Response: Legalising vaping ‘fantastic public health opportunity’ to save lives

The risk of a few teenagers vaping is an acceptable trade-off for thousands of adults quitting smoking, says a visiting international expert on the health impacts of e-cigarettes.

Opinion: Brien Cree – in defence of rest homes

Radius Care Managing Director Brien Cree's blood boiled listening to residential aged care facilities take a hammering in recent talkback discussions around elder abuse. Here, he comes to the defence of rest homes.

Opinion: Jarad Bryant – A Climate of Anxiety

I grew up in the UK during the end of the Cold War period, under the threat of being eviscerated in one second by nuclear missiles. If not that, I could have died slowly...

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Are supplements useful?

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) looks at whether there is any point to taking supplements on top of a healthy diet.

Up close and personal with… Gráinne Moss

JUDE BARBACK chats to Bupa New Zealand managing director Gráinne Moss about her new global role, the NZACA and equal pay.

Does my bum look big with this stick?

Shona Daubé worked as a registered nurse for 36 years, latterly in the aged care sector. Four years ago she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). She has written two light-hearted books about living with MS and has a vision to distribute them freely to people with chronic health conditions.

Opinion: Janet Peters – Intervene early to lessen trauma for kids

The Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry has done a great job in raising many issues but there is one area that needs further attention writes psychologist Janet Peters.

Opinion: Tracy Chandler – Fluoride 2020

2020 is my year to be brave.  And so, with my big girl boots on, I’m going to tackle the controversial topic of fluoridation of our water.  As this is just a brief summary...

Opinion: Brien Cree – Say No To Postcode Healthcare

Radius Care Managing Director Brien Cree says the ‘Caring for Our Older Kiwis’ report found that there were "significant benefits of aged residential care".

Let’s snoop around.. Te Hopai Village

JUDE BARBACK has a look around one of Wellington’s oldest and most central aged care facilities.


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


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...