offs for youth with anxiety and depression, suggests an Otago study.
Psychogeriatric day hospitals should be more widespread than they currently are, say Canterbury District Health Board experts running the only hospital of its kind in the country.
Prescriptions of drugs designed to treat serious psychological conditions like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are on the rise in New Zealand – despite no evidence of increases in psychosis – and the highest users are European women being aged 65 and over.
Using the ‘c-word’ for some low risk conditions prompts patients to seek surgery for tumours that are very unlikely to harm them, says an analysis published today in the BMJ.
For chronic conditions nurses “probably achieve equal or better health outcomes” for patients then doctors, a major international research review has concluded.
Female cosmetic genital surgery has been a growing field since the mid-to-late nineties. Dr Hera Cook discusses this emerging practice, particularly in relation to the history of women’s attitudes towards their genitals. By Soumya Bhamidipati.
Cutting back on a high-meat diet could be good for the planet and good for ourselves, a major international scientific review suggests.
Thousands of lives could be saved with ground-breaking New Zealand research that has paved the way for a long-term flu vaccine.
The quicker that rest homes and early childhood centres report gastro bugs to public health services the smaller and shorter the outbreak, a research study has found.