How can we address Covid anxiety?

How can we address Covid anxiety?

By Mary Breheny Listening to other people’s stories is a powerful way to unite people, and instead of belittling anxieties as illogical, addressing fears with understanding can help us design responses which enable all people to experience security in uncertain...
Screen time: how much is too much?

Screen time: how much is too much?

By Samantha Marsh & Alex Muntz A healthy digital diet is different for different people. We need to learn to listen for what our body and brain are telling us. How much screen time is too much? It’s a question we all want the answer to. But it’s like...
Has research found a breakthrough to treat malaria?

Has research found a breakthrough to treat malaria?

By Harriet Edmund An international collaboration has developed a new drug candidate that stops the malaria parasite from breaking down waste, resulting in fatal ‘molecular constipation’ and hope for new treatments.  Diseases caused by infectious organisms pose an...
My body, my choice? Not this time

My body, my choice? Not this time

By Mike Lee Mike Lee argues that the rights of other people to remain free from harm overrides freedom of choice. Over the last 18 months, most businesses have had a passive role in New Zealand’s Covid-19 recovery plan. The Government has been calling all the shots...
What next for Aotearoa’s COVID strategy?

What next for Aotearoa’s COVID strategy?

By Michael Plank The COVID-zero strategy may be past its use-by date, but New Zealand still has a vaccination advantage. The announcement today that New Zealand will introduce a vaccination certificate by November is welcome news. Whether by “carrot” or “stick”,...
Can viewing art reduce stress?

Can viewing art reduce stress?

By Paul Panckhurst There’s evidence that looking at paintings can reduce stress and anxiety. A researcher wants to know if this phenomenon can help surgery patients heal. Pablo Picasso once said, “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”...