Solidarity against new hospital

Residents held hands in a cirle around the current Buller Hospital in a passive protest against plans for a new hospital ...

"Get up, stand up" could be heard in harmony from a group of concerned West Coast residents protesting a proposed new hospital in their town.

Cut leaves couple in cold video

John and Bona Sinclair have been trying to resolve suspension of John's pension payments leaving them $55 a week to live ...

Christchurch man who married US woman "disgusted" as his pension is slashed from $375 to $80 a week.

Left in the dark about vaccines

A new Growing Up in New Zealand report has shown less than half of pregnant women were given information about ...

A lack of information is discouraging many pregnant Kiwi women from immunising their children.

Health board backs vaccines

The Waitemata District Health Board area has lower levels of immunisation than the national average, due in part to ...

Waitemata DHB board unanimously votes for a statement using clear language around the safety of immunisations.

DHB inquiry drags on

Nigel Murray has been on leave since mid-July while the investigation continues (file photo).

Chairman and board member at odds over health board investigation into chief executive's spending.

DHB manages its messaging

MidCentral DHB board member Karen Naylor questioned the need for members to inform the board chairwoman before speaking ...

OPINION: MidCentral DHB's communication rules do not help voters make informed decisions.

Will Labour help me live? stuff nation

I have a rare and fatal disease - I want to know if Labour is planning on funding treatment for people like me.

I have a rare and fatal disease - I want to know if Labour is planning on funding treatment for people like me.

Synthetic users frustrate doctors

Synthetic cannabis toll sees 20 people treated at Rotorua Hospital in just 10 days (file).

Synthetic cannabis toll sees 20 people treated at Rotorua Hospital in just 10 days.

Mumps outbreak spreads south

At least people are thought to have come down with mumps in Dunedin.

Otago students offered free booster shots after mumps outbreak in South Island centres.

Solomon rejects Treasury apology

Canterbury District Health Board chairman Mark Solomon has rejected an apology from Treasury over its release of ...

Treasury's effort to mend a broken relationship with the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) has failed.

Insulin users raise concerns

Diabetics using NovoRapid insulin are complaining about unexpected problems regulating their blood-sugar levels.

Diabetics are reporting problems with a popular insulin product.

Bullies undetectable on new app

Parents and schools are concerned about a new anonymous message app being used by cyberbullies, Sarahah.

Kiwi teenage bullies are using a new anonymous feedback app to post cruel comments about their peers.

Hospice nurses heaven sent

Nelson Tasman Hospice nurse Brenda Watson, centre, visits Jim and Mollie Pascoe at their home in Stoke.

Fourteen years ago, Jim Pascoe thought he'd be "dead by Christmas" thanks to the Nelson-Tasman Hospice, he's still going strong.

Chemist shakes things up

Chemist Warehouse commercial manager Damien Gance.

Australian retail chain Chemist Warehouse has confirmed it is coming to New Zealand.

DHB code of conduct changed

DHB deputy chairman Brendan Duffy says the code of conduct is not about punishment.

Elected DHB board members must now let the board's chairwoman know before speaking to the media.

Mumps spread south

Some people with mumps get a fever and headaches, and can spread the virus by coughing and sneezing. (File photo)

Rare mumps cases spread in Marlborough, with at least one case linked to an outbreak in Auckland.

A veggie good 'cook off' video

Casebrook Intermediate pupils Xenobia Barr, 13, and Olivia Ineson, 11.

School-grown vegetables made it to the plate for an inter-schools "cook-off" in Christchurch.

Video health link for prisoners

Dr Eddie Tan is involved in a pilot programme with Spring Hill prisoners using video technology to conduct appointments.

A remote video service could help ease the cost of healthcare in prisons.

'Thin, tired, and unwell' stuff nation

My path to wellness has not been an easy road, but things are looking up.

I used to feel shame about being this fragile girl. But now that I am stronger, I only look back at her with love.

Dunedin water not safe yet video

Dunedin resident Alexander Kirk posted this photo on Facebook, saying: "This was my freshly drawn bath at 6pm [Monday] ...

The first drinking water test results from Dunedin are clear, but the council is warning residents against complacency.

Pensioners sell houses to fund surgery

Surgeons warn of "looming crisis" as demand for hip and knee replacements set to double by 2026.

Elderly Kiwis are being forced to sell their homes to fund surgeries and avoid long-term pain and disability, Grey Power says.

Life after a suicide attempt

Nganeko Eriwata attempted suicide 11 years ago and now she is fighting to help educate people on prevention.

A suicide attempt spurred a woman to fight to stop others from getting to the same point.

Staged rebuild of Timaru Hospital

South Canterbury District Health Board chief executive Nigel Trainor said it had decided to shift a planned ...

A proposal to partly redevelop Timaru Hospital has moved up a gear with plans now afoot to rebuild the facility.

Canty kids a 'major priority' video

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern at Addington Primary School making an announcement about mental health in Canterbury for ...

Labour party leader Jacinda Ardern pledges to pour an extra $30m into supporting Canterbury and Kaikoura children's mental health.

A very sick winter

Admissions to hospital for influenza hit a record high at Taranaki Base Hospital in July.

Getting sick in Taranaki has never been easier thanks to this year's influenza strain.

Mental health 'myth busting'

Mind and Body Consultant's Sheree Veysey said Conversations for Change has the potential to dismantle "powerful stigma" ...

A mental health initiative has been launched for people who want to talk, but don't know where to start.

Asbestos found in backyard

Tenant Jade Darbyshire believes his landlords  failed to properly address his concerns about asbestos found in the yard ...

"It's been making people sick for years," claims Paekakariki tenant.

Artie Rocks bring joy to sick boy

Vanessa Palmer said the painted rocks have bought her son Arthur joy.

An Auckland boy battling cancer is staying away from germs but still playing with his mates - using painted rocks.

Youth of the future

Leah Baken talks about her aspirations to help solve problems in Palmerston North's community.

Leah spent weeks in bed unable to move. Now she's up fighting to help others.

Warning over pain relief claims

Panadol and Voltaren are made by United Kingdom pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline, and Maxiclear is made by AFT ...

Voltaren, Panadol, and Maxiclear makers' marketing of products to target specific pain may have breached Fair Trading Act.

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