Predator-free campaign will benefit human health

The Predator Free 2050 campaign to rid New Zealand of rats and possums will have major benefits for human health as well as for native plants and animals, says public health researcher Dr Mary...

Ibuprofen can affect men’s fertility

New research has found that the prolonged use of ibuprofen could affect men’s fertility.

Shade shortage highlights need to ‘slip, slop, slap and wrap’

New research shows a shortage of shade in Wellington playgrounds, making it more important than ever to ‘slip, slop, slap and wrap’ this summer.

Pioneering NZ study to aid war on rheumatic fever

A first-of-its-kind study could lead to better treatment for a cruel disease affecting kids in our poorest, most over-crowded homes.

Kids to wear cameras in University of Auckland study of ‘healthy’ marketing

Portable cameras have revealed how our kids are exposed to junk food advertisements nearly 30 times each day, fuelling concerns over how marketing might be contributing to New Zealand's childhood obesity epidemic.

ED doctor hoping departments not jammed with drunkards this weekend

An improvement on last year’s “dismal” performance is hoped for when the annual snapshot survey of how many alcohol-related patients are in EDs is repeated this weekend.

New Zealand researchers developing non-addictive alternative to opioids as an anaesthetic

Kiwi researchers developing a new anaesthetic as an alternative to highly-addictive opioids have been given an $8 million boost.

NZ-led study offers hope against Huntington’s

A team led by New Zealand scientists think they've found a vital clue to developing the first treatment for Huntington's Disease.

Research into post-breast cancer surgery pain

Research into why some women suffer long-term pain after breast cancer surgery and others not, is to be undertaken by an Auckland anaesthetist.

Pollution wipes out benefits of exercise, study suggests

Pollution wipes out the benefits of walking, a new study suggests. Researchers from Imperial College London found that the toxic air in built-up city centres prevents the positive effects on the lungs and heart which are usually gained from exercise.


Urgent action called for at ADHB’s maternity wards

Urgent talks to find short-term solutions to the pressure on staff at National Women’s Health services are being called for by the New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation.