Pill delivers insulin shot from inside the stomach
Scientists have figured out how to create a swallowable gadget that can inject insulin from inside the stomach.
Party pill testing on animals again?
Former animal welfare policy advisor Shanti Ahluwalia discusses the wider context of re-opening the possibility of testing party pills on animals.
Smallpox: a disease in deep freeze
In the first of an ongoing series on vaccines, Farah Hancock takes a look back at the first vaccine created and the only human disease to be eradicated
‘Anti-ageing’ pill’s breast milk benefit
Breastfeeding women are being warned to wait for clinical trials of a touted anti-ageing supplement before trying it to boost their milk supply.
Antibiotic fears ramp up
As vets try to curb their use of antibiotics, they’re calling MPI to help them by banning direct advertising to farmers.
The ethical quandary of leftover embryos
Parents who have succeeded in the IVF process are in limbo over what to do with perfectly healthy leftover embryos.
Potential link between opioids, birth defect
Health officials are looking into a possible link between prescription opioids and a birth defect called gastroschisis
Why young Kiwis are getting better behaved
Peter McKenzie examines some rapid behaviour changes among our young people, seeing them smoke and drink markedly less than previous generations.