We’ve all heard of antibiotic resistance. The same thing is happening with other causes of infections in humans: fungi, viruses and parasites. This is making thrush and other infections hard to treat.
Understanding which changes are normal and when to seek help is important. Here’s what you need to know.
High levels of diarrhea, scabies and respiratory infections have been reported as bombing campaign progresses – and children are the most vulnerable.
What fell away when the NDIS was rolled out? And what are the chances of such services being revived?
There are a number of ways to ‘detox’. But do they work? And are they safe?
Allowing whānau to be more engaged in the coronial investigation into a suicide would help provide answers for family – and help mental health services improve preventative measures.
We’re getting better at early identification and adult diagnosis has contributed to NDIS numbers. But functional impairment is likely to be given greater emphasis in the NDIS reboot.
As the virus continues to mutate, COVID vaccines are updated. This brings us to the latest announcement about the new ‘monovalent’ vaccines.
Developing new antibiotics is important in the fight against antibiotic resistance. But we also need to use the antibiotics we already have much more wisely – GPs play a major role in this.
Wearing a mask at the shops, on public transport and in other crowded settings will improve your chances of a COVID-free Christmas.
New Zealand’s health and education sectors are largely siloed and separate. But all the evidence points to collaboration within schools leading to better health and educational outcomes for children.
Food prices remain high in both urban and rural areas of Pakistan and achieving food security will remain a challenge for many families.
While it can feel like little progress is being made to stop women being killed by their partners or ex-partners, the data show a steady decline in recent years.
Asexuality remains widely misunderstood. Here’s what it means and how this sexuality became a social movement.
Climate change is seeing more of us with mental health problems and harmful substance use. So we need to start planning now.
Engineered stone is a popular material often used for kitchen benches. But it carries serious health risks for the tradies who work with it.
Public health messaging has focused on the drinking habits of the mother during pregnancy. But a growing body of research shows that what dad is drinking before pregnancy matters too.
Dietary supplements claim to be able to ‘boost your immune system’ to combat disease. But attaining immune balance through a healthy lifestyle and vaccination is a safer bet to keep in good health.
From the frontline battle against antibiotic resistance in Nigeria, to the techniques being used to find new antibiotics. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Researchers are desperately seeking viable alternatives to antibiotics. So what is phage therapy? And how could it help?