Funding boost for charity supporting women working in health

A charity that supports women working in medicine and health through a national mentoring network will expand its reach thanks to funding from the charitable arm of Southern Cross.

Thank you – you just saved a life! Blood donors recognised this World Blood...

Today is World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) and the New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) is giving a big shout out to all its generous blood donors via a new campaign.

How to cut down on sugary drinks

Researchers are trialling lots of different ways to influence us to buy or drink fewer sugary drinks - but what actually stands a chance of working in New Zealand.

Home care workers subject to frequent verbal abuse

New research shows that home care workers are frequently verbally abused by clients and their families, with indications of abuse occurring in New Zealand’s home care sector as well.

Supporting farmers’ mental health – new research

New research shows that farmers dealing with stress and mental health concerns, need practical help and advice, which agricultural professions are well placed to deliver.

Things that go bump in the night: new ‘normal’ for baby movements

Just as pregnant women are settling down for the evening, their babies kick into party mode. Now a University of Auckland-led study shows it is entirely normal in late pregnancy for babies to be more active in the evening and bedtime, and that babies’ movements tend to keep getting stronger even as they come to term.

Residents, RMA and reputation: plenty to discuss at RVA Conference

Delegates of this year’s RVA Conference in Brisbane will hear about the Australian retirement village industry’s experience of turning adversity into advantage.

In memory: Victoria Brown and her fight for fairness

It was with sadness that INsite learned that Care Association New Zealand (CANZ)’s Victoria Brown passed away last week. Here, we share a piece from her friend and colleague Jessica Buddendijk about Victoria and her advocacy for aged care.

Building hope for child health research

Kiwis in the market for a brand new home will be able to make a “purchase with a purpose” when a four-bedroom house in Auckland goes to auction in coming months, with all proceeds...

Researchers find triple as many Legionnaire’s cases as previously reported

The first New Zealand-wide study of the burden of Legionnaire’s disease has found triple the number of cases of this form of pneumonia than previously reported.


More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.


Sponsored: Why the mitochondria are becoming the next big health topic

Health consumers are increasingly aware of the importance of cellular dysfunction when it comes to healthy aging and managing health issues