New figures show drug checking services have reduced harm – but more could be...

New figures released by KnowYourStuffNZ show that drug checking this summer resulted in the vast majority of people who attended drug checking choosing not to take the harmful cathinone eutylone, where it turned out they had...

Strong sense of self key to Pacific sexual health

Confident Pacific children who grow up to be resilient adults is the goal of a University of Auckland project that has received $442,000 in Health Research Council funding.

Covid-19 lockdowns took toll on our diets

Most people consumed more unhealthy snacks and drinks during New Zealand lockdowns, according to a study led by researchers from the University of Auckland.

Tangling with Trump: scientist as activist

Eric Topol blew the whistle on what he saw as Donald Trump's undermining of the US Covid-19 response. The American heart doctor and University of Auckland visiting professor turned “full activist”.

Don’t let psychogenic illness undermine the Covid vaccine: An open letter to journalists

Opinion: Robert Bartholomew and Kate MacKrill explain the best strategy to counter the threat of psychogenic illness.

How whānau coped with lockdown bereavements

A $1 million study will investigate the end-of-life experiences of 26 Māori whānau who had someone in their ‘bubble’ die during Covid-19 lockdowns.

No spare change: How charities, buskers and beggars aren’t feeling so festive in our...

Collectors for the Paralympic Games carried donation buckets ahead of the recent Santa parade in Auckland, asking for gold coin donations. Onlookers shrugged them off: "Sorry, no cash on me!"

Covid 19 coronavirus: What is the new mutation strain in the UK?

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has cancelled Christmas for millions of people across London and south-east England after scientists said a new coronavirus strain is spreading more rapidly.

PM thanks staff at launch of historic vaccine campaign

Prime Minister and Ministers announce nationwide Covid vaccine campaign at Grafton campus.

PHARMAC has approved funding for two new medicines with substantial health benefits for around...

Read this media release in Te Reo Māori People with high-risk type 2 diabetes, who meet the funding criteria, will be able to access funded empagliflozin (with or without metformin) from 1 February 2021. They...


Opinion: Dr Tracey Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

Opinion: Hope is the key


Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the...

Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the...