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Is it time for an updated nutrition survey in NZ?

Nutrition experts are calling for an updated national survey to see what New Zealanders are eating, with claims that inappropriate nutrition has taken over from smoking as the number one health issue facing New Zealanders.

The truth on fat

Fat is a major source of energy, it can help absorb vitamins and minerals, lower inflammation, boost brain health, it's needed to build cell membranes, build healthy hair, skin and nails and protect against heart disease.

‘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.

Food for thought: can nutrients nurture better mental health?

When people are suffering from a mental illness, eating healthily often falls by the wayside. But what if nutritional deficiencies are a contributing cause in the first place? Nursing Review talks to psychology professor Julia Rucklidge about the links between nutrition and mental illness.

Nutritionist reveals the truth about cheese, carbs and weight loss

Australian nutritionist Fiona Tuck has busted the five biggest health myths that you should ditch today.

Call for new “Smokefree 2025” minister to get on track – and quickly

Quit smoking groups are welcoming Jenny Salesa as the new Minister responsible for tobacco control and calling on her to take ‘urgent’ and ‘courageous’ steps to meet the Smokefree 2025 goal.

Smokers support Smokefree 2025 goal and measures to help achieve it

Most people who smoke or have recently quit smoking support New Zealand’s goal of becoming a smokefree nation by 2025, researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington have found. They also support many of...

New figures show drug checking services have reduced harm – but more could be...

New figures released by KnowYourStuffNZ show that drug checking this summer resulted in the vast majority of people who attended drug checking choosing not to take the harmful cathinone eutylone, where it turned out they had unwittingly purchased it.

Covid-19 lockdowns took toll on our diets

Most people consumed more unhealthy snacks and drinks during New Zealand lockdowns, according to a study led by researchers from the University of Auckland.

The 10 most Googled health questions answered

You've most likely Googled your own symptoms along with many people across the globe who will now consult Google before checking in with a GP or pharmacist.
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