Aging for Beginners – How to enter the twilight years successfully

The author of a new book on aging, Dr Doug Wilson, shares some insights with ANNIE GRAHAM-RILEY on how to accept the aging process.

Whanganui children opt for new dental treatment

Nine out of ten Whanganui children with dental decay in their baby teeth are opting for a new treatment over a traditional filling.

Clown Doctors fighting for urgent funds to keep smiling

Heart-broken Clown Doctors are making an appeal for $100,000 via a GiveaLittle campaign so they can keep going the charity that provides laughter to sick children and the elderly. By FIONA CASSIE.

10 reasons not to miss this year’s RVA conference

Early Bird pricing for the Retirement Villages Association’s annual conference ends in just 10 days’ time, so we thought we’d give you 10 reasons why you should book now!

Kiwi firm wins US grant to further develop lab-grown skin

An Auckland firm has won a $409,000 research grant – from a United States consortium with a US Army contract – to help develop a world-class skin replacement treatment for burns patients.

Large numbers of NZ military personnel suffer post-traumatic stress, Otago research reveals

The first wide-ranging survey of New Zealand  personnel shows many suffer symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTS) though greater length of service, psychological flexibility (resilience) and quality sleep may be protective factors. Conducted by University of...

Older Kiwis in better health – but cost still a barrier for many

A Commonwealth Fund survey found older New Zealanders are in better health than older adults in the ten other countries surveyed, but a relatively high percentage of older Kiwis still face cost-related barriers to healthcare services.

The big and small of caring for the very large

Chubby, obese, fat, bariatric, heavy. Finding the right words is just one of nurse researcher Caz Hales’ projects for improving the care of very large patients. FIONA CASSIE finds out more.

‘Awesome’ being country’s first RN prescriber

Her first script was for paracetamol but writing it herself was "still an awesome feeling", says the country's first registered nurse prescriber.

World Hepatitis Day: encouraging testing for ‘silent’ disease

To mark World Hepatitis Day on July 28, the Hepatitis Foundation is encouraging people to get tested if they think they could be at risk of the 'silent disease'.


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...