A Hamilton eye expert is heading to Fiji this month, but not to holiday at the beach.
Cost-cutting at Hutt Valley District Health Board has left staff stressed and confused.
Katy Stonyer always warns people about narcolepsy but they don't get it till they see her collapse.
Ill doctors could be infecting patients, with many going to work despite knowing the risk.
Sovereign will effectively pay its customers' health insurance if they choose not to claim, opting for public system instead.
A bad-luck combination of genes and habits caused me excruciating pain until I took a new approach.
Wellington Hospital is being stretched by winter sickness, with some ED patients waiting more than six hours for a bed.
The worst Ebola disease outbreak on record is unlikely to reach New Zealand from west Africa, authorities here say.
Staff are the victims of over half of assaults at Taranaki Base Hospital's mental health unit.
At the rugby, at church, or on Facebook Maori and Pacific Island patients cannot avoid reminders of their Hutt Hospital appointments.
A patient injected with a used needle has been offered an apology from the negligent nurse.
Alternative health therapist is censured after attempting to heal a girl's "multi-entity aura" without proper consent.
Ralph Wiles experienced it all during his 38 years in medicine in Tokoroa and now it is time to clock off.
Controversial stroke treatment might help Luke Elliott read, write and speak again to his family.
Some nurses will be trained to perform bowel-cancer tests as a crisis due to a shortage of medical specialists grows.
A report into a Waikato rest home where a resident allegedly suffered repeated falls has been embargoed as confidential.
Adding fluoride would spark 'riots' in the street
Petone residents would "riot on the street" if fluoride were added to tap water, says chairman.
More money urgently needed to avoid a looming mental health crisis, says CDHB boss.
Auckland pharmacists would no longer have to hold a licence to pierce customers’ ears if a proposed amendment to the council’s health bylaw is approved.
Survey finds "surprising decline" in marijuana use, possibly due to emergence of "legal highs".
If I hadn't listened to my gut instinct, I doubt I would have reached my recent 40th birthday milestone.
Research project led by Massey University professor could identify indicators of diabetes risk.
Thousands could be at risk from a skin cancer epidemic, as experts plead for action.
Amelia Drummond is affectionately nicknamed "Little Bear" because of the growling sound she makes through the ventilator keeping her alive.
Thousands of embryos, sperm and eggs will soon be discarded as legislated time limits come into force.
When it comes to walking the talk, it seems Ministry of Health staff would rather not.
Medical specialists union has used a speech to dentists to launch an attack on Health Minister Tony Ryall.
Millions wasted as tens of thousands of patients fail to show up to appointments every year.
I've always had asthma but now my daily battle for breath makes it hard just to get out of bed.
St John Ambulance will review their private transport fees after two Waikato patients were overcharged.
Millions of taxpayers' dollars wasted as Auckland patients fail to make it to hospital appointments.
How do you make people understand that you're ill if you don't have any physical symptions?
Provisional forecasts show the DHB will finish $3.8 million ahead of budget for 2013/14.
ACC says it won't pay for surgery to help a teen in constant pain from a rugby injury.
Eagle-eyed pharmacist spotted a shard of glass in a bottle of medicine, sparking national recall.
Westies and North Shore residents are being struck down with more diseases than other Aucklanders.
It's the worst flu season in years, Google reckons - but the Health Ministry's not so sure.
I was a 20-a-day smoker, ate lots of fry ups and was living life to the full. But I didn't want to die.
Nationwide mayoral revolt against legal highs put immense pressure on the Govt to ban the drugs outright, newly released documents show.
When I found out I might have prostate cancer I did the worst thing possible, writes Gary Mills.
The war against drug-resistant superbugs is being lost, but Wellington scientists won't surrender.
A multi-million dollar windfall is waiting to be claimed by as many as 1500 accident victims.
3-year-old Symphonya Turua was born with lissencephaly, meaning she is unable to walk, talk or sit up.
Madiee Merrick has been waiting more than a year in the UK for surgery that will save her life.
The death of a baby from dehydration came after "service failings" at Hutt Valley DHB.
Lack of communication by medical staff about a baby's deteriorating condition led to her death.
I just lay there all day watching TV while the pump besides me shoved various poisons into my veins.
Bruce Stubbs was "scared s...less" as he lay on his back staring up at the fluorescent lights of a hospital ceiling.
Mice can be quite savage when they're cheesed off, along with many other critters - and ACC pays.
Wellington and Queenstown drivers most likely to agree to organ donation on their licences.
Should fluoride in water be the responsibility of central government?