The Government will repeal a disability law described as a "shame on society" and overhaul its policy on paying families who care for their disabled loved ones.
The Tax Working Group’s call to re-direct tobacco tax income to quit support has been backed by Hāpai Te Hauora who says it is time for the Government to take a ‘’brave stand”.
A disability law described as a "shame on society" looks likely to be quashed, with a high-level Government committee to consider its repeal today.
Rotorua mayor and midwife Steve Chadwick was announced as chair-elect at last night’s formal parliamentary launch of the new Federation of Primary Health Aotearoa New Zealand.
ACC should be overhauled to meet the original vision of a single system for people incapacitated by both illness and accidents, says former Prime Minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer.
Schools around the country should operate under a national health food policy to combat diet-related diseases, Otago researchers say.
Treasury officials suggested halting the expansion of the national bowel screening programme as an option to keep Health Minister David Clark's Budget 2018 wish-list within the $750 million to $770 million range, newly released documents show.
The latest suicide statistics are the highest in a decade with calls being made for the Mental Health Inquiry to quickly deliver some solutions to reduce the tragic losses.
Health Minister David Clark called on health professionals to ensure Heather Simpson’s Health Review team hears “early” and “often” about the challenges they face.
Murders may no longer be detected after the national forensic pathology service is dismantled on October 1, pathologists say. By Simon Collins.