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Identifying overactive bladder issues just got easier

Friday, 15 May, 2015 - 00:05

Biomedical researchers at Massey University have just published ground-breaking research that could lead to faster diagnosis of bladder problems in women, in a leading specialist journal, the British Journal of Urology.

Easter treats a no-no for pets

Monday, 30 March, 2015 - 10:16

Easter is right around the corner but you need to hide the sweets and chocolate from your pets as well as your children.

If last year is anything to go by, Easter will see a rise in dog owners visiting vets and lodging insurance claims after their pets sniff out the chocolate.

High rate of strep bacteria bugging Kiwi kids

Friday, 13 March, 2015 - 08:40

Over half of healthy New Zealand pre-school children are carriers of Staphylococcus aureus, and one in six hosts Streptococcus pyogenes in their nostrils, throat or crook of the arm, according to new research from Growing Up in New Zealand.

Descent from plough-using societies linked to cancer

Thursday, 5 March, 2015 - 09:12

The ratio of male cancer risk to female risk is significantly higher in populations descended from societies that adopted the plough during the Neolithic period, according to intriguing University of Otago research.

Use painkillers with care - Arthritis NZ

Wednesday, 4 March, 2015 - 12:01

Arthritis New Zealand Chief Executive Sandra Kirby today urged people who use paracetamol not to be alarmed by recent reports of potential health risks. She was referring to media reports of potential risk of death, or kidney, intestinal and heart problems.

Record number of organ transplants

Monday, 23 February, 2015 - 15:52

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the number of organ donors and transplants reached a record high last year.

"I want to acknowledge the generosity of donors and their families and the dedication of staff in making such a difference to so many lives," says Dr Coleman.

Monosilicic acid 'essential in battle to produce food crops'

Sunday, 15 February, 2015 - 22:10

A major mineral is missing in many soils and most soil tests do not even monitor its presence.

People should be paid for donating organs - study

Wednesday, 21 January, 2015 - 06:30

A University of Canterbury study suggests people should be paid for donating organs to address New Zealand’s issue with one of the lowest rates of organ donation in the developed world.

Dialysis patients help themselves to treatment

Thursday, 2 October, 2014 - 09:05

Shane Waraki and Jake Wharewhiti are in no doubt learning to do their own care at Waikato District Health Board’s Regional Renal Centre in Hamilton has given them a quality of life they could only dream of months ago.

Pull on your gumboots, stay well

Friday, 18 July, 2014 - 16:09

Rural Women New Zealand reminds Far North families to be mindful about drinking water, pull on their gumboots, wash hands and faces thoroughly, and cover cuts and grazes before they come into contact with flood water to reduce the chance of getting infections, in particular leptospirosis.