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Self care

Study links body clock to obesity and diabetes

Does skipping a meal at particular times of day reduce your chances of developing obesity or diabetes? Are the street lights outside affecting your health? Research...

How to prevent the spread of colds and flu

As the weather cools down, winter illnesses tend to ramp up. Rebekah Fraser spoke to an infection control nursing expert about how the spread...

Faye Flam: Healthy living can’t prevent cancer

Comment: Recent news that random bad luck plays a big role in cancer has been misinterpreted as bad news, when it's actually very useful in...

Beyond the free fruit and yoga: what does wellbeing in the...

The modern workplace is brimming with wellbeing initiatives, but unless these are underpinned by a culture that truly values and looks after its employees, these initiatives won’t benefit businesses in the way they hoped. By Jude Barback.

New research into how shift work is bad for your health

Nanogirl, the science educator Michelle Dickinson, looks at recent research on how shift work affects the gut and health of shift workers.

New Zealand hospital staff abused daily: ‘It’s time to talk’

Hospital staff nationwide are being abused daily with reports of death threats, nurses being punched in the face and wrists being broken.

DR WELLNESS

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.

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