Health

Medical specialists union rile Ryall

Tony Ryall

Medical specialists union has used a speech to dentists to launch an attack on Health Minister Tony Ryall.

No-shows cost millions

doctor

Millions wasted as tens of thousands of patients fail to show up to appointments every year.

Breathing with no air

Man with his head in his hands

I've always had asthma but now my daily battle for breath makes it hard just to get out of bed.

Apology for costly ambulance ride

	 Diana Le Mon

St John Ambulance will review their private transport fees after two Waikato patients were overcharged.

Missed appointments cost millions

Auckland Hospital

Millions of taxpayers' dollars wasted as Auckland patients fail to make it to hospital appointments.

Living with invisible illness

Sad woman, depressed, grieving

How do you make people understand that you're ill if you don't have any physical symptions?

Life's a pain for teen

Jesse Stewart

ACC says it won't pay for surgery to help a teen in constant pain from a rugby injury.

Health board in the black

	 Nigel Murray

Provisional forecasts show the DHB will finish $3.8 million ahead of budget for 2013/14.

Glass slivers prompt medicine recall

Jackie Hamilton

Eagle-eyed pharmacist spotted a shard of glass in a bottle of medicine, sparking national recall.

Auckland's disease hotspots found

emergency care

Westies and North Shore residents are being struck down with more diseases than other Aucklanders.

How bad is this flu season?

stethoscope

It's the worst flu season in years, Google reckons - but the Health Ministry's not so sure.

'I had it all. Then it happened'

Heart attack

I was a 20-a-day smoker, ate lots of fry ups and was living life to the full. But I didn't want to die.

Mayors pushed for legal high ban

Legal high

Nationwide mayoral revolt against legal highs put immense pressure on the Govt to ban the drugs outright, newly released documents show.

The worst year of my life

Generic surgical shot

When I found out I might have prostate cancer I did the worst thing possible, writes Gary Mills.

ACC faces huge compo bill

acc

A multi-million dollar windfall is waiting to be claimed by as many as 1500 accident victims.

Scientists in race against superbugs

Cancer testing, medical testing, laboratory

The war against drug-resistant superbugs is being lost, but Wellington scientists won't surrender.

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