Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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Is social media really hurting your mental health?

We blame friends' posts about weddings, babies and holidays for driving "digital depression" - but is social media really that bad for mental health? A new study that dug deep into how platforms like Facebook, Twitter...

Do you have ‘wine face?’ Tell-tale signs alcohol is ageing you

It's not just a ruddy snout and red cheeks that suggest someone might be overindulging in alcohol. A UK facialist and nutritionist has revealed to the Daily Mail there are several tell-tale signs your wine...

Estimating calorie content not clear-cut for all

Lead author of the University of Otago study, Dr Mei Peng says inaccurate judgements about food energy and/or portion size can lead to overeating and subsequent weight problems. “It is very important to understand how people make...

One community’s fight against fast food

It’s fast food central near Henderson Intermediate School. Located on Lincoln Road in West Auckland, the route to and from school for many students involves walking past an array of fast food outlets. Within...

Short bursts of exercise good for the brain

Short intensive bouts of exercise have similar beneficial effects on the brain as longer workouts, according to new research from the University of Auckland. Dr David Moreau from the University’s School of Psychology carried out...

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Is it possible to have a healthy BBQ?

While BBQ season may seem a long way off, preparation is key to achieve a safe BBQ.  It is also timely to bring up memories of warmer days with the recent cold snap.  The...

Moodfood and mindfood

Jody Hopkinson looks at the foods that affect the way we think and feel.

Superwomen need supplements too

Jude Barback talks to American Ninja Warrior finalist and Spartan Race champion Rose Wetzel about how we can each live our fullest life.

Bouncing back after baby

Nutritionist and new mum Kate Walker says good nutrition and exercise is vital for the physical, emotional and mental health of mothers with young babies.

‘Happy Meal’ healthcare: 200 drive-through mobile medical clinics by 2020

Hundreds of drive-through mobile medical clinics are planned by 2020 in an ambitious bid to make healthcare "as accessible as Uber". It's the goal of Auckland University of Technology Māori entrepreneur in residence and founder...
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DR WELLNESS

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.

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“There for me every step of the way”

“Lucky” is not an adjective many people would choose after going through what Barbara Bew experienced.  Yet despite enduring a terrifying domestic assault after...
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