Bus stops and shelters throughout Christchurch could soon be designated smoke-free areas.
An Auckland doctor has admitted 20 charges in relation to the irresponsible prescribing of various anabolic steroids and human growth hormone.
The Government's beleaguered health cost-cutting scheme will be wound up by the end of the month.
A huge cancer trial will sort patients into treatment groups based on genetic mutations in their tumours, rather than by cancer type.
Right to Life lobbies inside court, while pro-choicers protest on the footpath outside.
Labour says the Government's use of social bonds in the area of mental health is "a disaster in the making".
A terminally-ill Wellington lawyer fighting for the right to end her own life might not live to hear the verdict.
Marlborough teens go cold turkey on junk food as a show of support for a school friend who is battling cancer.
Mother in labour one of several patients whose trip to hospital was delayed by Christchurch Marathon.
Groundbreaking new drugs can cure terminal cancer - but you'll need to be super rich to afford them.
A devoted Hamilton mum saves her boy by giving him her kidney.
Peter Meikle doesn't want to think about his son Logan's future or who will look after him when he and his wife are too old to do so.
A Marlborough counsellor has welcomed moves to encourage teachers to cover consent and coercion in sex ed lessons.
A Woolston woman is using community website Neighbourly to encourage others to be open about mental health.
A British doctor who indecently assaulted a woman while working at an NZ hospital was never reported.
Treatment for a young man in an induced coma for 54 days is being held back because of the politics around medicinal marijuana.
"What I always said was, I love my boys more than I loved my chest."
A middle-aged cancer epidemic is being blamed on the West's poor diet and overly generous portions.
A container containing close to 3 million counterfeit cigarettes in Tonga has been seized by customs officials in Tonga.
A case of measles identified in Manawatu has been traced back to Auckland's SkyCity hotel and there are fears other guests may have been infected.
Most look at me and only see a blue-eyed and freckled, 20-something, who loves to run and dance.
Hefty price rises drive older people to accept excesses of up to $4000 on health insurance policies.
Knees, hips, skin and bowels are the body parts people in the Manawatu seem to have the most trouble with.
Community water fluoridation is safe, effective and affordable, according to the Taranaki District Health Board.
Manawatu school scrapes cost over $400,000 in five years, but educators say kids don't need cotton wool.
Palmerston North Hospital's cancer radiation treatment has been cut back as health workers strike over pay negotiations.
Two women suffering after surgical mesh procedures went awry plead for a formal inquiry.
Judge thanks dying lawyer for bringing her case to court.
Board members question logic of flying frozen food to "fruitbowl of the country".
Current laws around parental notification for termination procedures should stay in place, NZ Family Planning says.