Urgent action is needed to address childhood asthma, health care professionals say, as a new report shows Rotorua has the second highest rate of child hospital admissions for the condition.
A deadline for an assisted dying law change has been pushed back again because of a record level of interest.
Hospitals are delaying cutting premature babies' umbilical cords by a minute after a study found it improved their chance of survival by 30 per cent.
Officials realised more than 9500 people were missed from potentially life-saving bowel cancer screening only after members of the public rang in to ask where their invitation was.
Midwives across the country say they are "devastated" with yesterday's Budget announcement and are calling it quits.
The health sector awaits Thursday’s Budget with high expectations but with union economists’ calculating an extra $2.7 Billion is needed to ‘restore’ health services – excluding major pay increases – it is likely that some will be disappointed.
In a timely article University of Otago public health researchers have proposed a framework for a radical reshaping of trade deal negotiations which puts health first before business interests.
An international mental health conference has outraged New Zealand psychiatrists due to a "bad taste" venue choice, with some boycotting the annual get-together with colleagues from across the Tasman and beyond.
Labour's pre-election promise to pump $8 billion into health over the next four years has given the sector high hopes ahead of the Budget.