How Covid swallowed healthy eating and fitness
In the immediate coronavirus battle, we cannot afford to sacrifice long-term health priorities like obesity, heart and respiratory disease, and mental wellbeing argues Jonathan Milne.
The facts about Otago’s Mirror on Society
University of Otago leaders write on the recent discussions about medical admissions, the Mirror on Society Policy and a legal challenge.
NZ’s $10m local vaccine punt
Vaccine trials for international vaccines could take place in NZ. This might help secure access to vaccines in global hot demand.
Euthanasia never anything but a plan B
As long as there are thoughtful, concerned doctors working in NZ, legalising assisted dying never will be anything other than a Plan B for determined individuals seeking to take some control at the end of their lives, writes Matt Vickers.
Double disappointment for conservationists
Mining decisions in the Coromandel have disappointed conservationists and exposed cracks in coalition relations.
Ex-DHB bosses: Why we left
Two former Canterbury health bosses are speaking publicly for the first time since leaving in a rush of resignations
The case for doctor diversity
They’re working to get more Māori and Pasifika students into medical school - should we persevere with affirmative entry policies at our universities?
Vaccine trial halted - what does it mean?
Dr Helen Petousis-Harris answers some questions about why the pause button has been hit on late-stage vaccine trials, arguing it’s an appropriate and safe response.
New sub-cluster has officials on orange alert
The discovery of a sub-cluster of infections related to a “bereavement event” could extend the long tail of the Auckland cold store cluster.