Health

Brave the heat and live longer

Saturday August 15, 2015

Fiery foods such as chilli peppers may do more than burn your tongue - they may also help you live longer.

Any woman not keen on using oral contraceptives might be swayed by new research which shows the pill can also protect against cancer of the womb.

Teau’s incredible weight loss

Friday August 14, 2015

 Teau Aiturau had a huge problem. It was his weight.

Making helmets compulsory for motorbike users isn’t the answer to curbing road accidents and deaths, says secondary school teacher Nga Puna.

Cycling fan wins new ride

Wednesday August 12, 2015

Cycle enthusiast Julie Middleton walked away from Ride Rarotonga with a new bike today, thanks to her participation in the 50 Days for 50 Years cycling campaign.

Flu still plagues island

Saturday August 08, 2015

People are most contagious at the earliest stages of sickness, which could explain the rapid spread of viral infections on Rarotonga, says chief medical officer Dr Bernard Fouke.

Disability workshops begin

Wednesday August 05, 2015

The first of four workshops for families and carers of children with autism or a disability will begin tomorrow.

Autism help at workshop

Friday July 31, 2015

Free workshops will be run throughout August for families and carers of children who have autism or a disability.

Mammogram bus takes to the road

Tuesday July 28, 2015

For the first three days of this week a 19-seater green bus will be doing circuits around the hostels taking visiting women from the Pa Enua up to the hospital for a mammogram. 

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