Health & Beauty

Housing development for Defence Force opens

A new housing development to house 49 families of the New Zealand Defence Force opened yesterday in West Auckland. Mayor Phil Goff officially opened the homes at Whenuapai. Last year the Defence Force became a victim of Auckland's housing crisis...... Read More

New Zealanders are anxious drivers - study

Two-thirds of New Zealanders feel anxiety while driving a vehicle, a new study has found. The research, conducted by Massey University, surveyed more than 400 New Zealand drivers between the ages of 18 to 87, with 52 percent reporting mild anxiety. A...... Read More

$5 million boost for fertility research

A University of Otago research team whose ultimate goal is to restore fertility in women suffering Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), has received a significant boost with an almost $5 million grant from the Health Research Council. The team is led...... Read More

Teen suffers head injury in rock fall

A teenager has a suspected head injury after a soccer-ball sized rock fell on his head. The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust was called to Great Barrier Island just before 6pm. "The crew were tasked to Okiwi to assist a teenager suffering a suspected...... Read More

Jump in flu jabs

Barely midway into the winter season, the Fiordland Medical Centre has already matched last year's flu vaccination rates. The centre has already vaccinated 850 people for the flu less than three months into the winter season, almost the same number...... Read More

Calls for equal recognition of rongoā Māori in healthcare

A terminally ill woman is calling for greater access to Māori healing methods saying they've helped to keep her alive for years longer than doctors expected. When Tanya Filia was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013, she went straight into...... Read More

Muller to be face of ‘responsible drinking’

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller has today put his hand up to be a champion for responsible drinking in Parliament, in response to the Ministry of Health report on the impacts of alcohol on our community and a call out from the AM Show for a MP to front...... Read More

Major reduction in numbers HIV patients

Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter is pleased that new results show a significant drop in the number of people diagnosed with HIV after increases for the previous five years. Results out today from the AIDS Epidemiology Group, which is based...... Read More

Why are today’s children so anxious?

Society's unrealistic expectations of both parents and children are creating a generation of anxious kids, according to a Nelson psychologist. “Anxious parents often have anxious children,” Nelson child therapist Bridget Thompson says. Her...... Read More