Researchers find triple as many Legionnaire’s cases as previously reported

The first New Zealand-wide study of the burden of Legionnaire’s disease has found triple the number of cases of this form of pneumonia than previously reported.

Model of care for low back pain

Researchers are looking into an effective model of care for patients with back pain in New Zealand, in a bid to address what is a costly and growing problem.

Kiwi kids are starting school on the right foot

Most Kiwi children are starting school without any emotional or physical development delays. By Ruby Harfield

How much is your hangover costing your employer?

New research suggests Kiwi hangovers could be costing businesses more a billion dollars a year. By Ruby Harfield.

Health literacy – Whose agenda are we striving for?

For her PhD thesis, Dr Teah Carlson, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāti Porou, Waikato-Tainui, developed and evaluated a health literacy framework designed specifically for Māori.

Healthcare providers need to invest in cyber security to maintain trust

A new study suggests healthcare providers need to invest in data protection and cyber security to maintain trust in an increasingly digital age. By Ruby Harfield

Medicinal cannabis – the debate continues

Over 400,000 New Zealanders say they would seek out medicinal cannabis products, according to a Horizon Research poll of 1100 adults – but addiction specialists have some reservations. By Sara Carbery.

Traumatic Brain Injury Network launched

New TBI Network expected to bridge gap between research, clinical care and public health policy.

Landmark study “a gamechanger” for asthma sufferers worldwide

New findings from a landmark New Zealand-led study have provided the missing evidence needed to potentially change the way doctors treat the world’s most common form of respiratory illness.

Cat, horse, cow allergens found in primary school classrooms

Cats and farm animals are making their presence felt in classrooms, with allergens rubbing off children’s clothes and on to classroom carpets, researchers have found.


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.


Sponsored: Why the mitochondria are becoming the next big health topic

Health consumers are increasingly aware of the importance of cellular dysfunction when it comes to healthy aging and managing health issues