Te Rito Maioha welcomes new guidelines for child food safety

Te Rito Maioha (ECNZ) welcomes the Ministry of Health guidelines for child food safety provided as part of the Ministry of Education’s new requirements. “It is heartening to see the new guidelines provide guidance not just...

New figures show drug checking services have reduced harm – but more could be...

New figures released by KnowYourStuffNZ show that drug checking this summer resulted in the vast majority of people who attended drug checking choosing not to take the harmful cathinone eutylone, where it turned out they had unwittingly purchased it.

Research shows self-administered cervical screening has lifesaving potential

Research from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington has shown the offer of an HPV self-test could increase the uptake of cervical screening by almost three times for under-screened Māori women.

Koch’s postulates, Covid, and misinformation rabbit holes

Opinion: Take a 19th century German scientist, a 21st century disease and add the internet - the result is a dangerous upsurge in Covid-denial nonsense, writes Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles.

Strong sense of self key to Pacific sexual health

Confident Pacific children who grow up to be resilient adults is the goal of a University of Auckland project that has received $442,000 in Health Research Council funding.

Upskilling to support Wellington’s homeless

A cohort of Kaimahi and Peer Support workers at DCM are set to upskill following a government initiative that has made significant training funding available to the sector.  

Covid-19 lockdowns took toll on our diets

Most people consumed more unhealthy snacks and drinks during New Zealand lockdowns, according to a study led by researchers from the University of Auckland.

Tangling with Trump: scientist as activist

Eric Topol blew the whistle on what he saw as Donald Trump's undermining of the US Covid-19 response. The American heart doctor and University of Auckland visiting professor turned “full activist”.

Death on the streets: Homeless population dying 30 years younger. Experts warn ‘we can...

WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT Homeless New Zealanders are dying 30 years younger than those with a roof over their heads. And the most common killers are heart disease and suicide. That is the "devastating and dehumanising" finding...

No spare change: How charities, buskers and beggars aren’t feeling so festive in our...

Collectors for the Paralympic Games carried donation buckets ahead of the recent Santa parade in Auckland, asking for gold coin donations. Onlookers shrugged them off: "Sorry, no cash on me!"


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...

Opinion: Hope is the key


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...