Health & Beauty

Aotearoa Bike Challenge returns in February

Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter announced today that the 2018 Aotearoa Bike Challenge, the month-long workplace challenge which encourages New Zealanders to make everyday trips by bike, will begin on Thursday 1 February. “Organisations...... Read More

Vitamin D deficiency concerning - study

New Zealand women and their babies are at greater risk of vitamin D deficiency and current health guidelines fall short of curbing this detrimental trend, new University of Otago research shows. The study, the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere,...... Read More

Toddler critically injured in driveway accident

A toddler is in Starship Hospital with critical injuries after being hit by a car in a driveway. A police spokesperson says the child was hit by a car in a driveway on Aorangi Road in the town of Takapau, Hawke's Bay, last night. Emergency...... Read More

’Why was everybody so sure it was botulism?’

A Putāruru family struck down with a mystery illness after eating wild boar in November last year have raised concerns about communication at Waikato hospital. Shibu Kochummen, his wife Subi, and his mother Alekutty Daniel became paralysed after eating...... Read More

Charity golf tournament for men’s health

A charity golf tournament has been held in Tauranga, all to assist the Movember Foundation in their quest to improve men’s health in New Zealand. Tauranga Golf Club hosted the ninth of 16 events being held around the country as part of ‘The...... Read More

Universal blood test for cancer one step closer

Scientists have taken a step towards one of the biggest goals in medicine - a universal blood test for cancer. A team at Johns Hopkins University has trialled a method that detects eight common forms of the disease. Their vision is an annual test designed...... Read More

E-cigarettes now available in leading supermarkets

Some major supermarkets across Aotearoa are now selling e-cigarettes. Meanwhile excise tax on tobacco products have increased by a further 10 percent this month. Progressive Enterprises, which own Countdown, FreshChoice and Supervalue supermarkets,...... Read More

Pilot sees stroke intervention rates double

A six-month telestroke service pilot headed by Wellington Regional Hospital neurologists has seen a dramatic increase in stroke intervention rates across the Central Region. The service is now being replicated across other parts of the country. The...... Read More

Think twice about sharing online

Police are encouraging people to exercise caution when conducting themselves online. Anyone using dating sites and apps needs to be very careful when developing relationships online, says Senior Sergeant Stephen McDaniel. He says it’s extremely...... Read More

Speculation on cattle disease becoming harmful

Federated Farmers thinks speculation around the cattle disease Mycoplasma Bovis and its origins could be adding unwanted stress to worried farmers. The disease was first detected on a South Canterbury farm by the Ministry for Primary Industries last...... Read More