Study suggests possible link between cannabis and schizophrenia

Researchers are sounding alarms over young people smoking cannabis, as the incoming government promises a referendum on legalising the drug.

A2 milk stops some dairy intolerance symptoms – study

A special type of milk containing the same amount of lactose as conventional cow's milk prevents some symptoms of dairy intolerance and eases others, New Zealand research has suggested.

Promising results for Whanau Pakari kids’ obesity programme

A programme tailored for obese kids has yielded some promising results, with children reporting better physical and emotional health after just a year.

New urine test developed by Kiwis can save lives by detecting kidney disease much...

A new urine test being trialled by Canterbury scientists could one day save lives.

Probiotics could be the solution to postnatal depression: study

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

New Zealand third fattest country in the world

Any doubts about New Zealand's obesity epidemic have been dispelled by a new international study that shows we are the third fattest nation in the world.

Survey finds rural nurses educated, experienced and older

The majority of rural nurses have undergone postgraduate study, are very experienced and face difficulties getting their patients to a base hospital, according to a recent survey.

Breakthrough in how in cancer spreads

A researcher for Otago University is hoping to find a way to stop cancer spreading.

Research to improve speech rehab for stroke patients

A team at Tauranga Hospital are involved in a clinical trial which is trying to understand the best ways to help people who have suffered a stroke.

Consumer NZ inquiry reveals eye-watering prices for antihistamines

Allergy sufferers can slash their antihistamine bill in half by shopping around, a Consumer NZ investigation has found.


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...