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Innovative MRI technology created by university researchers

University researchers have developed new technology to make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines more comfortable, accessible, and affordable, in a collaboration between scientists and designers at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. “Current MRI technology...

Young men failing to launch: Is too much gaming creating vampires?

With the summer holidays on the horizon, Jody Hopkinson talks to Dion Howard about supporting young people whose gaming habits are negatively impacting on their own and their families’ lives.

Physiotherapy, chiropractic and osteopathy: what you might not know

Pelvic health physiotherapy We rarely talk about problems in your nether regions i.e. “poos, wees and sex” and that needs to change, says Tauranga-based pelvic floor physiotherapist Claire Baker. “We’ll talk about lower back pain...

Navigating New Zealand’s dental care

Unlike most other healthcare in New Zealand, dental care is not publicly funded, and the cost can deter people from getting treatment. While children and adolescents are entitled to free basic oral health services...

MitoQ: Making powerful magic for athletes

“I don’t get excited about supplements that easily but from my own experience, anecdotally, and subjectively I’m seeing MitoQ can make a difference,” he says.

The antioxidant that’s an athlete’s best friend

Sponsored article The antioxidant CoQ10 is an endurance athlete’s best friend. It’s made in the body by cell powerhouses (the mitochondria) as part of the energy production process and also helps to protect the body...

Recognising depression

These days it’s everywhere – the D word. Our social media feeds and news bulletins regularly discuss depression. Headlines shout out about another celebrity’s battle with depression. Every few weeks new research highlights concerning...

It IS easy (and healthy) being green

The Green Prescription (GRx) is an exercise and wellbeing referral programme. Funded by the DHBs, it is run by regional sports trusts, primary health organisations and Māori health organisations. People are generally referred by...

Superfoods to the rescue

Power-pack your health by ensuring your diet is full of nutrient-dense and readily available ‘superfoods’ that protect against disease and optimise your wellbeing. Kate O’Malley reports.

How to survive the holiday season

Overindulging in food and alcohol, a lack of exercise, overspending and other pressures can put a dampener on the whole season. Here are some tips to help you look after your mental and physical...
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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

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