It’s just a quick prick for farmers

Free health checks are on offer as part of a national campaign to deliver health checks to farmers.

Report finds there is no harm in passive vaping

Whether you're a smoker or not, you've no doubt heard the rumours. Some might call it science.

Milo pulling its health stars after winning Bad Taste award

Nestle is removing the 4.5 health star rating from its Milo powder, a product given a Bad Taste Food Award by Consumer NZ in 2016.

Hot weather contributes to spike in stomach bug cases

A surge in stomach bug cases this summer is being put down to factors including the country's unprecedented heatwave and lax food preparation practices by holidaymakers.

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.

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.

Fluoride in drinking water improves public health not worsens it, says Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association has re-iterated its support of fluoride in drinking water as a safe and effective way of improving public health.

Concerns over fluoride in drinking water aired by prominent critic

Questioning and opposing the addition of fluoride to Hawke's Bay's water supply was urged of the audience at a fluoride-free meeting last night.

Cantabrians urged to vaccinate after third case of measles confirmed

Canterbury Public health officials are urging the community to get vaccinated after a third case of measles is confirmed in Canterbury.


Anzac Day marks Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital’s 90th anniversary

Today marks the 90th anniversary of the opening of Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, the country's sole soldiers' memorial hospital.