Spate of Wellington mental health killings under review by coroner

A spate of killings that occurred over a 15-month period in Wellington are being investigated by a coroner.

Patients rally at Parliament for more Pharmac funding for drugs

Hundreds of people are expected to rally at Parliament today to call for more drugs to be funded by Pharmac.

Commissioner appointed for Waikato DHB

The Health Minister has appointed a Commissioner to replace struggling Waikato District Health Board.

Breathing new life into respiratory support

New research could benefit patients with obstructive sleep apnoea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and others that require acute or long-term respiratory support.

Schools get involved for World Asthma Day

Over 130 schools throughout New Zealand have signed up to celebrate World Asthma Day today to educate children and teachers on the triggers and management of asthma.

Asthma rivals malaria’s death toll

Malaria is recognised as a killer – particularly in low-income countries, but less known is that worldwide asthma has a similar death rate and affects nearly one of every 20 people.

Special cafes and approved retail outlets proposed for legal cannabis market

People will vote on a proposal for a legal cannabis market in 2020 with tightly controlled rules

Rest homes: “We cannot continue to absorb these rising costs”

New Zealand rest homes are struggling with rising costs and current funding shortfalls are creating an unsustainable sector.

Hundreds march to Parliament for teen suicide awareness

Marchers for teen suicide awareness in Wellington this morning pushed through the barriers set up at Parliament to place photos of their loved ones at the top of the steps.

Study: Sugar in drinks more dangerous than in food

Sugary drinks are more dangerous than high-sugar foods and are each year causing an estimated 184,000 early deaths across the globe, a new Kiwi study finds.



Sponsored: Why the mitochondria are becoming the next big health topic

Health consumers are increasingly aware of the importance of cellular dysfunction when it comes to healthy aging and managing health issues