Dementia doesn’t care what age you are
No matter your age, race, religion, gender, or whether you’re rich or poor - there is a chance you may develop dementia.
Anna Rawhiti-Connell: Black dogs, black holes
Anna Rawhiti-Connell drops the euphemisms to explain how she sees her depression as a gift - albeit one she wishes she hadn’t been given.
Lack of transparency over cancer drugs
The debate over cancer drug funding is further complicated by lobby groups and opaque agendas.
Courts no place for fetal alcohol victims
People with fetal alcohol syndrome are still being punished by the criminal justice system, despite the Teina Pora case, writes Emma Espiner
Calls to regulate ‘Heart Attack Alley’ fast food
West Auckland’s Lincoln Road is not only home to more than 34 fast food restaurants, it’s also within walking distance of seven local schools.
A curious case of fluoride and pregnancy
Advertisements are being seen countrywide claiming a link between fluoride and lower IQ. But scientists are warning people to hold their horses.
Cannabis legalisation and young people
Have under-age children in your life? Chances are you will hold crucial decision-power in NZ’s upcoming referendum on cannabis legalisation.
Conflicts of interest a threat to health
Trust in the medical profession requires evidence be safeguarded from distortion by commercial interests. That’s why anyone seeking to influence public policy should have to declare conflicts of interest.