Fears of increase in fetal alcohol disorder following lockdown

A University of Otago researcher fears the soaring rates of alcohol purchases during lockdown may result in more babies being born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) next year. Associate Professor Anita Gibbs says the...

New Danish study further discredits link between MMR vaccine and autism

A new study of more than half a million children has found no link between the measles, mumps and rubella vaccination and autism.

Things that go bump in the night: new ‘normal’ for baby movements

Just as pregnant women are settling down for the evening, their babies kick into party mode. Now a University of Auckland-led study shows it is entirely normal in late pregnancy for babies to be more active in the evening and bedtime, and that babies’ movements tend to keep getting stronger even as they come to term.

School children surrounded by unhealthy eating messages

A major cause of New Zealand’s high rates of obesity has been mapped in a world-first study.

Probiotics could be the solution to postnatal depression: study

Probiotics could help women avoid postnatal depression, a New Zealand study has found.

When to work out – research shows time of exercise can shift body clock

New research could spell good news for shift workers and those who suffer from jet lag.

Drug may prevent obesity in children born to overweight mothers

Australian researchers say they've discovered a drug that has the potential to prevent obesity in children born to overweight mums.

Little science in old wives’ tale about ‘a tooth per child’

A Kiwi researcher has found there is little science to the belief that one of the costs women bear for having multiple children is poor teeth.

Survey reveals depression and bullying in Kiwi workplaces

A wide survey of New Zealand workplaces by researchers from Massey University’s Healthy Work Group has found more than one-quarter of employees feel depressed much of the time and half of workers say their...

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.


Opinion: Dr Tracey 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


Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the...

Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the...