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.
Medsafe is advising people taking the dietary supplement Arthrem of a potential risk of harm to the liver.
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.
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.
Canterbury Public health officials are urging the community to get vaccinated after a third case of measles is confirmed in Canterbury.
Convincing parents to get their child vaccinated isn't as simple as giving them the facts, says a visiting disease expert.
Health experts are urging pregnant women to get vaccinated for whooping cough, amid fears the national outbreak of the disease could last years and affect thousands more people.