Controversy continues over whether prescribing anti-reflux medicines for ‘irritable’ or ‘colicky’ babies is effective but a University of Otago study shows the drugs don’t increase the risk of lung infections.
New research hopes to prevent hundreds of children living with perthes disease from suffering chronic pain.
The community as a whole needs a rethink on the way alcohol and drugs are used to address the mental health crisis gripping Whanganui.
A new law could strip judges of the power to decide on anything less than jail time for people who attack paramedics and other first responders.
A disability law described as a "shame on society" looks likely to be quashed, with a high-level Government committee to consider its repeal today.
The granddaddy of addiction practice Doug Sellman and a collaborative Northland project to reduce meth harm were major winners at the recent addiction practice awards.
In the 1890s New Zealand women not only took great strides by gaining the vote but also started making their mark on the country’s health services. Health Central looks at the remarkable group of pioneering women doctors, nurse leaders and health reformers who graduated or rose to prominence in that heady decade.
LifeKeepers Supreme Award winner Brian Lowe discusses the challenges of working in the field of suicide preventon and how everyone can help make a difference. By Soumya Bhamidipati
Rheumatic fever vaccine research involving special ‘yoghurt’ and a whanau-led approach to healthy nutrition are amongst $4.3m worth of grants just announced by the Heart Foundation.