Cancer warning as delays hit gynaecology services: ‘Lives put at risk’

Women are waiting up to half a year for procedures to help rule out cancer - and a GP fears lives are at risk.

International Men’s Day – 10,000 mo’s and counting

International Men’s Day is held in the heart of Movember with more than 10,000 Kiwi Mo Bros and Mo Sisters signed up this year plus a Mensus survey to gain insight into men’s mental wellbeing.

Serious concern over preschool checks as conditions not picked-up

One of the country's biggest health initiatives - the B4 School Check of four-year-olds – isn't picking up serious problems and could actually widen the rich-poor divide.

New Zealanders biggest consumers in favour of sugary drinks tax, poll reveals

New Zealand's biggest consumers of sugary drinks are leaning towards putting a tax on their fizz, a new poll has revealed.

Parents urged to immunise children against meningococcal B

Meningococcal B can strike at any age, but children are most at risk. A vaccine is the only form of protection and is now available in New Zealand. By Rebekah Fraser.

Warning to be on high alert for symptoms of potentially deadly meningococcal disease

Doctors, emergency departments and the general public are being urged to be on high alert after an increase in the number of people contracting the potentially deadly meningococcal disease.

Kiwi-made test could help save mums, babies

A diagnostic test being developed by a Kiwi researcher could help save the lives of pregnant women and their babies.

Water in, fizz out for November

The Dental Association and the Health Minister are backing the annual Switch to Water challenge but are taking a different spin on the state of children’s oral health.

Today’s kids have more allergies

Allergies are on the rise and scientists have been trying to figure out the reasons behind this spike in recent years.

One-third of Kiwi women forced to miss school and work because of period poverty

A new survey has found one-third of Kiwi girls are forced to skip school or work when they have their period because they can't afford sanitary products.



Sponsored: Hydration – Why is it so important for older people?

A closer look at the risks of dehydration – particularly for older people – and what can be done to reduce these risks.