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Abortion legalised in New Zealand after Parliament passes bill:

By: Kirsty Johnston COMMENT: Do you remember the passing of the gay marriage bill into law? I do. It was 2013 and MP Louisa Wall wore a sparkly rainbow jacket in Parliament. She looked incredible and she...

Stuck in your one-bedroom apartment during quarantine

If you’re stuck in a one-bedroom apartment during the quarantine, chances are you’re feeling a bit lonely right now. But right now, this is the best opportunity to try new things. Pull out that...

PM’s pregnancy will help highlight women’s health issues, says Minister

Having one of the only Prime Ministers in history to give birth in office – happening in the same year as the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage – is a “wonderful, positive thing!”

Otago University partners with Pacific Health Plus in Porirua on community-driven research project by...

Over the next ten weeks four medical and health students from Otago University will work at Pacific Health Plus, a primary healthcare service, in Cannons Creek, Porirua, on a research project to better understand...

Research results may have implications for animal breeding

Published today in the American science journal PNAS, new University of Otago animal research shows that mating with sterile males early in life increases female growth and subsequent reproductive output, but reduces female lifespan. Lead...

Pharmac confirms free access to contraceptives

Pharmac has confirmed it will fully fund contraceptives Mirena and Jaydess from November 1. The medicinal giant announced last month that it was proposing to widen funding access to the contraceptives, and this morning confirmed it...

Novel responsibilities for associate health minister

Health Central talks to Associate Minister of Health Julie Anne Genter about the health benefits of getting people out of cars, sexual health, disability support and climate change.

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...

Quick hit of exercise can boost your brain power, says Kiwi scientist

Stuck in the office all day? A few lunchtime laps of the stairs can help your brain just as much as a long walk or bike ride, a Kiwi researcher has found. That's the upshot...

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...

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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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