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.
Mental health inquiry says 'there was some rage' as it acknowledges public frustration but remains confident of delivering blueprint for change to Government.
Up to 39 senior doctors who process complex ACC claims will be walking off the job around the country tomorrow after pay negotiations stalled over a redundancy deal and well-being claim.
Hospital staff nationwide are being abused daily with reports of death threats, nurses being punched in the face and wrists being broken.
New Zealand babies are dying from syphilis passed on from their mothers during pregnancy.
National says the Government's decision to scrap a pilot improving emergency mental health call responses is 'disgraceful'.
Five people were hospitalised after taking green pills believed to be ecstasy - prompting a warning from health officials and police.
Kiwi researchers have stumbled upon what could be a promising agent against an incurable blood cancer.