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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...

Upgrade of Hutt Valley maternity unit misguided

Mothers Matter is again questioning the competency and understanding of the Government in relation to providing necessary maternity and postnatal care in Lower Hutt after a misguided $9.4m maternity services boost for the area. Founder...

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...

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...

Weight loss and health improvements with Mediterranean, fasting and paleo diets

There were some weight loss and health benefits for overweight adults who followed the Mediterranean, Intermittent Fasting and Paleo diets, though adherence to the diets dropped off considerably during the one-year study, new University...

Immune cell which kills most cancers discovered

A new type of immune cell which kills most cancers has been discovered by accident by British scientists, in a finding which could herald a major breakthrough in treatment. Researchers at Cardiff University were analysing...

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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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