The gap remains: social inequality is still hurting New Zealand, says report

Progress in reducing social and economic inequalities has stalled in New Zealand, according to The Salvation Army’s annual State of the Nation Report, released today.

Trial expanded to help more people with health conditions into work

A Canterbury trial which helps people with health conditions or disabilities to find and stay in work has been expanded to help hundreds more Cantabrians.

Round three of junior doctors strike today, as fourth strike announced

The third two-day junior doctors strike kicks off this morning, as a fourth round has been announced to happen later this month.

New Zealand’s melanoma rates lower than Australia’s

New Zealand has lost the title as the country with the world’s worst rates of invasive melanoma – but experts say our rates are still significantly and unacceptably higher than other parts of the world and Kiwis need to continue to be vigilant about melanoma prevention.

Resident doctors issue notice of fourth strike

Resident doctors who are members of the NZRDA and employed by DHBs have voted to strike for a fourth time this year.

1600 resident doctors sign open letter to Health Minister

An open letter to the Minister of Health has been signed by more than 1600 resident doctors calling for his support as they continue to negotiate with the DHBs.

Government backs down on planned cuts to HIV prevention

A move to slash spending on HIV prevention was stopped after it threatened to embarrass the Government ahead of next weekend's Ending HIV Big Gay Out.

New Hepatitis C treatment fully funded for Kiwis

A new therapy is now fully funded giving New Zealanders living with hepatitis C the opportunity to be free of the virus in as little as eight weeks.

Health minister promises NZ will improve cancer treatment

Health Minister David Clark promised to harness "a once in a lifetime" opportunity to improve treatment for New Zealanders battling cancer this morning at today's international Cancer Crossroads Conference in Wellington.

Junior doctors ‘frustrated’ by negotiations

"Tired doctors make mistaeks"


Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Why more and more younger people...

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) talks about why she is seeing an epidemic of younger and younger people with fatigue and an inability to cope with life.


Sponsored: Volunteers tackle diabetes in Papua New Guinea

Working with local health providers, Volunteer Service Abroad is tackling diabetes in Papua New Guinea.