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Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Is it possible to have a healthy BBQ?

While BBQ season may seem a long way off, preparation is key to achieve a safe BBQ.  It is also timely to bring up memories of warmer days with the recent cold snap.  The...

World-first insulin technology will provide better diabetes care

Distinguished Professor Geoff Chase from the University of Canterbury (UC) College of Engineering, is working on world-first insulin sensor technology to enable ‘right now’ measurement for those managing type 2 diabetes. The development of insulin...

Research looks to improve neonatal care experiences for Māori

Research led by Victoria University of Wellington academics that aims to improve the care provided to Māori families in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) has had a Health Research Council funding boost. “Most participants in...

New abortion laws attract mixed reactions

Under the proposed new laws announced today by Justice Minister Andrew Little, abortion would be removed from the Crimes Act and overseen by the Ministry of Health. Under the proposed legislation, there would be a...

Bouncing back after baby

Nutritionist and new mum Kate Walker says good nutrition and exercise is vital for the physical, emotional and mental health of mothers with young babies.

‘Happy Meal’ healthcare: 200 drive-through mobile medical clinics by 2020

Hundreds of drive-through mobile medical clinics are planned by 2020 in an ambitious bid to make healthcare "as accessible as Uber". It's the goal of Auckland University of Technology Māori entrepreneur in residence and founder...

Personal trauma leads to breakthrough in stress-related illness relief

Insomnia, anxiety and depression can plague people for years but Kanji has revealed how he treated his own debilitating illnesses and now hopes to help others. Life stresses and childhood trauma can cause a build...

Concerns over older Kiwis’ alcohol consumption

The nature of alcohol use in New Zealand is changing. Youth, for a long time the focus of our attention, are reducing their consumption. Conversely, older adults, long assumed a population of low-level drinkers,...

Antibiotics are harmless – a “common fallacy”

Healthcare professionals and the public alike are being urged to consider the use of antibiotics this winter. University of Auckland associate professor of infectious diseases Dr Mark Thomas said we all needed to be mindful...

Waking up to the importance of sleep

Sleep is an essential component to overall health, yet its importance is only highlighted when it is lacking. CanSleep’s Dr Michael Hlavac said sleep was vital to wellbeing and health. “There are three ‘cornerstones’ of health....

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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Extra Health Support For Busy People

People spinning multiple plates often need additional support over and above good nutrition and exercise. Here’s how addressing things at the sub-cellular level can help.
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