A ban on fizzy drinks in Northland hospitals has won the
support of staff and the public, the Northland District
Health Board says.
More pre-schoolers are being
hospitalised with dental disease including severe tooth decay
than any other age group, and the rate of admissions in New
Zealand for all age groups have grown significantly in the
past 20 years.
Kids playing weekend games want heavily marketed sports or
caffeinated drinks but a public health researcher says their
choices are unhealthy and of little help on the field.
A healthy mind and a healthy body might be inextricably
linked, writes Felice Jacka
The formula used to treat patients with cholera has spurred a
new sports rehydration drink developed by a company with
links to both Auckland and San Francisco.
A new smartphone application, designed to help consumers
choose healthy food options, has been given the thumbs up by
health experts and consumers.
Women battling the bulge may be fighting more than just sweet
temptation, according to new research showing a fat gene
could be to blame.
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