Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – The importance of good sleep

The bliss of a good night’s sleep is priceless, yet the incidence of poor sleep (insomnia) is surprisingly common with a prevalence of around 42% in a general population.  The official definition of insomnia...

It’s just a quick prick for farmers

Free health checks are on offer as part of a national campaign to deliver health checks to farmers.

The sore throat that can break hearts

Just a sore throat … too many families now know some sore throats last a lifetime. FIONA CASSIE talks with some of the passionate pioneers of school throat-swabbing campaigns as the national Rheumatic Fever Prevention programme rolls out.

Ryman Healthcare signs three-year deal with the Stroke Foundation

Extended partnership means tens of thousands of Kiwis can get free blood pressure checks.

Junk food ads to be banned from around schools in anti-obesity actions agreed with...

Junk food advertising will be removed from around schools in anti-obesity measures also likely to change what's promoted in your supermarket aisle. The Weekend Herald can reveal a raft of measures agreed with food and...

Dietician explains: What cutting out sugar will do for your body

A dietician has revealed how cutting out sugar, which can cause a drug-like addiction, could boost your health and performance in the gym and at work. Dr Samantha Coogan, president of the Nevada Academy of...

NZDA says oral health not a focus for government, feels shut out

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is saying the Ministry of Health has met with other medical groups via the General Practice Leaders' Forum but say they feel shut out, citing a lack of government...

Research to address inequities in maternal health services for Māori receives funding

New research by the University of Waikato aims to address inequities in maternal health services for Māori by using Māori knowledge and tikanga to empower Māori families. The research investment by A Better Start...

Man Flu: don’t blame your man – it’s ‘evolution’ not wimpishness

“Man flu’ victims lying on the sofa, clutching TV remotes and demanding tissues and hot drinks may have its origins in evolution, suggests an article in the Christmas issue of The BMJ.

Breast cancer affected by environment over genetics, study funds

Environmental factors could be behind New Zealand's high rate of breast cancer.


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...