New Zealanders are jumping at the chance to help fight Ebola in Africa.
Reviews of 11 suspected-suicide deaths in have revealed more issues with the mental health service.
No more cancer for Nick
It took five years but Nick White can talk again after losing half his tongue to cancer.
A flock of New Zealand sheep has led to a world-first scientific breakthrough for sick children.
After losing three family members, Masterton 73-year-old Deidre vanGerven has made it her quest to ban asbestos completely.
The redevelopment of Palmerston North Hospital is being backed by the Health Minister.
Mother who watched her 7-year-old daughter die of cancer turns her diary into a book to help other families.
Government axing controversial health cost-cutting entity - but DHBs still need to save $620m.
Peter Eldridge, 78, originally from London, began smoking when he was 12 and quickly started smoking 40 cigarettes a day.
Vanuatuan workers guzzling fizzy drinks think losing teeth at 30 is normal, vineyard contractor says.
Patients with mild ailments asked to stay away from Wellington Hospital, as it struggles to cope with a surge in patients.
It's Australasia's busiest emergency department but it's missing a critical piece of diagnostic equipment.
Marlborough District Council could become the second council in New Zealand to ban sugary drinks.
Health inspectors say they will continue to target tobacco retailers illegally selling to minors, despite cries of entrapment.
Flight cuts will deter young doctors from taking up jobs in isolated regions, rural doctors fear.
Nelson dentist had a history of serious allegations when he closed his clinic owing more than $130,000.
Postnatal depression can happen to any mother, says Nelson midwife Cat Allan.
A dying man's hope for more time with his family comes with a $160,000 price tag.
The worse you are with money the more likely you are to have a dodgy heart, according to new New Zealand-based research.
Girls stressed by assessments are ending up in mental health units and starving themselves.
Clinical scientist Keswar Bokhoree was shocked at the extreme level of obesity in NZ when he arrived.
Renee Walker was mercilessly teased at school. So began a 20-year battle with an eating disorder.
Mother of 12-year-old boy whose doctor asked him if he was sexually active or watched porn is outraged.
Edwin Mares stood in court and told the tooth, the whole tooth - but it wasn't enough.
The Glenn Inquiry's upcoming final report will demand a wholesale reform of alcohol law, saying it would cut family violence.
Schools will be challenged to meet exercise and food standards as part of a project to get Invercargill and Bluff residents healthier.
She's too young for hip replacement and too heavy for op to repair damaged pelvis.
A kickboxer who survived a brain aneurism is now fighting a rare disorder.
One of only two electric heart specialists in the lower North Island has quit after less than three years.
Healthcare is at risk, the health insurance industry is telling newly-minted health minister Jonathan Coleman.
OPINION: Pain is a shocker especially when it's happening to you.
Why is "happy drunk" not enough for some of us? Do you reach your limit and keep drinking?
Government agencies are pushing for reform over the way the health system is funded.
SDHB's reason for turning away patients for colonoscopies may be a smokescreen, Kevin Hague believes.
Labour health spokeswoman Annette King is calling for a total review of the SDHB.
The country's top road cop says people need to be aware of the dangers of driving under the influence of prescription drugs.
Sale of legal highs could be limited to Wellington's CBD if council passes proposed policy.
Sean Prendeville's foot is attached backwards where his knee should be, and it's not a mistake.
Waikato DHB continues to stay ahead when it comes to getting people through elective surgeries.
Best way to tackle obesity is with good nutrition messages in schools, Christchurch dietitian says.
Passengers on flight to Auckland with child who developed measles may have been infected.
Burgeoning health costs and ever-tightening financial restrictions will require a change to how the health system operates, health officials say.
Joy turned to devastation for the Gunstons when pregnant Amy was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
After pain, stress and constant worry, her mother says Maia's birth was a miracle.
A 25 night stay at hospital gave Simone Colwill the idea to write a book to help kids cope with an ill parent.
For prison nurse Ella Smith, the Northern Regional Corrections Facility in Ngawha is her "home away from home".
There will be a critical nursing shortage by 2017 when a large portion of the workforce retires, according to a report.
One in three people referred by GPs to the SDHB for colonoscopies are refused the procedure.
The popularity of laughing gas as a recreational drug is ballooning.
Security staff remove package from Parliament amid Ebola claims in similar incident in Akld.
Should fluoride in water be the responsibility of central government?