Saturday, September 21, 2019

New Zealand lacking best treatment options for blood cancer patients, warns Myeloma NZ

Kiwis diagnosed with the country's most common form of blood cancer are being put at unnecessary risk because they are not getting access to the best treatment options available, a support group warns. Myeloma New...

Sugary drink taxes reduce consumption, major review shows

Researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington, combined evidence from settings where a sugary drinks’ tax had been applied and evaluated it into a meta-analysis. Studies included four cities in the US: Cleveland, Ohio;...

Survey: Children’s sleep is Kiwi parents’ biggest concern

A new State of the Nation Parenting Survey carried out by health insurer nib, in partnership with Nielsen, showed that among the 1,200 respondents, issues around quality of sleep were most commonly cited as the...


More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.


“There for me every step of the way”

“Lucky” is not an adjective many people would choose after going through what Barbara Bew experienced.  Yet despite enduring a terrifying domestic assault after...