Opinion: Nicky Wagner – vaping law change needed now

Regulating vaping – including allowing sales of nicotine-vaping liquids – is needed now to meet the Smokefree 2025 goal, says MP Nicky Wagner who has submitted a private member’s bill based on her work as former associate health minister.

Opinion: Michael Geraghty – a mega MECA ‘rant’

NP Michael Geraghty shares a senior nurse’s view on the year-long MECA talks culminating in the historic vote underway.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – the burgeoning field of quantum medicine

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) sparks discussion on a controversial field of medicine.

Opinion: Simon Wallace – Rest homes need to keep up with pay

Vast majority of our aged-care providers are unable to compete with the extra money paid to DHB nurses.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – The importance of good sleep

The bliss of a good night’s sleep is priceless, yet the incidence of poor sleep (insomnia) is surprisingly common with a prevalence of around 42% in a general population.  The official definition of insomnia...

Opinion: Rachel Smalley – ACC is being a real ASS

The three family members struck down by suspected botulism after eating wild boar face a six-figure bill to cover their medical expenses.

NZACA: “This was never a negotiation”

New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) chief executive SIMON WALLACE provides clarity around the Association's role and stance on the pay equity settlement process.

Opinion: Eric Crampton – bittersweet on Otago’s sugar tax response

New Zealand Initiative economist Eric Crampton responds to University of Otago researchers recent call for a UK-style soft drinks levy and their critique of the NZIER sugary drink tax report.

Response: Dr David Richmond – The flaws in pro-euthanasia propaganda

Dr. Miles Williams began a critique of current euthanasia laws by likening a good death to good medical treatment. The patient is acquainted with all the available options and once fully informed makes a...

Profile: Island nurses, rural doyennes

FIONA CASSIE profiles rural nurses, from novices to veterans, from Great Barrier Island to Central Otago, to help answer the question: what actually is a rural nurse?


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...


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...