It's peak flu season. You're cold, rugged up and squashed on public transport or in the lift at work. You hear a hacking cough, or feel the droplets of a sneeze land on your neck. Will this turn into your third cold this year?
A two-year trial led by scientists at Columbia University in New York suggests the little blue Viagra pills could stop age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, in its tracks.
For chronic conditions nurses “probably achieve equal or better health outcomes” for patients then doctors, a major international research review has concluded.
Kiwi babies will again be safe from the life-threatening complications associated with severe forms of tuberculosis with a new supply of the vaccine available for the first time in more than two years.
A GP on the isolated West Coast can now perform emergency caesareans and other services that means women don’t have to cross the Alps when no obstetrician is on duty.
Getting children to eat their greens is notoriously difficult, but a brand new smartphone app may offer parents a helping hand by making vegetables more psychologically appealing to their youngsters.
The Prime Minister's chief science adviser is calling for the mandatory addition of folic acid to packaged bread, saying it could prevent about 10 babies a year from being born with a neural tube defect.
As Kiwi Mums get ready to lead the global ‘Big Latch On’ this Friday, the World Health Organisation is expressing concern that 3 in 5 babies worldwide are not breastfed in the crucial first hour of life.
It will be breastfeeding en masse for Hawke's Bay mums as they plan to celebrate Breastfeeding Awareness Week.
A respite care centre which caters for Northland's youngest medically fragile residents has officially opened it's doors.