Prostate cancer treatment delays shortened lives of six men – report

More problems for Dunedin Hospital: The details were uncovered in an independent review of the hospital's crippled urology department

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...

Stressful job linked to earlier death for unhealthy blokes

A demanding job increases the risk of premature death in men with heart disease or diabetes, a major review of cohort studies involving more than 100,000 people has found.

Opinion: Arish Naresh – Do you even lift your toothbrush, bro?

Oral health is one aspect of men’s health that gets little attention and should this Men’s Health Month, argues Arish Naresh.

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.

How to exercise during self-isolation

If you’re a bit of a gym-bunny but you’ve found yourself in self-isolation, it can be hard to know how to keep yourself active when you’re stuck at home. Before you get cosy channel-surfing,...

PTSD more common than expected, especially among young people

Many of us think Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a relatively rare psychological problem. In reality, however, PTSD can affect anyone – and, looking into the findings of a new study into the issue,...

Study links body clock to obesity and diabetes

Does skipping a meal at particular times of day reduce your chances of developing obesity or diabetes? Are the street lights outside affecting your health? Research out of the University of Otago has found connections linking...

Māori men’s health statistics highlighted in new online tool

A new online tool aims to help turnaround the health of Māori men, who have the country's lowest life expectancy, by highlighting to policymakers statistics in key focus areas from smoking to unemployment.

Uncontrolled online marketing of e-cigarettes putting youth at risk, study finds

Only 10 per cent of New Zealand websites selling vaping products require proof of age before purchase, researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington, have found. In an article published in today’s New Zealand Medical...


Opinion: Dr Tracy 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


How intergenerational shifts are impacting healthcare organisations

Sponsored article As younger and more digitally adept physicians and healthcare professionals continue to enter the workforce, older norms are being challenged and digital-driven processes...