Elderly man died hours after busy nurse accidentally gave him 10 times more medication than prescribed.
60 secondary school students have run 120 kilometres each over five days to raise $100,000 for CanTeen.
Police are receiving 12,000 attempted or threatened suicide calls a year.
Professor says Dunedin Public Hospital is "more than just a provincial hospital".
When it comes to accidental poisoning, it appears men are more likely to drink from a mislabelled container than women.
Lance Gravatt has lost his job and a lot of money but can't give up fighting for his dead son.
A baby's death in an over-crowded home has prompted criticism about unsuitable living conditions.
Children whose mothers took a common painkiller during pregnancy are at higher risk of developing behavioural problems, research says.
Sexually transmitted diseases brought under control last century could be coming back.
Christchurch Hospital redevelopment begins on Monday with a free shuttle to start on October 28.
If we can acknowledge that depression is not a weakness and suicide is not an option, we can change the world, Sir John Kirwan says.
Dunedin Hospital's orthopaedic clinical leader resigns, saying he is "frustrated" with district health board.
The storing of millions of Kiwis' health records online is creating a growing risk of clandestine snooping, the privacy commissioner says.
Mothers are seeking financial compensation from ACC for giving birth after having their tubes tied.
Lucy Lucille Markie was only 29 when she suffered a stroke that left her "crushed and devastated".
A Hamilton couple have stepped up their efforts to discover why their baby died.
Queenstown could become an international mecca for regenerative medicine, with a Chinese delegation looking to open a complex.
Long-standing chief operating officer to shift into a newly created position at the end of Waikato Hospital's $500 million building project.
When teenagers talk about going to the theatre on their birthday, they usually mean the cinema.
Experts accuse bakers of "failing miserably" to get more folic acid into bread.
A GP who failed to check up on a woman's suspected melanoma has been found to have breached professional standards.
Anaesthetist and surgeon censured after woman was in so much pain during a C-section that nurses had to hold down her legs.
The Nextant 400XTi has a purchase price of US$4.95 million (NZ$6m) and has a flying range of about 3700 kilometres.
Kiwis need to start talking about Alzheimer's instead of avoiding the topic, says Reuben Thorne.
Elouise Hemming's cancer stayed away just long enough for a short crop of hair to grow back.
An Irishman's seemingly intractable 15-year battle with ACC is coming to a head.
Rotavirus outbreak prompts health officials to urge parents to keep sickly children at home.
Our school canteens are still selling foods high in saturated fat, sugar and sodium.
Brenda Warren has embarked on a 700-day journey to enable her to sit in a chair without feeling shame.
An outbreak of the Ebola virus in New Zealand is very unlikely, but definitely possible, an expert says.
Pregnant Maori and Pasifika women are offered gift vouchers to stop smoking.
Dylan Byers has spent much of his short life screaming in rage at his family.
Helen Clark has tonight been recognised for her contribution to women’s health in New Zealand.
Three-year-old Savannah Clark has a goal - to be able to walk through the school gate on her own.
Ataahua was developing like most toddlers her age when one day she suddenly stopped talking.
A trainee doctor wanted to help her dad get fit, so she started a Bollywood-infused aerobics class.
An elderly woman was given 10 times dose of sleeping pills in error by a nurse, court hears.
Qualms about animal testing could condemn many to brain disease, says researcher.
A Wellington doctoral student's personal heartbreak is driving her research into the effects of diet on dementia.
Ryan Crotty will feel like he is burying an old friend when his beard is shaved for charity tomorrow.
Sir Michael Brady is a breast man and millions of women worldwide should be glad that he is.
An Invercargill family are facing a long road into the darkness after a horrific crash left their teenage son battling for his life.
Shona Wilburn is about to benefit from a venture set up to help those with life-threatening illness.
Storming midfielder Robbie Fruean looks to have taken his new team and home to heart.
A man was discharged from hospital after a bicycle crash, without doctors realising he had received a spinal cord injury.
High petrol costs are forcing New Zealanders to cut back on their health spending.
Monica Stubbs was only 23 when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma and had to make a hasty decision.
A boy's life was seriously affected after errors by an audiologist working alone with old equipment.
A government body investigating life-saving science has found it must change the way it operates.
A decision not to back a procedure that zaps nerves to treat high blood pressure is being described as "dumb" by a former patient.
Should fluoride in water be the responsibility of central government?