60 per cent support for legal cannabis – new poll

Sixty per cent of adults support legalising cannabis for personal use, according to a new poll.

Postponements at Hawke’s Bay Hospital as junior doctors strike

Hawke's Bay Hospital is postponing a number of surgeries and other appointments due to next week's planned two-day national strike by junior doctors.

Half of Northland’s targeted groups vaccinated against deadly MenW

About half of the eligible children and young people have been vaccinated against the virulent meningococcal strain MenW in the Government's urgent programme to combat the outbreak in Northland.

Pharmac to fund ‘life-changing’ hepatitis C treatment, and drug for rare blood disorder haemophilia...

Thousands of Kiwis will have access to new "life-changing" medicines for both hepatitis C and a rare blood disorder.

Fellowship awarded to Bay of Plenty District Health Board recipient for fourth time in...

For an unprecedented fourth time in six years the New Zealand recipient of a prestigious award has come from the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB).

Over 200 suspected suicides associated with DHB failings

At least 208 suspected suicides reported by DHBs in the last year occurred while or soon after the person was under public health care.

Dunedin to fast track outpatients and delay new main building

The $1.4 billion Dunedin Hospital project is being split into two stages so the smaller outpatient and day surgery building can open three years earlier than planned.

Starship children’s hospital in Auckland receives $9m in largest ever donation

A family of lifelike medical manikins that can cry and cough have pulled in the largest ever donation to Auckland's Starship national children's hospital - $9 million.

First strike by GPs goes ahead today

GPs across five iwi health provider practices took the first of five one-hour strikes today in what is believed to the first ever strike by New Zealand GPs.

Northland meningococcal immunisation programme for 22,500 children begins today

Northland's District Health Board boss hopes parents opposed to vaccinating their children will throw their principles out the window and get them immunised against the deadly new meningococcal strain.


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.