Opinion: Anna Reeve – ‘Men are not talking about their problems’

Men don't talk about their mental health or their problem enough writes Anna Reeve

Opinion: Bryan Gould – Health care an ongoing battle against ills of poverty

Battling poverty brings huge benefits to the whole community writes Bryan Gould

John Loof: Daffodil Day says we could be the healthiest place on the planet

New Zealand is not the healthiest country in the world but we could be if we wanted to be.

Opinion: Mark Jones – An inflammatory claim about NPs and GPs revisited

A new primary health model is needed that makes the most of both GPs’ and NPs’ skills, argues former Chief Nurse Dr Mark Jones.

Chlöe Swarbrick: There’s a responsibility to be frank and real about mental health

I see my psychologist regularly. I have a history of anxiety and depression. I'm the one-in-six New Zealand adults who has been diagnosed with a "common mental disorder" at some point in their lives.

Shereen Moloney: Let’s rethink dementia approach

"On my good days, I can almost pass for a normal person. On my bad days, I feel like I can't find myself ... I don't know who I am and what I am going to lose next," says Alice Howland in the film Still Alice (2014).

Barry Soper: Greg Boyed and the silent disease of depression

There's nothing that stops you in your tracks like when you hear that someone you knew as a healthy, successful individual has suddenly died.

Grant McLachlan: Fragmented social services are not helping us well

The biggest problem with our health and welfare systems is that we have so many of them.

Kyle MacDonald: Why gay conversion therapy should be banned

Last week two petitions with a total of over 20,000 signatures were presented to the Government calling for "gay conversion therapy" to be made illegal.

Opinion: Mark Jones – Now for the honest conversation…

Former chief nurse Dr Mark Jones believes with the DHB NZNO deal settled it’s now time for an honest conversation about how many nurses we need as a country and how much we are ready to spend.


Death: the symptoms of dying

How much do many of us actually know about the act of dying? In the first of Health Central’s special focus on death and dying – The Death Series – FIONA CASSIE talks to palliative care specialist Brian Ensor about the symptoms of dying.


Remote radiology service offers treatment for waiting lists

A virtual radiology service being set up by SEQURE Health could double the capacity of District Health Boards to read X-rays, CT Scans, MRI...