Health records from Carrington Psychiatric Hospital have shed light on how mental health patients were treated more than a century ago.
An Opunake woman has turned tragedy into the gift of life with a remarkable act of charity.
People who visited Rotorua gondola over Easter should check themselves for measles.
Funding for Alzheimer's disease support in the Waikato is a fraction of what other district health boards offer, despite its importance and the increasing need.
A nurse who inherited $300,000 from neighbours she cared for is cleared of wrongdoing.
A midwife who failed the required training courses continued to care for expectant parents.
Patients can trust expert nurses to diagnose tricky complaints, according to research.
The future of Wellington's drinking water supply could be under threat from rising sea levels.
A paraplegic says he had to drive for hours so ACC documents sent to him in error could be destroyed.
Everyone forgets things, but those memory lapses do not necessarily presage the onset of dementia.
Dietitians warn that bigger is not better when it comes to Easter chocolate.
Doctors say meningitis could be almost entirely eliminated in NZ as early as the end of 2015.
A couple are $25,000 out of pocket after decontaminating their home which was once used as a p-lab.
Most users of cannabis would not use more if the drug became legal, survey reveals.
A potentially life-saving operation for a Lower Hutt toddler has been called off, leaving no more treatment options.
A gastro-bug has struck around 10 Waikato Hospital staff over the past week.
A procedure to remove part of an 11-year-old's brain has helped her become seizure-free for the first time in years.
Five more firefighters have sought medical treatment after fighting one of the largest fires in Southland this week.
The southern mayors are taking the fight on legal highs to Parliament and asking for an outright ban.
Drug users are playing a potentially fatal game of snorting mystery white powders, usually at parties.
Insurers need to better recognise and respond to the stress many of their customers are under, a disaster recovery psychologist says.
Many Kiwis are getting high before work - and employers are undertaking drug testing themselves.
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PM unconvinced by "fat tax" on sugary drinks, saying Coke price would have to rise "a lot" before it would affect sales.
Synthetic cannabis puts more New Zealanders in hospital per use than any other drug.
Sometimes Kate Bayliss thinks she failed her son, but also says she tried her hardest to save him.
Radical surgery to remove part of Milan Ellis's brain could have left her blind or paralysed.
Mother whose baby died in her arms believed cot death could only happen in cots.
Anaesthetist was given second chance after being found drunk at work in 2008, but failed breath test.
A Lower Hutt baby turned blue and reached for his mother's face before dying in her arms, a coroner says.
Revelations thousands of ACC forms gathering private medical information may be illegal is "not a big privacy breach", John Key says.
Proposed fund for treatments of rare diseases won't be enough to provide treatment for Kiwi sufferers, health group says.
An iPad is allowing Jordan Winther to understand and communicate with those around him.
Lucky save for woman after star Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy prompted her to get checked.
Kiwis take prescription pills with alarming regularity, particularly 'hillbilly heroin', which is handed out too easily.
Having control gives one very ill Aucklander freedom from the "rubbish" that comes with dying.
New Zealand residents who trained as doctors overseas say they can't find employment here due to discrimination.
Patient says she was left traumatised by "unprofessional" nurse forcing her to swallow painkillers.
A man addicted to synthetic cannabis says some retailers offer big discounts to keep you hooked.
Labour commits to national bowel screening programme, says National has "dragged the chain".
An invisible swathe of middle-class Kiwis are drinking heavily and indulging in drugs. Let's talk about the issues in this live chat.
Teenagers losing faith in official mental health services are turning to informal counselling from those who have lost loved ones to suicide.
Detect an odd flavour to the Wairarapa tap water? It may be a particle of poo.
Te Awamutu's only legal high shop cannot sell until the Ministry of Health decides its fate.
Health officials and doctors have joined forces to have synthetic cannabis banned.
Doctors and nurses accepted drug company-funded trips, meals and gifts worth almost $170,000 last year.
Patient given faulty hip replacement mortgages her home for repair operation in UK.
Not feeling so great? There's an app for that.
Violet Stephen used to laugh and smile. Now she waits as she slowly loses control of her body.
Pregnant Kiwi women are reluctant to step on the scales, leading to underestimated BMI measurements and misguided clinical care, research shows.
Should fluoride in water be the responsibility of central government?