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Researchers call on Govt to support heart health

Data from a cohort study of 500,000 New Zealanders have allowed more precise calculations of an individual's cardiovascular risk and researchers now say the Ministry of Health should support a national risk generator that...

Quick hit of exercise can boost your brain power, says Kiwi scientist

Stuck in the office all day? A few lunchtime laps of the stairs can help your brain just as much as a long walk or bike ride, a Kiwi researcher has found. That's the upshot...

Doctor Bennet Omalu claims contact sports ‘won’t exist’ within a generation

The doctor who discovered shocking brain injuries in American football stars has predicted that people will stop playing contact sports within "one generation". Doctor Bennet Omalu was the pioneering neuropathologist who first discovered chronic traumatic...

Healthier homes could cut hospital stays for young children

Almost 20 per cent of hospital admissions of young children with acute respiratory infections could be prevented if their houses were free from damp and mould, researchers have found. The research, published in the international...

Moving house linked with behavioural difficulties in children

Lead researcher, Kim Nathan, a PhD student at the University of Otago, Wellington, says two- thirds (69 per cent) of the more than 300,000 children studied had moved house at least once by the...

Information lab to improve NZ society

The lab is a collaboration between the Massey Business School, the College of Health and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences with Statistics New Zealand, and will provide staff and students use for...

New research shines light on cancer cells

New University of Otago research into tell-tale markers of cancer cells could help doctors identify whether the cells are more likely to spread to other parts of the body. The impact of that knowledge could...

Concerns over older Kiwis’ alcohol consumption

The nature of alcohol use in New Zealand is changing. Youth, for a long time the focus of our attention, are reducing their consumption. Conversely, older adults, long assumed a population of low-level drinkers,...

Is New Zealand’s food system unsustainable?

Calls for action to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals highlight food as the single strongest lever to optimise health and environmental sustainability. Associate Professor Carol Wham from the Massey University’s School of Sport,...

‘Well, that was a weird moment’ and other signs of dementia family members should...

Julie Staple was a child when her dad, Mark Womack, began exhibiting odd behaviour. An award-winning violin, viola and cello maker, Womack was not following through for clients nor returning phone calls promptly. He...

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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Extra Health Support For Busy People

People spinning multiple plates often need additional support over and above good nutrition and exercise. Here’s how addressing things at the sub-cellular level can help.
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