Worries over anti-vaxxers: DHBs say diseases like measles are being seen again as infant...

District health boards have anti-vaxxers in their sights, saying diseases almost eradicated in New Zealand are being seen again.

Select committee confirms inquiry into how health system treats Māori

Why Māori suffer worse health than other New Zealanders will be investigated by Parliament.

Give all Kiwis ‘comprehensive and affordable’ dental care: New Zealand Medical Association

All New Zealanders should have access to a "comprehensive and affordable" dental service, the New Zealand Medical Association says.

Lifesaving cancer treatment kits posted in Rotorua and Taupō

The first of 17,000 potentially lifesaving bowel screening kits have been posted to men and women aged 60 to 74 in the Lakes District Health Board area.

Smoking to be banned in cars when children under 18 are present, Govt announces

Smoking will be banned in cars when children under 18 are present minister, Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa has announced.

Free first aid kits into West Auckland homes

A new charitable initiative will see 70,000 first aid kids provided at no cost to West Auckland homes.

Temporary maternity ward for Middlemore Hospital to deal with postnatal bed demand

Plans are underway for a new maternity ward in Auckland to help cater for the growing number of women who are leaving hospital before they are ready because of a shortage of beds.

Additional community clinics in Northland for meningococcal vaccinations

Additional community clinics will be set up as part of stage two of the free meningococcal vaccination programme across Northland.

Housing costs linked to rise in Auckland abortions

Housing costs are being seen as a reason why women can't afford to have a family.

Cancer warning as delays hit gynaecology services: ‘Lives put at risk’

Women are waiting up to half a year for procedures to help rule out cancer - and a GP fears lives are at risk.



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