School children surrounded by unhealthy eating messages

A major cause of New Zealand’s high rates of obesity has been mapped in a world-first study.

DHB’s accused of underspending

Some District Health Boards are being accused of underspending on mental health in order to improve their bottom lines.

How the nurse strike will affect you

30,000 nurses will be walking off their job tomorrow after rejecting a pay offer, leaving the health system without 70 percent of its frontline workforce. How will this affect you.

Samoa seizes MMR vaccines

Two toddlers have died in Samoa following MMR vaccinations.

DHBs: Urgent need for sugary drinks tax

DHBs want a tax on sugary drinks - warning the obesity epidemic could result in Kiwi kids living shorter lives than their parents.

Saving skin: founding the world’s best dermatology website

DermNet NZ founder Dr Amanda Oakley goes beyond skin-deep to discuss her journey with the world’s most popular online resource for skin health. By Soumya Bhamidipati.

Nurses’ strike decision announced today

Whether or not Thursday's nursing strike goes ahead will be announced this morning, but District Health Boards says they have robust contingency plans in place just in case.

Little progress made in boosting clinical governance

A new report from the University of Otago has highlighted a lack of progress in clinical governance in NZ’s health system.

Research sheds light on Pacific youth gambling habits

New research funded by the Ministry of Health has revealed the gambling habits of Pacific youth and their mothers.

Men’s health: waterworks, weeing and the enlarged prostate

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.


Death: the symptoms of dying

How much do many of us actually know about the act of dying? In the first of Health Central’s special focus on death and dying – The Death Series – FIONA CASSIE talks to palliative care specialist Brian Ensor about the symptoms of dying.


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