The flu season is under way and the public has been warned it could be nasty.
Skin specialists have called for more dermatologists in the public health sector or risk incorrect diagnosis and treatment.
Nearly 6000 hospital discharge summaries were not sent to patients' GPs because of to a computer glitch.
The national roll-out of a bowel cancer screening programme appears to be a step closer.
Doctors win in tussle with pharmacies over contraception control.
Frontline nursing staff are lagging behind their medical peers when it comes to flu shots.
New Zealand has an extraordinary history of leading social change movements.
Giving her dad a kidney saved the taxpayer thousands, but she's still waiting for support.
Medical innovation is a growing trade area for New Zealand.
Cancer was expected to kill this Taranaki dad within days of his daughter's wedding, but he fought back - and won.
A group of 60 women from the Chatham Islands have arrived in Palmerston North for an epic girls' weekend, and all in the name of health.
Mangakino women are in for free mammograms starting July 9.
Dunedin Hospital has lost orthopaedic training for trainee doctors, forcing them to now train somewhere else.
In a world first, Wellington high schoolers will be tested for a little-known, serious eye disease.
First firms to partner with the Government in its controversial social bonds pilot announced.
Although the shop front has been destroyed, the back door is still open for the Palmerston North community.
Junk food advertising is "powerful, pervasive and predatory" and must be regulated, report says.
Suicide toll rises to its highest figure since the coroner’s office started releasing the statistics.
Tributes pour in as Peter Dunne says prescribing medical cannabis was worthwhile.
Private investment in social health outcomes could take seven years to see results, documents show
Too much food, rather than too little exercise, is probably to blame for expanding waistlines.
Incentives have been proposed to help improve the health of Maori in the Waikato DHB area.
More than 400,000 children are covered for free GP visits, after a 96 per cent initial uptake on the Government scheme.
The Government should treat sugar in the same way as tobacco and alcohol, dental officer says.
OPINION: Extending free doctors to cover all children 13 and under will not be cheap but the pay-off is worth it.
Southern health bosses say bringing the DHB's ballooning deficit under control is not a "slash and burn exercise", but change is inevitable.
Children in Manawatu will have complete free access to doctors, even after hours, from Wednesday.
A Manawatu business owner has questioned a proposal that could see frozen meals shipped in to Palmerston North Hospital, along with job losses.
All teenage NZ girls should be fitted with contraceptive implants or IUDs, Otago researchers say.
Negotiations are under way to offer under 13s free visits to the GP after hours across the Waikato.