People convinced large doses of intravenous vitamin C were an effective cancer treatment could end the debate by setting up a randomised controlled trial, Prof Shaun Holt says.
Obesity is so commonplace, many see it as normal. Reducing it will take comprehensive measures similar to those needed to reduce alcohol harm, Prof Doug Sellman says.
Drinking lots of water will not protect your kidneys from disease, but avoiding being overweight might.
Five of the 241 women affected by a breakdown in communication over BreastScreen Aotearoa (BSA) mammogram appointments were found to have cancer when they finally had mammograms, it has been revealed.
It could take three years to put all of the recommendations from the recent critical independent review of Breast-Screen Aotearoa into place.
Increasing regulation is not the way to make sure doctors and other health professionals behave well, the dean of the University of Otago's law school, Prof Mark Henaghan, says.
Complaints by the Otago Daily Times about Minister of Health Tony Ryall and his ministry's initial refusal to release some information have been upheld by Ombudsman Dr David McGee, more than a year after concerns were raised.
The national breast-screening programme's independent advisory group seems unlikely to formally discuss recent screening controversies until July.
If you are still recovering from that Sunday morning lie-in - the one accompanied by cold tea and burnt toast, the gift of something pink, or possibly a power tool you couldn't imagine using in a million years, then this unverified "leaked" recording may be of interest.
Dearest Kim. How's it going in the Dotcom mansion?
Dear John, In a post-Easter spirit of new life and magnanimity, I have forgiven your failure to award me a New Year's gong. You can't hold a wannabe dame down though (not that I am suggesting you would do anything so untoward). I am brimming with innovation and I am thinking big.
It's been exhausting, darlings, this whole iD Fashion Week thing.
John. Go on. Pick me. Please. You know you want to.
Dear friends (including old colleagues from the ODT sports department), I know you have probably all been gutted or on an emotional rollercoaster in the past week or so over Otago rugby. But fair suck of the sav, your performance has let the side down.
Was it a gamble? Could I trust the Queen of Cookery to do the right thing by my Anzac biscuits, or would she be tempted to let them go limp and lose the snap we believed necessary in an A and P show prize-winner?
I was prepared for the triumphant arrival of Ronnie and Maggie, but foolishly forgot they would be accompanied by the talking scales.
If I thought sorting out myriad nooks and crannies in my hellhole of a house was bad for my blood pressure, my attempt for relief from that last week was worse.