New drug trial in Auckland could make life easier for autistic children

Two new drugs being trialled in Auckland could help autistic youngsters focus better at school, interact with others more comfortably and hold down a job, researchers are hoping.

Medicinal cannabis users focus of new research

An independent study of medicinal cannabis users in New Zealand will begin next month.

Breathing new life into respiratory support

New research could benefit patients with obstructive sleep apnoea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and others that require acute or long-term respiratory support.

Study: Sugar in drinks more dangerous than in food

Sugary drinks are more dangerous than high-sugar foods and are each year causing an estimated 184,000 early deaths across the globe, a new Kiwi study finds.

Drug researcher says MDMA shouldn’t be included in wastewater testing

An independent drug researcher says the Police should stop including MDMA in wastewater testing and should instead focus on "other opioids".

Scientists discover new kind of Alzheimer’s affecting thousands

Scientists have made a crucial discovery in treating dementia.

Breakthrough epilepsy finding could help kids around the world

A breakthrough discovery could transform treatment for what is the most common neurological emergency in children seen by hospitals.

“Less beer and bacon, more brown bread” – new bowel cancer research

"Think less beer and bacon, more bran and brown bread.” That was the message from the lead author of a major new study, released today, that shows that people who eat moderate amounts of red and processed meat are still at increased risk of bowel cancer.

Mushrooms and memory: the new research

Researchers from the National University of Singapore have discovered that eating mushrooms two or more times a week lowers the chances of mild cognitive impairment, for the people participating in a recent study.

Two-thirds of GPs quizzed about medicinal cannabis

Kiwis haven't been shy about asking their doctors and pharmacists about medicinal cannabis, a new survey shows.


Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – 5G, there’s nowhere to hide!

Our health is more important than having cars that talk to each other or faster movie downloads, states Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) who says we should be wary of 5G.


Sponsored: Why the mitochondria are becoming the next big health topic

Health consumers are increasingly aware of the importance of cellular dysfunction when it comes to healthy aging and managing health issues