Time for system-wide change: Dr David Beaumont – Positive Medicine

Dr. David Beaumont has spent many years working in the health system — both in New Zealand and in the UK — and is calling for a shift in the system. The delivery of healthcare is...

A carnivore’s journey to becoming plant-powered

Ex-carnivore and athlete Brad Dixon shares why he became a vegan and how a plant-powered diet has changed his life.

Coping with the big C

Cancer Society chief executive Mike Kernaghan talks to Rebekah Fraser about supporting friends and loved ones with cancer.

Baby on board

In the early stages of pregnancy it’s common to have many questions; suddenly it’s not just yourself that you have to look after. Rebekah Fraser speaks to midwives about how to stay healthy during pregnancy.

Newborn screening: helping babies have the best start in life

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

Helius forms advanced medicinal cannabis collaboration

New Zealand’s largest licenced medicinal cannabis company, Helius Therapeutics, has signed an agreement with Auckland University of Technology (AUT). It will see Helius working with AUT academics and doctoral students, researching and developing advanced medicinal cannabis products. The announcement follows...

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

Putting the fun in functional training

Exercise NZ chief executive Richard Beddie explains why more and more people are becoming interested in functional training.

Finding your voice

Speech-language therapist Briony McCormack discusses when the right time is to engage the services of a speech-language therapist for your family.

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...


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...