Brian Hogan's usually sound judgement went awry when he saw an advertisement on a Kiwi website for "miracle" diet-pill Garcinia Cambogia.
Nearly 100,000 Kiwis have given up the booze in the past five years, according to a new survey by the Ministry of Health.
Inspired by his father's diagnosis of motor neurone disease, Carey Vivian cycled through the Mackenzie Country yesterday on a 4000-kilometre journey.
A year and a half ago, 27-year-old Kelly Widdowson died ten times.
A boy with HIV has been made a ward of the court after his father refused treatment for his son.
A week-long gastroenteritis outbreak at a Blenheim retirement village has been controlled, the village's manager says.
Sonographers working in the public health sector no longer the lowest paid people in their industry.
Maternity services could return to Morrinsville as part of a planned health hub.
For the next year Oliver Grennell is going to be the cheapest date around.
After nearly two decades, a clutch of health providers is closer to setting up under one roof.
Through a tough life of health issues and abuse, Michael Yeatman has always had the support of one person - his aunt, Margaret McKeown.
Over 10 years, Donna Bosson's shoe size increased, her facial features transformed and she battled constant headaches.
Two-year-old Keara Fraser had open heart surgery and suffered a stroke.
Parents were asked to pay for stomach pumping after their three-year-old boy was mistakenly given too much codeine before surgery.
Dietician wants time-out on practice of giving children junk food as a reward for playing sport.
Life-changing surgery is inching closer for five-year-old Maddy Dorrington, with one more fundraising push to go.
Waikato has been out-mojo'ed by other regions, falling two places down the rankings from fifth in 2001 to seventh in the latest count.
New Health Board rules have denied a woman post-cancer breast reconstruction due to her weight.
A heart patient, discharged from Nelson Hospital after stent surgery, was left to find his own way home.
Calm down or you might have a heart attack, research has found.
The Ministry of Health has put in place interim measures to limit the risk of special patients leaving the country after a man who killed his wife fled to India without authorities knowing.
Central Auckland is the place to quit smoking, according to new data.
A fat-busting pill could replace the treadmill and prove an exciting answer to the obesity epidemic.
Harry Leggott promised to give up smoking just to shut up a Timaru Hospital staffer - but he kept his word.
Mila survived the death of her identical twin in the womb. Now she needs a rare and costly operation to have a normal life.
Adults living in poor areas are more likely to be obese, researchers say.
Nurses mistakenly gave a three-year-old boy 10 times the recommended dose of codeine before surgery.
Palmerston North City Council outdoor workers are getting free skin cancer checks as council sharpens up its sunsmart practices.
Counties Manukau Health is facing a predicted funding shortfall of about $100 million.
A young mum is having a double mastectomy after losing five relatives, including her mum, to breast cancer.