The Government's childhood obesity plan is based on outdated evidence, shows the Government values corporate profit over public good and is unlikely to solve the New Zealand obesity crisis, according to a new critique.
A large proportion of pregnant New Zealand women are at higher risk of poor health outcomes because they don't know how much weight they should be putting on during pregnancy, new University of Otago research suggests.
Sweeping changes to the Smokefree Environments legislation are proposed by University of Otago researchers in a newly published article in the New Zealand Medical Journal.
New University of Otago research suggests a need for greater monitoring of pharmaceutical advertising in New Zealand to ensure that the therapeutic claims they make are justified.
New University of Otago research published in the New Zealand Medical Journal today shows that the young "organ donors of the future" lack the knowledge that could help lift New Zealand's rates of organ donation.
224 people were diagnosed with HIV in New Zealand in 2015—a similarly high figure to last year—according to data released today by the AIDS Epidemiology Group based at the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine ...
The Minister of Health's announcement of the introduction within two years of a new test for cervical cancer to replace the current screening method poses a risk to "our well-established, high-quality" screening programme, ...
An effective national bowel screening programme involving a single test, a sigmoidoscopy, could be introduced in New Zealand within 12 months.
New Zealand is lagging behind in diagnosis and treatment of cancer, compared to Australia and internationally.
Low bone density is very uncommon in patients with coeliac disease, according to new research from the University of Auckland.