Health and medicine
Rainbow youth still facing stigma and stress, but positive signs: new findings
16 April 2021
Despite progress, higher rates of stigma and discrimination, as well as mental health challenges, have been reported by New Zealand LGBTQ+ students, new analysis shows.
Why are Māori preterm babies less likely to get breast milk?
15 April 2021
Why are preterm babies less likely to get breast milk if they’re Māori?
Quiet and avoidable sexual health catastrophes
13 April 2021
Opinion: Basic information is missing, screening programmes are limited and people are dying. Peter Saxton lays out the problems with sexual health in this country.
Helping babies born into nutritional emergencies
9 April 2021
Some babies are born into nutritional emergencies. Dr Barbara Cormack, of the Liggins Institute, explains why and what's being done about it.
Kōwhai chemical helps Māori quit smoking
7 April 2021
A chemical found in the kōwhai may match a more expensive medicine for helping people quit smoking.
The question on our lips: how safe is vaping?
1 April 2021
We know the damage smoking causes, but we’re yet to conduct conclusive research about vaping. That’s the focus for Dr Kelly Burrowes for the next three years.
Siouxsie Wiles stepped up as New Zealand locked down
1 April 2021
Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles is New Zealander of the Year after explaining the science of the Covid-19 pandemic to this country and sometimes the world.
Cluster of disadvantage increases likelihood of pre-school injuries
30 March 2021
New research has found that a cluster of disadvantage contributes to injuries in early childhood, but better support to address material need and family stress could help reduce injury rates.
Just ten minutes a day could change your life
30 March 2021
Dr David Moreau says you don’t need much time in your day to exercise your body and your brain.
Website’s digital stories highlight care of dying Māori kaumātua
29 March 2021
Te Ipu Aronui: A new website that focuses on Māori end-of-life experiences showcases whānau care of kaumātua approaching death.
Women report more economic abuse, controlling behaviour by partners
25 March 2021
New Zealand women in relationships with men are reporting increased levels of economic abuse and controlling behaviour by those partners, University of Auckland research shows.
New Zealand’s abortion anomaly
24 March 2021
Opinion: On the first anniversary of changes to abortion legislation, Rachel Simon-Kumar and Janine Paynter compare NZ to other nations on sex-selective terminations.