Health & Bodies

A day in my life with ADHD

“Having ADHD to me feels like I'm an old iPhone thats battery runs out really quickly.”

Penis problems: A sex expert answers your questions

From ‘why do men cum fast?’ to ‘is blue balls a real thing’?

A person with a brain injury answers your questions

“Just coming to terms with how different my life is now…has probably been the hardest.”

Dental dams make oral sex safer. Why don’t we use them more?

If you’ve never heard of dental dams before, you’re not the only one.

This chest binder changed my life

“It's one of the most important things for a lot of trans-masc individuals.”

A person with borderline personality disorder answers your questions

“People say ‘They're crazy, they can't have relationships’. That hurts me.”

‘Horrific stats’: Rangatahi rally for mental health at Parliament

Advocacy group Mental Health Matters Initiative presented the Government with nine calls to action.

Science has worked out why women are freezing at work

Spoiler it’s because of the patriarchy.

'Peeing hot shards of glass': Struggle to treat chronic UTIs

“Controversy and misinformation means patients are mistreated and suffer.”

Why NZ needs more Māori and Pasifika blood donations

"To give someone the ultimate koha and keep his memory alive is the greatest tribute."

Changes to gender and sexuality education: What’s in the guidelines?

What changes does the coalition government have in mind?

Period poverty: NZ company to supply period underwear in Gaza

“We have a space here to offer manaakitanga.”

Vapes are prescription-only in Australia. Should NZ do the same?

Or will that just create more problems.

Painful periods aren’t normal. This myth delayed my endometriosis diagnosis

“It’s just terrible how [the health sector] doesn’t really take women’s pain seriously.”

This film is the most realistic portrayal of sexual violence I’ve seen

Five things I took away from watching How To Have Sex

'The system is so binary’: How the software GPs use is harming queer patients

“The impact this lack of data storage has on patients is huge.”

More people using cocaine than meth: NZ drug use report

Five key takeaways from the NZ drug use report.

The ins and outs of snoring etiquette

“You’re allowed to be pissed off”

Under 30s want more Covid boosters but can’t get them

We're in a fifth wave of Covid, but many young people had their booster years ago.

NZ bans ‘forever chemicals’ in cosmetics

Studies have shown PFAS may be present in over half of all cosmetics.

Period products in schools are only guaranteed till June. What happens after that?

"To remove a programme like this … would be destructive.”

‘Sunlight is a luxury’: What it's like living with sun allergies

“Not getting enough sun makes me feel like I’m not human.”

I spent 18 months surfing porn sites for research, here’s what I learnt

“I found everything from the truly horrific, through to gorgeous, sexy, and fabulous.”

Petition launches to get students paid for their work on placement

The change would affect students studying health, education and social work.

No one had ever spoken to me about miscarriage. I’m talking about mine

"The loss of a pregnancy is the loss of a dream," writes Ataria Sharman.

Health students don’t get paid on placement and it sucks

Students on clinical placements are paying bills from an empty bank account.

Do brown people need to wear sunscreen?

Different skin tones have different burn times

Nearly 1,000 people died from Covid in 2023

Let’s put that into perspective…