Alarming number of Kiwis failing to slip, slop and slap, study finds

Despite New Zealand having the highest rate of melanoma skin cancer in the world, an alarming number of Kiwis are not being sun smart.

New Zealand lockdown survey reveals economic jolt, but families ‘incredibly robust’

The impact of the global pandemic on New Zealand families has been highlighted in new research from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, which surveyed New Zealanders’ experience under COVID-19 lockdown. The survey was conducted...

Acupuncture added to national guidelines for treatment of patients with chronic primary pain

New Zealand's largest professional body for acupuncturists has welcomed the UKs National Institute for Clinical Excellence's (NICE) decision to include acupuncture in its new guidelines for treatment of patients with chronic primary pain. Kate Roberts,...

Beyond the free fruit and yoga: what does wellbeing in the workplace really look...

The modern workplace is brimming with wellbeing initiatives, but unless these are underpinned by a culture that truly values and looks after its employees, these initiatives won’t benefit businesses in the way they hoped. By Jude Barback.

Just listen and show you care: Mike King’s advice

Comedian and mental health advocate Mike King says teachers play a more important role than they imagine when it comes to their students’ wellbeing.

NZ beverage industry to consider sugar reduction target

A move to reduce the amount of sugar across Australia's beverage industry is being welcomed by health and obesity experts and will be considered in New Zealand.

On mission for women’s health

An educational venture directed at women's health and wellbeing was stirred by Waikanae woman Belinda Falconar's own battle with postnatal depression (PND).

Water discolouration prompts Kawerau District Council to halt chlorination

The Kawerau District Council has put a temporary stop to chlorinating the town water supply, while it looks to solve water discolouration issues.

Research results may have implications for animal breeding

Published today in the American science journal PNAS, new University of Otago animal research shows that mating with sterile males early in life increases female growth and subsequent reproductive output, but reduces female lifespan. Lead...

Govt proposals to reduce nicotine most effective way to quit – research

New research has found Government proposals to help New Zealand become Smokefree by 2025 should focus on reducing the level of nicotine in cigarettes and increase investment in stop smoking services for priority populations. The...


Opinion: Dr Tracy 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


How intergenerational shifts are impacting healthcare organisations

Sponsored article As younger and more digitally adept physicians and healthcare professionals continue to enter the workforce, older norms are being challenged and digital-driven processes...