The World Health Organisation has declared that CBD - the relaxant property of cannabis used in medical marijuana - should not be a scheduled drug.
New Zealand is following Australia in 'banning' the use of surgical mesh for pelvic prolapses and stress incontinence - a move that follows strong protests for many years from women who have suffered from mesh injuries.
The hard-hitting Havelock North inquiry report should be grabbed as an opportunity to review and rebuild public health capacity nationwide, argues Public Health Professor Michael Baker.
The appointment of former Labour health minister Peter Hodgson to replace the sacked chair of the Dunedin Hospital rebuild project is ‘jeopardising the tough timetable’ set, says National health spokesman. But the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) says it welcomes the Government’s decision and want more local clinical input.
Briefings: Healthcare waiting list complaints rise Health and Disability Commissioner tells Health Minister
Hundreds of documents briefing new Government ministers on key policies have been released. Herald journalists have been analysing the Briefings to Incoming Ministers (Bims). Here we look at the Health Ministry.
Hundreds of documents briefing new Government ministers on key policies have been released. Herald journalists have been analysing the Briefings to Incoming Ministers (Bims). Here we look at Mental Health.
Child poverty is not worsening and some indicators are improving, according to the latest Child Poverty Monitor data – but 27 per cent of children still live in poor households and poverty-related hospitalisations are unchanged.
The Government's inquiry into the Havelock North water contamination outbreak has recommended to make it mandatory to treat all public drinking water supplies in New Zealand, and has called for a dedicated drinking water regulator to be established.