Fast food giant McDonald's might be the healthier option when it comes to straight comparisons with other burger restaurants, but child obesity figures are enough to wipe the smile off Ronald's face.
In December, Nelson woman Michelle Allwright popped over to India for about a week.
After losing their daughter, two parents want other families to be aware of how deadly meningococcal disease can be.
Newly graduated midwives should not go straight into working without oversight, coroner says.
Potentially avoidable problems led to the deaths of Casey Nathan and baby Kymani.
A spicy rice snack pack very nearly turned into the last meal Richard Strang ate.
"Backyard circumcisions" have led to severe infections in several young Auckland boys, officials say.
Struggling to put down that pack of chips or chocolate? It's all because of a pathway in your brain.
Neighbourhood police and Christchurch fitness enthusiasts are giving anyone and everyone the chance to improve their wellbeing at no cost.
While other countries have embraced surgery as a cost-effective way of fighting morbid obesity, a reluctance remains in New Zealand.
A grandmother of nine diagnosed with terminal lung cancer plans on making the most of the time she has left.
Corinne Ambler has swapped the newsroom for a stint in Africa helping in the fight against ebola.
Free wifi is making time in hospital a little more bearable for North Shore patients.
Christchurch nurse Sahra Ahmed wants to change the perception that all Somalis are either pirates or plane hijackers.
All-encompassing sex education and maturing mindsets may reduce teen pregnancies in Manawatu.
NZ neuroscientist calls for greater understanding of how medication is affected by gender.
A 'vanishingly small' number have officially complained about hospital parking.
Fay Lewis dropped her daughter at the school gate each weekday morning in a haze of valium and opiates.
Richard McElrea has spent much of his adult life contemplating death.
Artificial arms are giving two determined Kiwi athletes a 'helping hand'.
More than 900 patients from MidCentral DHB were sent home without their elective surgery last year.
Two years ago, Emma was placed in a psychiatric ward and forced to have seven rounds of electroconvulsive therapy.
Concerns that pregnant women are receiving more scans than ever has sparked a government investigation.
Patients are overdosing in hospital or being sent home with addictions to "hillbilly heroin".
ACC has spent a record $24 million on acupuncture.
Hospital workers frustrated by minimal pay increases say health board chief's half-million salary got a hefty bump.
While most kids are preparing to start the new school year, 6-year-old Deanna Marsden is facing the amputation of a leg and recovering from chemotherapy.
A study shows the bulk of fish oil supplements sold in New Zealand are misleading consumers with false claims.
Palmerston North shoppers will be saving lives after the installation of a new defibrillator.
Flu vaccinations will start three weeks late after major mutations of some strains of the potentially deadly virus.