Health & Beauty

Realising one’s own mortality

  Tauranga man Max Christoffersen was forced to come to grips with his own mortality while on his way to a rugby game. He shares his experience below.  Discovering your mortality is a bitch.  It happened on the way to The Chiefs vs...... Read More

Helping pregnant women with depression

A world-leading new University of Canterbury research trial aims to help pregnant women improve symptoms of anxiety and antenatal depression through better nutrition. Psychology PhD student Hayley Bradley is recruiting pregnant women for a new clinical...... Read More

Transforming respite care

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is today releasing a strategy to transform the way people who care for a disabled family member are supported. Transforming Respite is designed to give disabled people and their family members greater choice,...... Read More

Taranaki hospitals full to capacity

The full house signs are being put up at Taranaki hospitals that are experiencing unprecedented patient demand. Taranaki District Health Board chief executive Rosemary Clements said its 290 beds in New Plymouth and Hawera are full. The biggest demand...... Read More

Milk powder motivates PhD student’s research

A University of Canterbury PhD student is using milk protein to 3D-imprint muscle and bone cells, and hopes one day to see her research used to regrow missing body parts. Electrical and Computer Engineering doctoral candidate Azadeh Hashemi, originally...... Read More

New Zealanders split over legalising cannabis

A new poll carried out by 1 NEWS suggests New Zealanders are almost equally divided on the subject of decriminalising cannabis. The latest 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll shows just under half of the people canvassed (47 per cent) support the sale of cannabis...... Read More

NZ registers keytruda/chemo combination

New Zealand follows the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in being the second country worldwide to register keytruda (pembrolizumab) in combination with chemotherapy for untreated advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Keytruda, which...... Read More

Skier rescued from Mt Ruapehu

A busy weekend for the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was capped off with an “epic search and rescue” effort. The helicopter was tasked by police to assist with a search for a woman who didn’t return from a day’s skiing. She had...... Read More

Rescue helicopter called to East Cape

The Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT rescue helicopter was dispatched to the East Cape on Saturday in response to a medical emergency. The helicopter flew to the settlement of Waihau Bay, where a local woman had become suddenly unwell. The 42-year-old...... Read More

Beware of mosquitoes on winter breaks overseas

As New Zealanders travel abroad this winter, it is important to be aware of health risks in some of the most popular holiday destinations, such as the Pacific Islands. Travellers should take precautions against being bitten by mosquitoes. Risks of mosquito-borne...... Read More