‘Wearable nutrition’ sweeps the market but experts are sceptical

Consumer New Zealand is warning people against a wellbeing company touting a "revolutionary wearable nutrition" product that claims to feed supplements through a skin patch.

Shortage of rehab facilities troubling

New Zealand's lack of treatment facilities for addicts has been highlighted in the sad case of Maurice Murtagh.

Nurse’s PhD calls for better service for Samoans at risk of heart disease

Nurses need to involve the whole family of Samoan heart risk patients for lifestyle changes to be made, says nurse researcher Tua Taueetia-Su’a who graduated with her PhD today.

Greens call for MPs to ‘walk the talk’, decriminalise drug use

A new report has suggested that decriminalising drugs should earn the Government half a billion dollars in benefits.

The link between loneliness and dementia

CAROLINE BARTLE says the time is right to campaign for funding to tackle loneliness as a way of moderating risk factors that delay the onset of dementia.

New Zealand’s first Virtual Village

A new ‘Village Without Walls’ initiative in Auckland is allowing older people in the community to support each other, and create connection and purpose – without having to move into a retirement village.

New Danish study further discredits link between MMR vaccine and autism

A new study of more than half a million children has found no link between the measles, mumps and rubella vaccination and autism.

Glow-in-the-dark zebrafish overturn 100-year medical theory

Glow-in-the-dark zebrafish in a lab are overturning 100 years of medical thought about a vital bodily system, opening the door to future possible therapies for a painful chronic disorder, and to a better understanding of how cancer spreads.

Opinion: Andy Espersen – Mental Health Act failing people with chronic schizophrenia

Andy Espersen – a retired psychiatric nurse – recently made a submission to the Mental Health and Addictions Inquiry team arguing that history shows that the Mental Health Act is failing people with chronic schizophrenia, the old residential hospital system had its strengths, and more mental health inpatient beds are needed.

Samoa Measles Epidemic – Cash the best way to support

“It has been heartening to see again, the generosity of the New Zealand public during a crisis, but it is key that support matches the immediate needs in Samoa”, says CID’s Humanitarian Coordinator, Aaron...


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...