Is exercise pointless?

Frances Cook talks to Claire Badenhorst, lecturer in exercise and sport science from Massey University to discuss whether exercise makes you hungrier, if that's a problem, and which types of exercise are better than others.

‘Wrong CPR is better than none at all’: St John calls for public to...

Fewer than one in six people survived cardiac arrests that happened outside hospitals last year, the latest figures from St John show.

Why you need B vitamins

B vitamins are crucial for optimal health, energy, handling stress, liver detoxification, and mood balance. These water soluble vitamins work as a team to promote healthy nerves, skin, eyes and hair, yet deficiencies are very common. Find out why each one does and why it’s so important.

Caution over lemon water use and dental health

Drinking warm lemon water in the mornings has been promoted as a way to help digestion. But doing so without taking precautions around dental health could leave a sour taste in the mouth.

Latest statistics indicate more Kiwis living with arthritis

Latest Ministry of Health figures show 17 percent of adults have arthritis, up from 15 percent five years ago – and Māori are more likely to have arthritis than non-Māori.

Call to think twice before requesting medications or tests this summer

New Zealanders are being advised by the Council of Medical Colleges to talk to their health professional first before requesting antibiotics for summer skin rashes or x-rays for back pain.

How to get motivated for your 2018 goals

In this summer podcast series, the Go to Health podcast tackles a different health issue each week. Today, it's how to stay motivated when you're trying to make a positive change. Frances Cook asks how do you get motivated through the inevitable hard parts of making a change and how do we stick with these changes long enough to make it a habit.

Allowing children to get sunburn is ‘child abuse’ claims doctors

Parents who repeatedly don't apply sunscreen on their children in the hot summer sun have been accused of child abuse by a top doctor.

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.

Ways to reduce water retention

Water retention and bloating is something that many of us suffer from and there can be several reasons why. PMS, menopause, a diet that is high in sodium and dehydration can all cause water retention. Julia and Libby explore ways that water retention can be treated.


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...