Today marks the 90th anniversary of the opening of Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, the country's sole soldiers' memorial hospital.
Researchers have begun a sprawling check on thousands of recently-served Kiwi veterans, amid grave warnings a lack of health support could create a "lost generation".
A pharmacist assumed a new treatment for slowing short-sightedness in children was a prescribing mistake and dispensed eye drops 100 times stronger than prescribed.
New Zealand Initiative economist Eric Crampton responds to University of Otago researchers recent call for a UK-style soft drinks levy and their critique of the NZIER sugary drink tax report.
From 1 April 2018, the UK is putting in place a type of sugary drinks tax – actually a “soft drinks industry levy”. This blog reviews how they are doing it, early signs of its success, and ponders its relevance for NZ. We also take this opportunity to point out some problems with a recent NZIER Report on sugary drink taxes.
Damp housing and gas stoves have been associated with about 20 per cent of childhood asthma burden in a study across the Tasman.