Neanderthals in America? Maybe so
A startling new report asserts that the first known Americans arrived much, much earlier than scientists thought - more than 100,000 years ago - and maybe they were Neanderthals.
NZ camping website markets ‘miracles’
Following Medsafe warnings the “church of health and healing” based in South America now directs people to a NZ website selling water purification products.
Warnings as brain parasite hits Hawaii
A California couple on their honeymoon and two people who drank a homemade herbal beverage are among the rising number of victims in Hawaii falling ill with a potentially deadly brain parasite.
Schools not the place to wage war on obesity
COMMENT: Dr Darren Powell is shocked that the Ministry of Education has appointed anti-obesity, public health researcher Grant Schofield in an education role.
‘Goldilocks’ planet found nearby
Astronomers have found yet another planet that seems to have just the right Goldilocks combination for life: Not so hot and not so cold. It’s not so far away, either.
Pro-fat school food advisor ready for a scrap
The Ministry of Education’s new Chief Education Health and Nutrition Advisor is expecting to clash with other high-profile public health advocates, Eloise Gibson reports.
The long quest for less addictive drugs
Two million Americans are hooked on prescription pills - a growing dependence on opioids that has mushroomed into a national health crisis, ripping apart communities and straining police and health departments.
Zombie teddy bears make tedious rehab fun
Teamed with a balance board and a smartphone, the terrifying teddies are helping injured humans to recover quicker, Olympic athletes to perform better, and could even help sufferers of Parkinson’s Disease to improve their balance.