Several studies have shown that spending time in nature is good for health. Now new research has looked specifically at asthma and found that living in green neighbourhoods protects children from developing the condition.
New research shows that children who live in greener neighbourhoods are less likely to develop asthma, and that the more diverse the plant life is, the more they are protected.
Eight seems like a lot…
We've all hear we should drink eight glasses of water per day, but where did that advice come from, and is it outdated?
The New Zealand government is introducing legislation to become zero-carbon by 2050, but will consider new permits for coal mining, offshore oil drilling and fracking on a case-by-case basis.
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Natural gas is touted as a “bridging fuel” to displace coal while moving to a low-carbon economy. In New Zealand, this is shortsighted and could lead to stranded assets and hold back renewables.
Māori businesses now account for an economic asset base of more than NZ$42.6 billion, made up mostly of small and medium-sized enterprises.
Māori business is booming thanks to entrepreneurs with a strong sense of cultural identity and a willingness to take risks.
Research into workplace cyberbullying among nurses reveals that many also experience other forms of bullying.
Workplace cyberbullying is a growing problem and can cause more harm than traditional forms of bullying. Employers need to take active steps to protect employees from it.
Mount Agung began erupting last week, sending ash columns two kilometres high.
To the people of Bali, Mt Agung is not just a volcano. The "great mountain" holds spiritual power and reflects cultural and political unrest.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, seen here with Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during this month’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting, has moved climate change onto the new government’s priority list.
As part of its 100-day priority plan, New Zealand's new government has pledged to set a target of carbon neutrality by 2050, which means phasing out fossil fuels and products that burn them.
Jacinda Ardern is set to become New Zealand’s new prime minister.
A new coalition government between the Labour and New Zealand First parties signals a move away from neoliberalism towards 'capitalism with a human face'.
About 1% of youths will suffer from chronic fatigue.
A recent study found a coaching program is effective in treating the symptoms of chronic fatigue. So was the study robust?
Bill English addresses supporters at the National Party election night event.
New Zealanders have given the centre-right National Party a fourth consecutive term in office, despite a strong showing from Labour's Jacinda Ardern.
Bill English (right) has campaigned on stability and continuity, while Labour leader Jacinda Ardern (left) is looking for a generational step-change and a new style of politics.
As New Zealanders go to the polls, they may look back on the election campaign as a turning point in the country's politics, regardless of the outcome.
Following the last elections in 2014, New Zealand’s parliament had 26 Māori MPs spread across five political parties.
As New Zealand heads into a general election in less than three weeks, its seven Māori seats are a focus of debate.
Premier league soccer players are some of the team sports athletes who actively use nicotine in competition.
The use of nicotine in sports is on the rise, but there is little research investigating whether it has any effect on performance or could pose a health risk.
This aerial view shows the catchment of the Makaroro river, in the Ruahine Forest Park. The river was to be dammed for the Ruataniwha irrigation scheme.
New Zealand's Supreme Court rejected a proposed land swap that would have seen conservation land used for an irrigation dam, but the government is now considering a retrospective law change.
Fat stigma harms the health and wellbeing of fat people.
Evidence shows fat-shaming health campaigns have little effect on promoting healthy lifestyles and weight loss among fat people.
Tributes and messages to the victims of the Manchester Arena suicide attack on May 22, 2017.
Terrorism is a chameleon by its very nature. Counter-terrorism measures must adapt and ensure a balance of security and liberty.
Young people are disproportionately affected by sexually transmitted infections, but they face several barriers to getting tested.
Despite significant medical advances, rates of sexually transmitted infections are on the rise, including some old foes like syphilis.
A healthy body comes in many shapes.
The Body Mass Index is used to assess the risk of lifestyle diseases, but the relationship between BMI and chronic illnesses remains far from simple.
A new study calls for screening to lower the risk of malnutrition for older people.
Old age comes with many challenges, including concerning levels of malnutrition. But screening and early intervention could make a substantial difference - and save health budget funds.
Smoke rises over the city of Manchester in William Wyld’s painting Manchester from Kersal Moor.
Can the Victorian novel offers us a means of thinking and feeling about our own moment anew?