Health & Beauty

Streamlined cardiac centre at hospital

It's a flash new facility for heart patients at Tauranga Hospital – a new cardiology centre providing close-to-home, one-stop-shop care. The Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory, or Cath Lab, started receiving patients this week. The lab means... Read More

Fluoride decisions at national level

Water New Zealand says the Government's new bill giving District Health Boards the responsibility of managing the fluoridation of local public water supplies is a good move but the legislation could go further. Water NZ chief executive John Pfahlert... Read More

Make Mykal’s Legoland dream happen!

Mykal Mayne is a typical 13-year-old. He loves Star Wars, Lego and mucking around but he doesn't have the typical teen life. The Papamoa teenager was born with spastic dystonic quadriplegic cerebral palsy – in short he's confined... Read More

What's the deal with wheat?

Why have we become so wheat intolerant? That's the question being answered in a special documentary screening this coming Wednesday in Tauranga. Mount Maunganui and Te Puke Chiropractic clinics are presenting the documentary at Arataki Community... Read More

Understanding and eliminating HIV

With World AIDS Day approaching, one Kiwi academic is says the disease will endure as long as there is stigma, ignorance and a lack of political will to tackle it December 1 is World AIDS Day with the United Nations theme ‘Hands Up for #HIV Prevention'. But... Read More

Boost for migraine research

Migraine research in New Zealand has received a big funding boost with a professor receiving a $220,000 fellowship for two years. The University of Auckland's Professor Deborah Hay is the recipient of the James Cook Fellowship – which comes... Read More

Paralympian an inspiration

Cameron Leslie is living proof disability is no barrier to success. He was born with quadruple limb deficiency, which means all of his limbs are affected in some way. He's missing both legs from above the knee, and only has one thumb on his right... Read More

Is it time to consider a resthome?

When residential care is needed for an older person it can be a very stressful time for the family, says Age Concern seminars coordinator Angela Scott. “Choosing the right facility and understanding the costs involved can be very worrying. The... Read More

Boobops, breast cancer and a Bay girl

Former Taurangian Kerre McIvor is the star at a charity dinner and auction jointly organised by Tauranga Breast Cancer Support Service and the Boobops dragon boat team. The event is on November 19 at the ASB Baypark Stadium Lounge – doors opening... Read More

Walking the length of NZ

A 29-year-old Otago Polytechnic nursing student passing through Pyes Pa, Tauranga and Katikati in November will be walking the length the country to raise money for Arthritis New Zealand. Kazushi Noiri – known as Kaz – starts his epic walk... Read More