Health and medicine
Cathy Stinear's seven tips to keep your mind sharp
25 June 2020
Your brain is the most precious organ in your body. Unlike other vital organs, it can’t be repaired or replaced if it becomes diseased or wears out. But Professor Cathy Stinear says there are ways to keep it sharp.
Toothpaste created by chemistry student a winner
24 June 2020
There are key aspects of formulating a new toothpaste that are challenging for the novice chemist - the correct amount of foaming and that all-important fresh after-taste are two that are difficult to get just right.
Health review leaves Pasifika out in the cold
23 June 2020
Opinion: Failure to address needs of Pacific people in the health and disability sector review is the final report's most important omission, writes Collin Tukuitonga.
National food strategy needed to fix obesity epidemic
22 June 2020
A report led by public health researchers finds that the Government has made little progress on healthy food policies.
Kris Vette: with Covid-19, let's focus on science
19 June 2020
Opinion: Kris Vette has dealt with challenges caused by a pandemic before. He says the problem with the Covid-19 pandemic is that we haven’t learnt many lessons from the past.
Potential breakthrough for eating disorder sufferers
18 June 2020
Anorexia and other eating disorders may be linked to a nervous system experiencing inflammation caused by stress, according to an international review co-authored by a University of Auckland researcher.
Mental wellbeing after Covid: go early, go hard, go local
12 June 2020
“Go early, go hard, go local,” is the message of a group of mental health experts calling on the Government to urgently redesign how it provides services to protect mental wellbeing following Covid-19.
Time to clear the food swamp
11 June 2020
Fast food operator KFC has backed down in the face of vocal opposition in Otara. Boyd Swinburne applauds the community's action to improve the health of its people.
Worrying trend on vaccination – new study
10 June 2020
Anti-vaccination attitudes in New Zealand are becoming more entrenched among almost a third of the population and the trend is a worrying one, researchers say.
No place for alcohol industry in classroom
10 June 2020
Opinion: Allowing the alcohol industry to fund education programmes in schools hides their less altruistic practices. Nicki Jackson and Rachael Dixon explain.
Gluckman medal awarded to leading scientist
9 June 2020
Professor Wayne Cutfield, an internationally renowned paediatric endocrinologist, is this year’s recipient of the Gluckman Medal for his outstanding contributions to research.
Global survey on Covid-19 launched in New Zealand
4 June 2020
New Zealand joins global survey to understand personal experience of Covid-19 isolation.