Study: NZ soft drinks have more sugar than US

Our fizzy drinks are among the worst in the world when it comes to sugar content.

Dementia care: more than treading water

CAROLINE BARTLE says dementia care training should enable people to provide care that is progressive and not just about maintenance.

New interRAI standards a step in the right direction

The release of new National Standards for interRAI will help reduce duplication and help assessors to correctly use the assessment note fields.

The dangers of not getting enough sleep

A sleep expert says 30 per cent of people get less than six hours of sleep per night and that is having a huge impact on our health and productivity. 

The implications of demographic transition for aged care and New Zealand

Like many countries, New Zealand is ageing – and ageing fast – and in the next years we will transition into a very different demographic profile. But it is a transition we are not prepared...

Surgeons share breakaway union’s concerns over new rosters

A breakaway ‘junior doctors’ union are negotiating a new agreement with district health boards arguing that new hospital rosters are not safer and reduce crucial training time.

Waikato Hospital ED mental health presentations up by almost 400 per cent

Mental health cases at one hospital's emergency department have jumped almost 400 per cent in the past five years, with no extra staffing to cope with the demand.

Parents urged to immunise children against meningococcal B

Meningococcal B can strike at any age, but children are most at risk. A vaccine is the only form of protection and is now available in New Zealand. By Rebekah Fraser.

From rest home window cleaner to gerontological researcher

Dr Veronique Boscart’s keynote is bound to be a highlight of the NZACA conference next month. Jude Barback gets a sneak preview of what this international gerontological researcher has in store for delegates.

Call to ‘beef-up’ New Zealand’s ability to face a pandemic

In the wake of Ebola and Zika, New Zealand needs to beef-up its pandemic planning and readiness to deal with diseases other than influenza, say public health researchers in a paper published today.


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...


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...