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MPs give up alcohol for FebFast

MPs give up alcohol for FebFast

The New Zealand Drug Foundation's annual FebFast challenges people to give up alcohol for the month of February to raise money for four youth charities.

International self-esteem expert visits NZ

Half of women around the world see family relationships as having the greatest impact on their self-esteem and 66% think they're expected to be more physically attractive than their mother's generation.*

Prison health centres up to scratch

New Zealand Prison Health Services have joined other primary health care practices in the country in meeting the standards set for New Zealand general practice.

NZ malaria drug passes first stage trials

An anti-malarial compound first synthesized at IRL, BCX4945, has successfully passed the first stage of a preclinical efficacy study.

Call for submissions on draft nutrition claims standard

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today called for submissions on a draft nutrition, health and related claims Standard.

Vitamin C may enhance tumour radiation therapy - study

Vitamin C may enhance tumour radiation therapy - study

Recent research by the University of Otago, Wellington has shown that giving brain cancer cells high dose vitamin C makes them much more susceptible to radiation therapy.

Prison healthcare shocking - Flavell

Te Ururoa Flavell, MP for Waiariki, is shocked by the Ombudsman's report - the Investigation of the Department of Corrections in relation to the Provision, Access and Availability of Prisoner Health Services which was released today.

Prison health services model unsustainable

Taxpayers would get better value and prisoners a better level of healthcare if prison health services were delivered by a health agency rather than the Department of Corrections.

That's according to a report by the Office of the Ombudsmen tabled in Parliament today.

Broccoli and blueberries may improve gut health

Broccoli and blueberries may improve gut health

Broccoli and blueberries may have positive effects for those suffering with digestive problems, new research suggests.

Putting the focus on healthy skin

Having healthy skin is not just about appearances. Every human adult has over 1.5 metres of skin containing nerve endings, hair follicles, sweat glands and blood vessels. It is the largest organ in the human body.