When Auckland man Brendan Rochford stopped being able to walk 500m unaided, he lost his access to the life-enhancing MS drug Tysabri.
Using the ‘c-word’ for some low risk conditions prompts patients to seek surgery for tumours that are very unlikely to harm them, says an analysis published today in the BMJ.
DHBs are already struggling to meet colonoscopy targets and workforce issues are impacting on the rollout of the National Bowel Screening Programme, says the independent review released today.
For chronic conditions nurses “probably achieve equal or better health outcomes” for patients then doctors, a major international research review has concluded.
Hundreds of Kiwis are backing young woman's petition to make organ donation mandatory in New Zealand as she desperately waits for a call telling her there is a match for the organs she needs.
Primary health providers with good ideas for making a difference to patient care are invited to apply to be part of Whakakotahi 2018 – the latest round of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s primary care improvement challenge.
The first sign of Andrew Neilson's cancer was when a bump on his neck "popped" out one workday afternoon.
"Take action" is the key new message for the stroke awareness campaign FAST.