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Personal trauma leads to breakthrough in stress-related illness relief

Insomnia, anxiety and depression can plague people for years but Kanji has revealed how he treated his own debilitating illnesses and now hopes to help others. Life stresses and childhood trauma can cause a build...

Government promises action on period poverty

The Government has committed to action on the issue of period poverty, with Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter promising progress on this issue before next year's budget. This comes as a petition calling on...

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,...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Is rural domestic violence even worse than we thought?

Women who live rurally are more likely to experience domestic violence, says Rural Women New Zealand, but the true number may be even higher.

Quiet bub at night? Call the midwife, pregnant mums told

Pregnant women who find their babies move little in the evening are much more at risk of stillbirth - prompting a midwife researcher's call for vigilance. "Some women put off contacting their midwife in the...

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.

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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...

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