The Southern District Health Board will reduce the number of beds for the mentally ill.
A landmark court decision could see hundreds of family caregivers compensated for their time.
A new fertility technique could boost prediction of successful IVF pregnancy by as much as 90%.
An illegal party drug could hold the answer tinnitus sufferers have long been waiting to hear.
An artist is helping develop the skills of plastic surgeons in their pursuit of perfection.
Waikato District Health Board used Facebook to tell Hamilton City Council it had no excuses for withholding fluoride from the city's water supply.
A new and improved female condom is set to hit New Zealand.
The High Court has affirmed the right of local government to fluoridate drinking water.
Dairy farmers once bulked out the All Blacks' forward pack. Not any more.
Govt missed an opportunity to tackle high rates of child abuse with half-hearted response to parliamentary report, critics say.
The average New Zealander would need to cut their daily sugar intake to a sixth of what it is now to meet new World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines.
Twelve-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis is denied life-saving drug costing $360,000 a year.
Passengers on Air NZ flight from Brisbane to Auckland may have been exposed to measles.
People who buy alcohol after 10pm are twice as likely to be binge drinkers or alcoholics than those who buy it earlier.
Investigations continue into the death of a high-needs teen who drowned in a bath while in respite care in Palmerston North.
Researchers have found that a hangover has a "very modest effect on subsequent drinking".
Stethoscopes carry more bugs than doctors' hands, a new study shows.
A health professional who repeatedly had sex with a teenage student staying at his home wants to return to work.
Hospital slated after doctors were too busy to see to an elderly woman who later died.
Warning, this story may make you lose your lunch. But read it anyway - your health may depend on it.
OPINION: Charlotte Dawson's death has started a conversation about suicide.
NZ patient latest person to be diagnosed with incurable brain disorder Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
An outbreak of deadly dengue fever that swamped hospitals in Fiji may be headed here.
A controversial national health programme criticised as "euthanasia in disguise".
An online survey of more than 1800 Kiwis on anti-depressants highlights concerns about the widespread use of the drugs.
Two-year-old Iziyah's health is so fragile even the lift from his 12th floor HNZ apartment is off-limits.
He fled his war-torn country only to be struck down by a medical oversight in New Zealand.
A review should be made of this week's lengthy computer outage at Southern District Health Board, IT expert says.
A lengthy computer outage at Southern District Health Board is "concerning".
Stopping child abuse will only be possible if New Zealand acknowledges children belong to all of society.
The government threw out almost 1.5 million doses of expired anti-flu drug left unused after 2009 swine-flu pandemic.
The family of a 6-week-old Christchurch baby who died from whooping cough have advised people to get vaccinated.
Ambulance officer had to receive psychological help after seeing a mother who died after childbirth.
Extensive vaccinations could have saved a baby dying from whooping cough, coroner says.
Women's best bet to reduce risk of ovarian cancer to have healthy ovaries removed at 35, experts say.
A Christchurch swimming pool is having an unusually high number of closures due to undesirable floaties.
Lab results had to be faxed as the impact of a computer malfunction continued to be felt.
Southern hospitals' waiting times are among the worst in the country, a report says.
Nurses at Dunedin Hospital give Southern District Health Board management until Monday to address their concerns.
Pharmac has rejected suggestions it needs new decision-making criteria when deciding whether to fund treatments for rare diseases.
More cases of measles anticipated after 20 students were struck down at an Auckland school.
The Wellington coroner takes aim at the region's mental health services after a suicide.
The first time Amber Argaet heard of BRCA was while watching a documentary a few years ago.
Dunedin MPs are claiming the city's health services are in crisis after nurses stopped work yesterday.
Probe into deaths of mother and her baby focusses on whether lead maternity carers are supervised.
Three years following the quake, the gap between Christchurch's "haves and the have-nots" is growing.
Doctors are starting to unravel the mystery of why apparently healthy young people die unexpectedly.
Julie Duffy says distressing errors made her relive overwhelming grief over her son's suicide.
Legal high sellers have hit back at efforts to push them out of Hamilton neighbourhoods.
Bottles of hand sanitiser have been removed or are under lock-down at several hospitals as thieves target the high-alcohol substance to get drunk.
Should fluoride in water be the responsibility of central government?