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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...

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,...

Tweens see family and friends as the surest way towards wellbeing

Despite facing greater social change than any generation before them, young people making the tricky transition from childhood to young adulthood, know what they need to stay well. New research from the Auckland University of...

Endometriosis Awareness Month

Julie-Anne Genter yesterday launched the new best-practice and guidelines for endometriosis in New Zealand as we mark the beginning of Endometriosis Awareness Month (March). Endometriosis affects over 10% of New Zealand women and girls, causing...

Plant-based diets: Five surprising benefits

Many of the important benefits of a plant-based diet – particularly for climate health and animals – are well known. Yet despite the science being very clear, there remains confusion about the impact on human health. We...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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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Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the...

Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the...
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