Early estimates of the cost of improving the safety of the country's drinking water supplies are "a bit frightening", Health Minister David Clark has admitted.
Discouraging unnecessary antibiotics and tests this winter is being advocated by the Council of Medical Colleges as part of the ongoing Choosing Wisely campaign.
Unintended consequences will follow if the prohibition against taking another’s life is removed, says Dr Catherine Hallagan, a GP and chair of the Health Professionals Alliance, in the alliance’s recent submission to the Justice Committee on the End of Life Choice bill.
Three medical practitioners tell Tess Nichol about a culture of sexual intimidation and cover-ups in our hospitals.
Important fertility studies are being held back by New Zealand's "restrictive by default" stance on using viable human embryos, researchers say.
New Zealand women are having abortions earlier in their pregnancy – a trend which has been welcomed by Family Planning.
Current legal restrictions on who can approve and carry out abortions and where they can be performed create inequities, risks and are a “shocking” waste of the health dollar, argues the women’s health nurses’ college.
Viral hepatitis is the focus of today’s World Digestive Health Day with Kiwi gastroenterologists pleased with recent increased access to treatment but concerned inequities remain.
Waitematā District Health Board has apologised to two patients and the family of another after losing their referral documents, causing them to wait months for urgent treatment.