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Northland senior citizen irate as flu vaccine runs out

A senior citizen in Northland who can not access flu vaccine say it's a bit of a joke for the government to advise people to get immunised when there aren't any vaccines available. Christopher Graham...

Immune cell which kills most cancers discovered

A new type of immune cell which kills most cancers has been discovered by accident by British scientists, in a finding which could herald a major breakthrough in treatment. Researchers at Cardiff University were analysing...

John Berry: Men, let’s look after ourselves

As today is International Men's Day, let's also apply small changes to helping mates. Perhaps small changes in how we communicate and connect.

Scientists warn vaping can damage the heart

E-cigarettes may damage the heart, scientists have concluded, and have called for Public Health England (PHE) to stop recommending vaping. Researchers looked at 38 studies into the cardiovascular impact of vaping and found worrying signs...

Dietitian reveals 10 most common health questions

Washington Post By: Cara Rosenbloom One of my favourite parts of being a dietitian is teaching group nutrition classes, whether at workplaces, hospital wellness clinics or community centres. I enjoy answering common food and health questions, and...

Men’s health: Self-medicating depression with drugs

Plenty of everyday men – and women – turn to alcohol or drugs to ‘self-medicate’ or cope with anxiety and depression. Rachel Helyer Donaldson talks to some New Zealand experts on the issue.

Urology gets a boost at Otago

Research in the specialist area of urology will take a leap forward thanks to a $1 million donation and the arrival of a new Associate Professor of Urology at the University of Otago. Dr Amir...

Tobacco industry targets a new generation

The tobacco industry is targeting a new generation of smokers with sophisticated marketing designed to associate smoking with rebellion, social prestige and attractiveness, researchers from the tobacco control research centre ASPIRE 2025, at the...

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...

Weight loss and health improvements with Mediterranean, fasting and paleo diets

There were some weight loss and health benefits for overweight adults who followed the Mediterranean, Intermittent Fasting and Paleo diets, though adherence to the diets dropped off considerably during the one-year study, new University...

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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...

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