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.
Inadequate care and failure were cited in Health and Disability Commissioner reviews into three deaths
Southern District Health Board calls in Serious Fraud Office to investigate whether it has been defrauded.
It was the best of times. It was about the worst of times.
New super-expensive drugs are coming online - are bureacrats keeping them from us or is there more to it?
They are best mates who will do anything for one another - even give up an organ.
A doctor convicted of indecent assault against the two young children of a close friend has lost his medical registration.
There have been no new cases of measles notified to Waikato District Health Board in the last fortnight.
Alcohol-related hospital admissions in Canterbury climb 18 per cent, costing CDHB about $80 million a year.
Some Taupo residents and business owners are furious they may have been exposed to asbestos.
A former St John volunteer is questioning whether it should be run as a charity given lives depended on it.
National is promising faster cancer treatment and extra money for arthritis, back pain and joint conditions.
Regulators are looking at changing a new rule which would prevent labels saying whether beer is gluten-free.
With no new confirmed cases in nearly three months, Auckland's measles outbreak is over.
A looming legal deadline may spell the death of some people's only chance of having children.
A mum whose baby died in childbirth would've had C-section had she known he was in danger.
Jahmon Tawhai had his first cigarette when he was 7. Ten years later he's keen to stub the habit out.
More mentally ill people will be on the streets as a funding shake-up forces the closure of support services.
About 93 per cent of deaf children who graduate from The Hearing House end up in mainstream schools.
Researchers have identified a new culprit in the epidemic of childhood obesity: parents who can't even tell that their pudgy kids are overweight.
The case of an intellectually disabled New Zealander jailed for 45 years is going to the UN.
GP failed to warn a patient of cancer in a shoulder, saying only that she had a torn tendon. The woman later died.
Councillors are calling for fluoride to be put back in New Plymouth's water supply.
A drug-resistant sexually transmitted superbug making its way to NZ has doctors worried.
This family say their newest family member has nine lives - and they're hoping they are right.
An Auckland power cut has left North Shore Hospital relying on a back-up generator.
An art therapy service for mental health patients is at risk with under-pressure health board budgets.
Inquest to be opened after hospital pierced a woman's heart with an intravenous line.
Be careful in the office. Last year ACC received 47 claims for paper cuts alone.
A health funding battle is being set up between breast cancer sufferers and men with prostate cancer.
It's hard to know what to say to a cancer patient. Lauren Wepa is writing a how-to guide about it.
Health officials say allergy sufferers need to start preparing for pollen season.
Lillian Small fears she may start losing her mind, even before she turns 50.
Review finds New Zealand's fluoridation levels pose no health risks and protect against tooth decay.
A trio of ''cool'' All Blacks joined in a giant 500 person hongi at an Auckland school for Red Nose Day.
Thames-Coromandel and Hauraki districts being used as a pilot for an innovative child healthcare information sharing scheme.
"Stressed" nurse who looked through patients' files fined $6k for serious abuse of her role.
The Pohlen Foundation Trust's work to support an ageing population is about to come to fruition.
Post-quake babies could be more prone to crime, abuse and gambling as adults.
Middlemore Hospital lies within a tsunami evacuation zone, but officials say they are prepared for disaster.
Ambulance services will be able to recruit more staff after receiving a $9.2m boost from ACC.
Mike King believes NZ's biggest mistake about suicide is ignoring those who have the solution.
Mediation sees potential pre-election action by 12,000 health workers taken off the table.
The gap in social equality between European people and Maori and Pacific people is worsening, study shows.
Concerns have been raised about continuing underlying problems with mental health services.
Youth suicide has dropped in NZ but children as young as 10 are still taking their own lives.
A suicide prevention action plan led by the SDHB appears to be making inroads.
Women who plan to breastfeed and then do are the least likely to become depressed.
Fewer Kiwis committed suicide in 2013 but the figure remains "stubbornly high".
Should fluoride in water be the responsibility of central government?