Sleep, baby, sleep

Professor Rosemary Horne is one of the world’s leading experts in paediatric sleep and sudden infant death syndrome. She talks to Jenna Ward about her distinguished career.

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.

Inequities in maternity services same as 22 years ago

Concerns raised more than 20 years ago about inequities in New Zealand’s maternity services have still not being addressed, a new University of Otago study shows. The study, published recently in the international journal...

Gen Y nurses: happy to be nurses… but for how long?

FIONA CASSIE talks to researcher Dr Isabel Jamieson about the workforce implications of her survey of more than 350 Generation Y nurses.

NZ-led study offers hope against Huntington’s

A team led by New Zealand scientists think they've found a vital clue to developing the first treatment for Huntington's Disease.

Vegetarians may have lower risk of coronary heart disease – but higher risk of...

Vegetarian (including vegan) and pescetarian diets may be linked to a lower risk of coronary heart disease, or CHD for short, than diets that include meat, suggest the findings of a large UK study...

The importance of professional supervision in the medical context

New Zealand researchers looked at the importance of professional supervision of palliative care doctors. Their study, recently published in the New Zealand Medical Journal, showed professional supervision for was important both personally and professionally for enhancing...

Keeping up with your fitness may delay the development of Alzheimer’s in old age

Exercising for 30 minutes four times a week may delay brain deterioration in people likely to develop Alzheimer's, scientists have shown. Researchers from the University of Texas found that people who had an accumulation of...

App launched to remind people to take medicine

A new app's been launched to remind people to take their medicine.

Impact of primary health services on Kiwi health under microscope, thanks to research grant

How effective has the push since 2001 to improve primary health care services been and what are the ongoing barriers to Kiwis accessing care are being examined in a major research project.


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...