Opinion: Jenesa Jeram – Super model needs a facelift

New Zealand Initiative Research Fellow Jenesa Jeram says we need to look carefully at our pension scheme.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – the importance of dermoscopy

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) discusses the advantages and importance of dermoscopy.

Opinion: Monina Hernandez – Migrant nurses can help solve Kiwi nursing shortage

Monina Hernandez, the president of the Filipino Nurses Association of New Zealand, argues that granting longer migrant nurse visas to Filipino nurses can help solve the nursing shortage.

Opinion: Murray Barclay – DHBs need more hospital specialists urgently

Professor Murray Barclay shares a recent experience of being an on-call hospital specialist with its many frustrating delays due to sluggish laptops, multiple e-health systems and short-staffing.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – the burgeoning field of quantum medicine

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) sparks discussion on a controversial field of medicine.

Opinion: Iain Rabbitts – Improving our drinking water supplies is taking too long

It should not be taking so long to improve our water supplies, argues Iain Rabbitts.

Response: Richard Whitney – Private sector not to blame for workforce issues

President of the Private Surgical Hospitals Association (NZPSHA), Richard Whitney, argues that workforce issues affect both public and private sectors.

Opinion: Mark Jones – Tudor Hart and health care inequities revisited

Dr Mark Jones reflects on another case of the people most in need of good health care being the least likely to get it. And argues Whānau Ora could be the way to overcome this.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – the increasing cancer burden

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says with 30-50% of New Zealanders expected to get cancer in their lifetime, there needs to be more public awareness of modifiable factors.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler on inflammation

In this week’s opinion piece, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says that inflammation should be treated with as many tools from nature as possible and conventional anti-inflammatories should be taken with caution.


Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – You are not a number

As we embrace the New Year, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says we should be celebrating our uniqueness and aim for a one-size-does-not-fit-all approach to your health.


Sponsored: Volunteers tackle diabetes in Papua New Guinea

Working with local health providers, Volunteer Service Abroad is tackling diabetes in Papua New Guinea.