Latest Ministry of Health figures show 17 percent of adults have arthritis, up from 15 percent five years ago – and Māori are more likely to have arthritis than non-Māori.
American researchers have just announced a breakthrough single blood test for eight common cancer types – including “silent killers” like pancreatic and ovarian cancer that currently have no screening tests.
Hāpai Te Hauora has criticised the Asthma foundation for scaremongering as lobbying pressure builds over how e-cigarettes will be regulated by the new Government.
Updated clinical guidelines for stroke management – from pre-hospital to community care – are now available to download, says the National Stroke Network.
Scale of trichloroethylene (TCE) exposure in New Zealand workplaces over decades more widespread than...
The scale of New Zealanders exposed to toxic industrial solvent trichloroethylene, now linked to a sixfold increase in the chances of developing Parkinson's Disease, extends to thousands of people, across a variety of industries and sectors over several decades, who are now being urged to seek legal advice for a possible class action, a Herald investigation has found.
A low calorie diet can reverse type 2 diabetes and save the lives of millions of sufferers of the preventable condition, research suggests.
The 12 months of treatment with cancer drug Herceptin funded in New Zealand has now been proven to be more effective than the nine weeks previously used.
Pharmac has announced its planning to fund the HIV prevention drug PrEP. The drug reduces the risk of catching HIV in unprotected sex by 90 per cent.