Adult cochlear implants to get $6.5m boost following petition

The Government announced the adult cochlear implant programme is to get an extra $6.5m for the 2017-2018 year. 

Local Focus: Jiu-jitsu gives hope to boy with lung condition

The sport of Jiu-jitsu requires speed, agility and fitness. And for this young Tauranga boy, it's his passion.

Obese children more likely to have issues with their emotional health

A just published Taranaki study indicates obese children and teenagers are significantly more likely to have issues with their emotional health and wellbeing, reports the New Zealand Herald.

Major inquiry on voluntary euthanasia does not recommend law change

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.

World Hepatitis Day: encouraging testing for ‘silent’ disease

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'.

Stroke carer and survivor shares her story

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.

Bowel screening rollout invites to begin

The first bowel screening invites are to be sent out this week to eligible people living in the two district health boards kickstarting the staged national rollout, says Health Minister Jonathan Coleman.

6 things you need to know about fertility after breast cancer

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.

Mass MeNZB campaign may have also cut ‘The Clap’

Nurses who helped immunise more than a million young New Zealanders during the MeNZB campaign last decade may have also helped reduce gonorrhoea rates.

Middle-aged Kiwis don’t know signs of heart attacks

Nearly 80 per cent of Kiwis surveyed last month could not identify all the major signs and symptoms of a heart attack.


Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Why more and more younger people...

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) talks about why she is seeing an epidemic of younger and younger people with fatigue and an inability to cope with life.


Sponsored: Volunteers tackle diabetes in Papua New Guinea

Working with local health providers, Volunteer Service Abroad is tackling diabetes in Papua New Guinea.