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Hearing Awareness Week 2020

Hearing New Zealand and its 23 Branches throughout New Zealand have today announced their focus for Hearing Awareness Week which runs from Sunday 1st to Saturday 7th March. Hearing Awareness Week is an extension of...

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...

High rates of suicide continue among older NZ men

There continues to be a high rate of suicide among older New Zealand men and an Otago psychogeriatrician says more needs to be done to understand why and to help prevent this occurring. Associate Professor...

Staring at your smartphone for too long can cause eye strain

Staring at your smartphone for too long can cause eye strain. Scientists found just two hours a day looking at the screen may cause vision problems. Eye strain, or visual fatigue, has long been a problem...

Just one run a week could save you from early grave

Going for a run just once a week could be enough to cut the risk of early death by a quarter, research suggests. The analysis involving more than 230,000 people found those who regularly headed...

Experts reveal one mistake many of us make at the gym

Chances are you've been to the gym and made this mistake — and experts are warning it can have damning ramifications if you don't stop. While taking a towel for your workout is a must-have,...

How to reduce work stress and prevent burnout

How did those new year's resolutions work out for you? Old habits will have already returned for many – you're not alone if you've already stopped using that new gym membership. Similarly, you're in good...

Cycling to work? You may live longer

The study, by researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington, the University of Melbourne and the University of Auckland, has just been published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. Lead researcher Dr Caroline Shaw, from...

The big show which saves lives

The first to turn up are the women. They come back later, with their men. The males are reluctant, some "dragged by the ear" – but the women insist they get their health checked...

Climate-friendly food choices protect the planet, promote health, and reduce healthcare costs

Increased uptake of plant-based diets in New Zealand could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions while greatly improving population health and saving the healthcare system billions of dollars in the coming decades, according to a...

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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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