Whether it is the cost or a general dislike of dentists, people in Taranaki don't go to the dentist unless they have to.
Hawke's Bay has NZ's most dangerous drinkers - but nobody is sure why.
Gym-bunnies have shown a growing interest in fuelling-up before hitting the gym, but is their poison of choice an informed one?
Lecretia Seales' court case extends beyond her, and puts others' lives at risk, opponents say.
The Budget's lack of commitment to a national bowel cancer screening programme has outraged health advocates.
The Budget's $76m boost for hospices will help Arohanui fight its annual shortfall of $2.7m.
$12.4 million from this year's budget has gone into extending Waitemata DHB's bowel cancer screening pilot, meaning it will run until December 2017.
Investigation into the care of a resident found in a creek after going missing from a Blenheim retirement village completed.
It has been 25 years since New Zealand took its first meaningful steps towards becoming smokefree.
The Government has boosted the health budget by an extra $1.7 billion.
New alcohol delivery service shuts down its site - at least for now.
Most people know of the dangers of second hand smoke, but not many have heard of the third hand threat.
Parents of cancer victim Gabby Devine challenge people to do an act of kindess in her memory.
Leah Bartels died in March, but her parents only now feel able to talk about their loss.
Lecretia Seales has resigned from the Law Commission before next week's case about her choice over how she dies.
NZ's top medical body calls for a clampdown on alcohol advertising, drinking age, and taxes.
It's been one year since 21-year-old Erica Hume died in the mental health ward in Palmerston North Hospital, and her mum still cries every day.
Dannielle Walker speaks out for Coeliac Awareness Week and says life as a coeliac does get better.
Family members are having to look elsewhere to provide care for loved ones with dementia after bed space reached capacity in the Marlborough.
Natalie Horne will be running further than she has before for a cause close to her heart.
A long-term study has helped gather crucial information concerning Pacific children's health, including issues with weight.
Discovering her 10-month-old had a starfish sticker wedged in his throat for two months was almost a relief for mum Patrice Whelan.
Auckland pharmacist who stole drugs returned by patients de-registered.
Robin Howarth needs a new kidney but has no idea how long he must wait.
A child with life-threatening asthma has a warmer home, thanks to public donations.
Donors are scarce, and access to transplants is unequal and inconsistent, report says.
Public backlash expected over Auckland council's anti-obesity measures targeting dairies.
A Wellington woman who died 12 hours after being admitted with chest pain was "let down" by DHB.
Getting sick in Taranaki shouldn't be too much of a pain with more than 600 doctors and nurses on the case.
Building a hospital of the future that the community can be proud of is the priority for new MidCentral District Health Board boss Kathryn Cook.