Huge demand for services in Auckland stretches health system to the limit say bosses

Auckland health bosses have revealed a picture of a health system at breaking point from underfunding and population growth.

Tauranga midwife working 80 hours a week as service shortage reaches ‘crisis’ mode

Tauranga midwife Cara Kellett sometimes works up to 80 hours a week and sacrifices sleep to keep up with her workload.

Midwifery in ‘crisis’ with pregnant women unable to find lead maternity carers

Midwives have appealed to the Government to urgently deal with a "crisis" in their sector, as they say pregnant women are struggling to get maternity care.

Woman dies after seriousness of symptoms missed

A doctor in New Zealand who did not take the temperature of a woman who died a day later has been found to have failed to recognise the seriousness of her symptoms and to take appropriate action in response

Premature baby’s care: MidCentral DHB slammed

A district health board has been slammed for its substandard care of a premature baby who was later diagnosed with kidney problems more than a week after he was born.

Warnings over dietary supplement Arthrem over liver harm

Medsafe is advising people taking the dietary supplement Arthrem of a potential risk of harm to the liver.

2500 more Kiwis would have survived cancer if they lived in Australia

You are more likely to survive cancer if you live in Australia than New Zealand.

Five new recommendations for pain management

New ‘Choosing Wisely’ recommendations for managing pain – including avoiding benzodiazepines for lower back pain – have just been released by trans-Tasman pain specialists.

Eating more grains could save NZ $600m – report

Eating more "roughage" from grains could save New Zealand $600 million a year, a new report claims.

Hauora Māori Scholarships open

Māori students across all health disciplines are invited to apply for the latest round of Hauora Māori Scholarships that aim to help grow the Māori health workforce.


Advertising Standards Authority upholds complaint against Santa

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) Complaints Board has agreed that Santa should not be used in advertising that promotes Coca Cola to children and young people.