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Newborn screening: helping babies have the best start in life

The Paediatric Society of New Zealand strongly recommends metabolic screening for newborn babies.

Tai chi and qigong: exercising mindfully

Tamara Bennett explains the ins and outs of tai chi and qigong and why they're becoming more popular.

Let’s get physical

Exercise Association of New Zealand chief executive Richard Beddie says the biggest challenge with physical activity is getting started.

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...

Coping with colic

In her book Smart Mothering, clinical psychologist Natalie Flynn addresses a subject that strikes fear and trepidation in the hearts of new parents: colic.

What’s the alternative?

Jody Hopkinson looks at possible substitutes for the foods and drinks we hate to love.

Patient portal opens door to personal health management

Managing your health and medical records online is becoming a reality with the development of patient ‘portals’. ManageMyHealth is one such system that allows people access to their health information wherever there is an internet...

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...

Battling the bugs

Just as you’re returning to the workforce after having children, it feels like all your leave is poured into looking after a sick preschooler. Rebekah Fraser looks at why young children get sick so often and how to cope.

The sabre tooth tiger that’s still here – anxiety, masculinity and men’s health

Even men for whom middle age seems like a remote and abstract concept know that prostate cancer is something we’re all going to have to think about sooner or later, and while things like...

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Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...

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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...
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