Soaring sales of imported wines in China may not be so promising for New Zealand wineries, says a big rural bank.
A growing trend for people to self-diagnose and self-medicate their health conditions using the Internet has medical specialists sounding a warning.
If you think you are the only person in the country who isn't happy at work - think again.
Critics of new television food advertising guidelines say the hours should be extended because most children watch television outside the hours the restrictions apply.
Parents are starting to pick up on healthy eating messages but still face challenges in ensuring the school lunchbox is packed with nutritional goodies, research has found.
A survey of butts by two University of Otago researchers has revealed poor smokers get more out of each fag. Julie Fitzgerald, of NZPA, reports from Wellington.
Children whose mothers eat high-fat diets during pregnancy and nursing are more likely to have an early onset of puberty and to be obese in adulthood, according to Auckland researchers.
Screening for breast cancer in older women could save up to 34 lives a year, says a new Otago University study.
Toddlers in Auckland will be offered a supplemented milk drink as part of a study that aims to reduce serious infection and improve child learning.
A psychological study is to be conducted into whether people take daily medications to stay alive or improve their lifestyle.
An increase in New Zealand's indoor tanning services, despite evidence of their potential skin cancer risk, has prompted calls for industry regulation.
New Zealand men are being urged to treat their health more like their car in a new Cancer Society campaign.
Mental disorders are the biggest health threat to young people, an Australian academic told a New Zealand conference.
In the largest effort of its kind, scientists in the US and Germany have identified 26 genes that, when damaged, appear to promote lung cancer.
Diabetes is attacking young people aged between 12 and 18, according to Diabetes New Zealand.
People are being urged to drink sensibly over the festive period, to avoid clogging up hospitals with unnecessary extra work.
A Wellington PhD student has been recognised for her research into a designer vaccine for cancer treatment.
Women who have an abortion are more likely to suffer subsequent poor mental health, according to a new survey.
Eating salmon is more likely to boost a person's health than popping fish oil pills, according to new research.
Prescriptions for exercise given to "less active'' women offer significant health and quality of life benefits, a New Zealand study has shown.