Midwives says new study vindicates care by new graduates

A New Zealand study has found that the least experienced midwives are caring for more higher risk mums and babies than their experienced colleagues.

Building hope for child health research

Kiwis in the market for a brand new home will be able to make a “purchase with a purpose” when a four-bedroom house in Auckland goes to auction in coming months, with all proceeds...

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.

A promising approach to drug addiction

With the help of a grant, a New Zealand researcher intends to explore how a vaccine for drug addiction could become a reality.

Kiwi scientists closing in on killer infectious disease

Kiwi scientists have discovered a novel property of a new anti-tuberculosis drug which may help develop more drugs to treat the world's biggest-killing infectious disease.

Low calorie diet reversed diabetes in half of patients, study finds

A low calorie diet can reverse type 2 diabetes and save the lives of millions of sufferers of the preventable condition, research suggests.

Fewer Kiwis will die of bowel cancer if new screening tool introduced

Introducing flexible sigmoidoscopy screening into the national bowel screening programme would significantly reduce both the incidence and mortality of bowel cancer in New Zealand, new University of Otago research reveals. The number of bowel cancer...

Physiotherapy can reduce New Zealand’s opioid use

Yesterday (Sunday, September 8) was World Physiotherapy Day and New Zealand’s professional physiotherapy body is calling on the government and medical practitioners to promote this proven alternative to prescription drugs. “The devastating consequences of opioid...

New immunisation research findings published

The latest findings from the longitudinal Growing Up in New Zealand study found discouraging information on immunisation had more impact on soon-to-be mothers than no information at all.

International HIV research to improve sexual and reproductive health of indigenous women and girls

A new international collaboration investigating the sexual and reproductive health of indigenous women living with HIV will share and build upon New Zealand learnings for the “next pandemic”, says a participating researcher at Te Herenga...


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...