Rotavirus outbreak prompts health officials to urge parents to keep sickly children at home.
Brenda Warren has embarked on a 700-day journey to enable her to sit in a chair without feeling shame.
Our school canteens are still selling foods high in saturated fat, sugar and sodium.
An outbreak of the Ebola virus in New Zealand is very unlikely, but definitely possible, a Manawatu Ebola 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.
A trainee doctor wanted to help her dad get fit, so she started a Bollywood-infused aerobics class.
Ataahua was developing like most toddlers her age when one day she suddenly stopped talking.
An elderly woman was given 10 times dose of sleeping pills in error by a nurse, court hears.
A Wellington doctoral student's personal heartbreak is driving her research into the effects of diet on dementia.
Qualms about animal testing could condemn many to brain disease, says researcher.
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.
A boy's life was seriously affected after errors by an audiologist working alone with old equipment.
A decision not to back a procedure that zaps nerves to treat high blood pressure is being described as "dumb" by a former patient.
A government body investigating life-saving science has found it must change the way it operates.
Monica Stubbs was only 23 when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma and had to make a hasty decision.
Otago University researchers have identified a protein that could be targeted by anti-influenza drugs.
Community health could be under threat as fewer medical students want to be GPs.
Hackers unsuccessfully attempted to access health records stored by health IT provider Dr Info.
University of Canterbury given $12m to build world's first human colour scanner.
Recent figures show many midwives are choosing not to be immunised against influenza.
Together for 23 years, 8 kids and another on the way, one couple knew it was time to quit smoking for good.
Of all the harmful acts attributed to alcohol, little is known about the "sleeping giant".
Lower costs at after hours clinics have led to more Auckland kids under 6 using services, research says.
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Teens using cannabis 60 per cent more likely to drop out of high school and nearly seven times more likely to attempt suicide, study shows.
Wife of man who died from pneumonia and H1N1 flu strain says she felt he was sent home to die.
Chinayd O'Sullivan thought her neck was in knots, but reality was much worse.
'Scary' diagnosis left Howard Booth feeling unmotivated, struggling with household tasks and fearing he's failing his son.
Family of woman who died suddenly in hospital told she saved the lives of four people by donating organs.
Cleaning failures including rodents were in more than 30 Wellington restaurants, with eight forced to close.
Major outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases in the Pacific Islands have reached New Zealand.
A motorcycle crash cost Shaun Harris seven years of his life but he can't wait to ride again.
A Christchurch mother grieving her baby wants to help other families facing a similar, sudden loss.
Blood is in short supply in the Auckland region and the NZ Blood Service is urging people to donate.
Increasing tobacco tax by 20 per cent a year would still not be enough to make the country smokefree by 2025, research suggests.
Pharmac will subsidise a $7000 cancer medication that could save hundreds of lives.
A mum, who suffered bleeding for five years, believes doctors missed her cancer due to her youth.
Allan Laumatia's world completely changed after his brother successfully donated a kidney to him.
With most parents unable to tell if a child is overweight, should anyone else be raising the issue?
Reducing salt in your diet could be the key to reducing heart disease, researcher says.
Should fluoride in water be the responsibility of central government?