The Health Select Committee has opted not to recommend legalising assisted dying following a two-year inquiry. Instead it has summarised the arguments for and against assisted dying after hearing from 1000 submitters, reports New Zealand Herald political reporter Isaac Davison.
To mark World Hepatitis Day on July 28, the Hepatitis Foundation is encouraging people to get tested if they think they could be at risk of the 'silent disease'.
Shona Andrell has seen stroke from both sides - for 20 plus years as a carer for her husband and more recently as a stroke survivor herself. She shared her experience of how the quality of stroke care has improved at last year's annual South Island Stroke Study Day and here shares it again.
Last month medical specialists Dr Sheridan Wilson and Dr Guy Gudex joined breast cancer survivor, Caroline Eric, on a panel to discuss the impact of breast cancer treatment on fertility in a free webinar run by Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.
Nearly 80 per cent of Kiwis surveyed last month could not identify all the major signs and symptoms of a heart attack.
Communication and cultural 'shortcomings' are highlighted in a review of the Auckland typhoid outbreak that hit a Pacific church congregation earlier this year.