How DNA can turn your life upside down
A bit of saliva in a tube can reveal through DNA that your world is not what you thought it was.
NZ needs a more nuanced discussion about suicide
We’re finally talking about it, now it’s time for a more complex discussion on the societal drivers of NZ’s high suicide rate.
Finally, good news on pancreatic cancer
For the first time in 30 years, the University of Auckland’s Professor John Winston is feeling positive about the progress being made with notoriously hard-to-beat pancreatic cancer.
Pharmacies flout homeopathy rule
Eighteen months after it was introduced, pharmacies are still ignoring a rule requiring them to let a customer know if a product lacks evidence it works.
Foulden Maar for public good, not pig food
A site described as Dunedin’s Pompeii appears to be safe from the risk of mining after the Dunedin City Council announces its desire to buy Foulden Maar.
Why fully vaxed hospital staff are getting measles
Counties Manukau DHB has confirmed four of its measles-infected hospital workers were front-line staff, while immunisation experts have explained why some staff are getting measles despite being vaccinated.
Tears and frustration over health equity gap
Māori DHB member in tears over widening equity gap, as board confronted with damning statistics and an unfit funding system.
English’s ‘gruesome’ abortion warning
The former PM and his wife have used graphic descriptions of abortions prompting accusations that they’re “scaremongering”.