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Breast cancer crisis: Women forced to wait despite risk

Dozens of women have suffered delayed diagnosis of breast cancer because a major district health board doesn't have enough facilities. Counties Manukau DHB breast cancer service is turning down more referrals by toughening the threshold...

‘We are what we tweet!’: Has social media changed what we eat?

We are what we eat – but what about what we tweet? A new study by a University of Auckland researcher might lead us to think about our newsfeed in an entirely different sense, by...

Trial of third level of nurse prescribing underway

Nearly 70 primary health and family planning nurses from Invercargill to Whangarei are trialling a third level of nurse prescribing. The new limited level of prescribing rights – to be known as registered nurse prescribing in community health – is aimed at nurses currently using standing orders and is a step below the registered nurse prescribing in primary health and specialty teamswhich got underway in September last year.

More than a third of Kiwis don’t get enough sleep

More than a third of Kiwis aren't getting enough sleep – something that may be an overlooked factor in New Zealand's poor rates of mental health. A new study suggests that nearly 40 cent of Kiwis...

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 was recently diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and after...

Most pregnant women not taking important supplements

Almost two-thirds of women fail to take the supplements recommended by the Ministry of Health when pregnant.

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...

Study reveals: Major variations in the way NZ fertility clinics measure ‘success rates’

Kiwi couples and solo mums seeking IVF are being misled, according to a new study which has found major variations in the way fertility clinics measure their success rates. Experts say this is a "huge...

Mums matter: Postnatal trauma haunts years later

Ellen Chisholm is a mother who suffered a traumatic birth and was pressured to leave hospital less than three hours after giving birth and drive an hour north.

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...
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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

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