It’s World Smokefree Day and here in New Zealand vaping and e-cigs are under the spotlight; the reduction in smoking nationwide is being celebrated and – inhale deeply snow-sports lovers – Mt Ruapehu is now smokefree. Jody Hopkinson reports.
Training another workforce to provide adult dental care is not the answer to unmet needs – better subsidies are, argues the New Zealand Dental Association.
A leading GP and anti-smoking campaigner in Whanganui is now actively promoting vaping as an option for people trying to quit smoking.
There are hopes that New Zealand will follow Ireland's lead in changing the law around abortion soon.
Wellington should lead the way in ending sexual violence by providing kaupapa Māori sexual abuse support services, a community group says.
A ground-breaking trial exploring new treatments for child cancer is launching in New Zealand today.
Urgent action is needed to address childhood asthma, health care professionals say, as a new report shows Rotorua has the second highest rate of child hospital admissions for the condition.
Kiwis escaping the winter to catch the rays in Fiji are being warned to be vigilant as the Pacific nation grapples with an outbreak of meningococcal disease.
An increasing number of Auckland children under 15 are being admitted with type 2 diabetes, a study released today shows.