Health and medicine
Gestational diabetes: Research suggests improvements in care
18 August 2022
Changing the way diabetes developed during pregnancy is diagnosed could reduce harms for mothers and babies.
If you've recently had Covid, look out for shingles
16 August 2022
There is growing evidence that shingles is occurring at a greater rate in people shortly after being infected with Covid. Helen Petousis-Harris
Breakthrough in search for tinnitus cure
9 August 2022
University of Auckland scientists are excited by results from a trial of a new treatment for tinnitus.
IVF risks low in large study
8 August 2022
Concerns about effects of fertility treatment on children’s development are unwarranted, large study suggests.
Serotonin and depression link not that simple
5 August 2022
Research that questions the evidence for a link between low levels of brain serotonin and depression does not address the wider context of the illness and its impact, writes Frederick Sundram.
Young people ask for help only once
5 August 2022
Psychiatrists are experiencing a perfect storm they fear will have lasting impacts on young people’s mental health, new research shows.
Dylan Asafo: a quiet voice for justice
1 August 2022
Dylan Asafo doesn’t shy from sharing his opinion on health inequity and institutional racism in the justice system.
Medal for Māori health advocate
29 July 2022
Associate Professor Matire Harwood’s passion for reducing inequities and improving hauora Māori has been recognised with an award.
Almost all Kiwi preschoolers eating junk food
27 July 2022
A study of thousands of Kiwi preschoolers finds almost all eating hot chips and other fatty foods and insufficient fruit and veges.
Hope for better cerebral palsy outcomes
22 July 2022
Work to bring forward cerebral palsy diagnoses in babies has had a boost with $200k funding from CP Australia.
Loneliness in older NZers: always, often, sometimes, never?
21 July 2022
Opinion: Loneliness in older New Zealanders is something that can and should be addressed, writes Roy Lay-Yee.
Scientists work on Aotearoa’s own wellbeing diet
18 July 2022
A team of scientists is developing an Aotearoa wellbeing diet targeting metabolic diseases, such as diabetes.