Taiwan president resigns as party leader after election loss

Taiwan president resigns as party leader after election loss

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party following local election losses on Saturday in which voters chose the opposition Nationalist party in several major races across the self-ruled island. Concerns about threats from rival China, which claims Taiwan as its territory, took a backseat to … Read more

Tauranga businesses brace for summer as third wave of Covid-19 cases hits

Tauranga businesses brace for summer as third wave of Covid-19 cases hits

Papamoa East Bakery and Flaveur Breads store owner Robert Korenhoff has had to revert to a takeaway service at the bakery due to staff illnesses and increasing business costs. Photo / Mead Norton Tauranga businesses are bracing for the next few months, battling rising costs, staff sickness, and a shortage of workers as a public … Read more

Woman dies on hike in Utah’s Zion Park, husband rescued

Woman dies on hike in Utah’s Zion Park, husband rescued

SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — A woman died and a man was rescued and treated for hypothermia after they were caught in extreme cold weather while hiking in Utah’s Zion National Park, officials said. The married couple were on a permitted, 16-mile (25-kilometer) hike through the park area known as the Narrows, the National Park Service … Read more

Hope for long Covid sufferers as Pfizer antiviral for patients left with lingering symptoms trialed

Hope for long Covid sufferers as Pfizer antiviral for patients left with lingering symptoms trialed

Hope for long Covid sufferers as new study will trial Pfizer’s antiviral Paxlovid in patients left with lingering symptoms months later 100 people who have had long Covid symptoms for 3+ months will take Paxlovid Researchers want to see if it will help with brain fog, fatigue and weakness 1 in 13 US adults suffer … Read more

Sunshine Coast schoolies reflect trend toward less alcohol, more health-conscious choices

Sunshine Coast schoolies reflect trend toward less alcohol, more health-conscious choices

In a far cry from the packed crowds and pumping DJ sets of the Gold Coast, schoolies on the Sunshine Coast say they are looking for a laid-back vibe.    Key points: Red Frogs director Andy Gourley says drinking habits among schoolies have changed Schoolies on the Sunshine Coast say they want to explore the region, meet … Read more

Straight Up: Matt Chisholm on mental health, challenging masculinity and choosing honesty

Straight Up: Matt Chisholm on mental health, challenging masculinity and choosing honesty

Matt Chisholm. Photo / Charlotte Hedley Over the past 15 years, Matt Chisholm has become one of the country’s most beloved journalists and TV hosts, moving from current affairs in the 1News newsroom to fronting reality mega-hits like Survivor and Celebrity Treasure Island. Yet in recent years, Chisholm has started to open up about the … Read more

Tauranga Hospital patient finds black mould at mental health seclusion room

Tauranga Hospital patient finds black mould at mental health seclusion room

Black mould at Tauranga Hospital’s mental health inpatient unit. Photo / Supplied A patient has raised concerns after finding black mould in a seclusion room at Tauranga Hospital’s mental health unit. A nurses’ union says it is “really inappropriate” for people experiencing mental illness to be exposed to anything detrimental to their physical health. However, … Read more

A to Z guide of confusing medical terms: From what an epidemiologist does to how cryotherapy works

A to Z guide of confusing medical terms: From what an epidemiologist does to how cryotherapy works

With terms such as epidemiologist, cryotherapy and homeostasis, it can sometimes feel impossible to comprehend medical jargon. But, the Mail’s health team have cut through the complex science to explain exactly what these words mean. With terms such as epidemiologist, cryotherapy and homeostasis, it can sometimes feel impossible to comprehend medical jargon. But, the Mail’s … Read more

Chic-fil-ACHES: Eating fatty fast food can trigger pain – even if you’re thin

Chic-fil-ACHES: Eating fatty fast food can trigger pain – even if you’re thin

Chic-fil-Aches: Eating fast food can trigger pain — even if you’re thin and healthy, study suggests Certain fats in fast food known to raise cholesterol and lead to inflammation  Eating bad diet or being obese leads to chronic inflammation and pain sensitivity But now researchers believe even a few off meals can cause similar damage … Read more