Innovative MRI technology created by university researchers

University researchers have developed new technology to make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines more comfortable, accessible, and affordable, in a collaboration between scientists and designers at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. “Current MRI technology...

Remove profit motive from tobacco to deal with mass addiction, researchers urge

Governments worldwide need to create non-profit supply systems for tobacco and nicotine products because of their potential to cause significant and avoidable harm, researchers from the University of Otago say. In an article in the...

Promising results for Whanau Pakari kids’ obesity programme

A programme tailored for obese kids has yielded some promising results, with children reporting better physical and emotional health after just a year.

Going to a GP expensive for too many Kiwis, says report

The cost of going to a GP is a main factor in stopping people who need medical help from visiting a doctor.

Hundreds of babies to latch on for breastfeeding awareness

It will be breastfeeding en masse for Hawke's Bay mums as they plan to celebrate Breastfeeding Awareness Week.

Upping the ante on vaccine development

Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington Associate Professor Bridget Stocker has received a significant funding boost for vaccine research that has potential to help with diseases ranging from bowel cancer to COVID-19. Associate Professor Stocker...

Most pregnant women not taking important supplements

Almost two-thirds of women fail to take the supplements recommended by the Ministry of Health when pregnant.

ACC urges parents to limit kids’ sports after massive surge in injuries

A dramatic rise in the number of kids being injured playing organised sports has sparked warnings for parents to limit how much sport their kids participate in each week. Experts fear kids are doing too...

Opinion: Kyle MacDonald – My concerns about Mental Health Awareness Week

Psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald on why he feels "deeply conflicted" about Mental Health Awareness Week.

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...


Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...


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...