New campaign to boost mammograms and smears

A new website and Facebook campaign has been launched to encourage women to have regular smear tests and mammograms.

NZ researchers restore fertility to mice with polycystic ovary syndrome

Women who struggle to have children due to polycystic ovary syndrome may in future be able to regain fertility by rewiring their brains, new research suggests.

Seven measles cases in Waikato; university on alert after infected person visits campus

The University of Waikato is on measles alert after a part-time student infected with the disease visited the campus. It's one of seven cases of measles that have been confirmed in Hamilton in the past...

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...

Possible immune targets in the SARS-CoV-2 genome identified

Otago researchers studying the COVID-19 virus (SARS-2) have discovered potential target points on its genome, which may contribute to future treatments for the virus. While their laboratory was locked down during the Level 4 period,...

‘Urgent action is needed’: A third of severe illnesses in pregnant women were potentially...

About a third of pregnant women admitted to intensive care units and high dependency units in New Zealand had potentially preventable severe illnesses.

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,...

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...

Don’t let psychogenic illness undermine the Covid vaccine: An open letter to journalists

Opinion: Robert Bartholomew and Kate MacKrill explain the best strategy to counter the threat of psychogenic illness.

Hawke’s Bay Health Awards recognise key innovations

A gynaecological outpatient clinic has taken out the supreme accolade at last night's Hawke's Bay Health Awards.


Opinion: Dr Tracey 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...