New Zealand's biggest private childcare chain has signed up to Dr Lance O'Sullivan's health-by-email service, amidst mounting concerns for pre-schoolers' health in low-income communities.
Maggot infested scalps, discharging children to cold, damp homes and treating third world diseases are some of the poverty impacts highlighted by paediatricians speaking out following sobering child death statistics.
A campaign to educate the public not to expect health professionals to prescribe antibiotics for their cold and flu symptoms this winter has been launched by Pharmac.
The 1000th participant was signed up this week to a diabetes health and lifestyle programme offered in YMCA ‘not your typical’ gyms around the country.
More severe than the common cold, influenza can cause serious complications such as pneumonia, especially among the elderly, the very young and pregnant women. Experts recommend getting vaccinated as soon as possible.
Five people were hospitalised after taking green pills believed to be ecstasy - prompting a warning from health officials and police.
A major cause of New Zealand’s high rates of obesity has been mapped in a world-first study.
A common health problem for men as they age is an enlarged prostate – for many men it won’t be a bother – for others it brings worrisome to debilitating ‘waterworks’ symptoms. Fiona Cassie talks to Professor Peter Gilling, a Tauranga-based world expert in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.
An influential US government taskforce no longer discouraging prostate cancer screening has been welcomed by the New Zealand’s Prostate Cancer Foundation.