31-Jan-2019 6:59 AM
It has long been assumed that colourful plumage puts birds at higher risk of being spotted by a predator but a new study has a surprising finding – being dull and brown doesn’t necessarily increase the chances of survival.
29-Jan-2019 8:51 AM
Leaders must take a hard line against powerful commercial interests and rethink global economic incentives within the food system in order to tackle the joint pandemics of obesity, undernutrition and climate change, according to a major new report by the Lancet Commission on Obesity.
17-Jan-2019 2:40 PM
Only 24 doctors in 20 years have faced disciplinary action for inappropriate prescribing of drugs of dependence in Aotearoa New Zealand, a new review has revealed. The review’s lead author says the low number probably reflects that discipline is a last resort, which is fitting since drug dependence should be treated as a health issue rather than a crime.
17-Jan-2019 8:34 AM
Fecal transplants could be used to treat intestinal disorders like inflammatory bowel disease – and perhaps even help prevent Alzheimer’s and cancer – if we can unlock the secrets of the gut-rejuvenating “super donor”, say researchers at the University of Auckland-based Liggins Institute.