Health & Bodies

Debunking 5 sex myths I learnt as a young Pasifika woman

If your oil dries up, you’re absolutely fine, sis.

NZ must take action on monkeypox now, sexual health experts say

Experts are urging the Government to take steps to prevent monkeypox from becoming endemic.

Including pleasure in sex education could increase condom use, study finds

“Pleasure has been overlooked and stigmatized in health promotion and sex education”.

Monkeypox is causing stigma for gay and bisexual men

As of today, there have been over 20,000 confirmed monkeypox cases worldwide.

Students twice as likely to live in mouldy homes than other NZers

35 percent of students had A4 size mould growing in their flats, a new survey says.

People are banking their poo for the future

NZ experts think something stinks.

Heterosexual sex can be so much better for women. Here's how.

Too many women aren’t reaching their potential for sexual pleasure. It's time to fix that.

Monkeypox has officially arrived in NZ, so what is it?

“It is less contagious than Covid-19 and the outbreaks are much smaller,” Krause says.

Infertility impacts childhood cancer survivors but there may be a solution

Every year 400,000 young people aged 0 to 19 are diagnosed with cancer around the world.

How to spot a concussion and what to do next

Young people are the most at risk of concussions, making up 63% of ACC claims in 2020.

Winter illness is overwhelming our doctors. Here's how you can help

Dr Bryan Betty says New Zealand’s medical system is “the most stressed I’ve seen”.

‘Sexual violence is an epidemic’: NZers want mandatory consent education

“If it’s just helping one person then it’s worth it. It can change people’s lives.”

Letting more students into med school would help with NZ doctor shortage

“Anything we can do to increase supply should be looked at.”

How to swap your old gas heater for a free electric one in NZ

The Warehouse offering free upgrades for those wanting to swap off the gas.

NZ had the highest melanoma death rate in the world in 2020

Alongside Australia, New Zealand also has the highest number of cases of melanoma in 2020. 

NZ AIDS Foundation changes name to honour HIV advocate Bruce Burnett

From Thursday, the New Zealand AIDS Foundation is now the Burnett Foundation Aotearoa.

Monkeypox to become a notifiable disease in NZ

"We are making sure we're as prepared as possible if any cases do appear here."

‘Infertility doesn’t discriminate’: 26-year-old shares IVF journey

“Only on an IVF journey do you get excited about having good eggs”.

Meth laced MDMA tablet found in NZ for first time

Methamphetamine has reportedly been found in an MDMA tablet in New Zealand for the first time.

Self-harm hospitalisations have doubled for 10-14-year-olds

"During the pandemic we’ve been completely online and that takes a huge toll on teenagers."

Taxing sugary drinks drops sales by 15%. Why isn’t NZ doing it?

Researchers analysed more than 60 studies which looked at the impact of sugary beverage taxes.

I never want kids so I had a vasectomy at 32

“Once I figured out that kids aren’t something I dream of, I wanted to commit to that.”

HIV prevention pill PrEP might be easier to access in NZ soon

A proposal has been put forward to remove many of the barriers in place for people wanting PrEP.

Using social media during a manic episode: two NZers share their experience

Research shows people with bipolar disorder are prone to risk-taking behaviour they later regret.

I'm immunocompromised: life won't go back to normal with Covid

In her mid-20s Meg was diagnosed with common variable immunodeficiency.

Is it ok to bang someone based on their star sign? | Horny on Main

Romeo & Juliet were star-crossed lovers after all. But Juliet was also 13, so, you know.

Disabled NZers put at risk during Omicron, inquiry finds

30 organisations and networks provided information to the inquiry.

‘Contraception never came up’: sex ed in Catholic high schools

“There was nothing fundamental to it whatsoever,”

Alcohol needs graphic warnings like ciggies: expert

Picture warnings were 10 times more likely to influence drinking behaviours, a study has found.