Further testing due to Ohakea contamination

Central government has reached an agreement with local authorities to further investigate the PFAS chemical contamination at Ohakea airbase.

Newly funded research aims to slash waiting time for COVID-19 results

A new method to screen for COVID-19 infections could slash the current turnaround time of around 24 to 48 hours to just a few minutes, AgResearch scientists say. AgResearch is leading the research into this method...

Breastfeeding crucial in first hour of life says WHO

As Kiwi Mums get ready to lead the global ‘Big Latch On’ this Friday, the World Health Organisation is expressing concern that 3 in 5 babies worldwide are not breastfed in the crucial first hour of life.

Silence common response to losing a mate to suicide, finds NZ research

Silence is often how young men respond to losing a close friend to suicide, found a Victoria University researcher who recommends health professionals learn to interpret the silence to be able to better help the young men through their grief.

Teens are sleeping less – but there’s a surprisingly easy fix

Sleep experts agree that teens need at least nine hours of sleep a night. But by 2015, 43 percent of teens reported sleeping less than seven hours a night on most nights

Suffrage scholarship for traditional Māori birthing research

A Christchurch nurse has won the Kate Sheppard Memorial Trust Award to help her complete her PhD studies into traditional Māori birthing practices.

Warnings over dietary supplement Arthrem over liver harm

Medsafe is advising people taking the dietary supplement Arthrem of a potential risk of harm to the liver.

Liggins Institute study proves safety of treatment for babies with fetal growth syndrome

A new treatment which could prevent up to 6000 New Zealand babies being born prematurely has been proven safe.

NZDA slam Coca Cola for ‘irresponsible, offensive’ marketing

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is calling out irresponsible marketing by Coca Cola. The 18 can pack cases sold in supermarkets says ‘share a Coke’ and features the word ‘Bub’ and ‘Mum’ on images...

Kiwis stockpile paracetamol, the basis of most calls to National Poisons Centre

While paracetamol was the most common substance of enquiry for calls to the National Poisons Centre in 2018, new research reveals most New Zealanders have large quantities of the painkiller stockpiled in their homes. In...


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...