Homeopathic treatment claims to ‘cure’ autism
A controversial homeopathic treatment being sold in NZ blames vaccines for contributing to autism - and claims to cure autism with diluted vaccines.
Gene-editing scientist was no lone rogue
The Chinese scientist who gene-edited twin baby girls appears to have taken the criticism alone, even though 60 others knew what he was doing.
Our GE legislation due for an overhaul
An expert panel has suggested New Zealand’s regulations surrounding gene-technology are well past their use-by date and it’s time for a rewrite.
Why breastfeeding is a public health issue
if we want as many babies and mothers as possible to get the proven benefits of breastfeeding, we need to get serious about supporting families.
Chaos before the M. bovis ‘surge’
What the Minister was told about a massive backlog in tracing Mycoplasma bovis – and how much turned out to be wrong.
Healthcare’s massive carbon footprint
The aviation industry is known as one of the most polluting industries, but the healthcare sector is as bad. There is good news, however.
What gut worms could do for cancer
A medical trial looking at how hookworms affect healthy people could pave the way for hookworm prescriptions to help or prevent conditions from Crohn’s disease to cancer.
Closure on a fishy cold case
A PhD student has possibly cracked the case on one of New Zealand’s fish mysteries and his work could shed light on risks facing other freshwater fish species.