New chief took $50,000 less than offered

The interim chief executive at Waikato District Health Board took $50,000 less in salary than he was offered because he says it was the right thing to do.

Study finds ethnic bias among Kiwi medical students

A newly-published study aims to build understanding of how ethnic bias might affect new doctors in New Zealand.

First human eggs produced in laboratory

Scientists in Scotland have produced the first fully-developed human eggs grown in a laboratory, saying the breakthrough could lead to improved fertility treatments.

Finding your motivation – key to stop smoking

Invercargill stop smoking coaches say quitting is about finding one’s motivation.

Northland teen who suffered toxic shock syndrome urging others to know the signs

Whangarei student Grace Morgan has a warning for others after toxic shock syndrome caused her organs to fail and could have been fatal.

Appeal could see changes to Funded Family Care policy

A successful appeal against a Ministry of Health's application of the Funded Family Care policy could spell change for the policy, especially under a Government that has suggested a review is on the cards.

Further testing due to Ohakea contamination

Central government has reached an agreement with local authorities to further investigate the PFAS chemical contamination at Ohakea airbase.

A whanau app approach to health and motivation

Informed by mātauranga Māori, a co-designed app offers an innovative approach to community wellbeing.

Disabled man’s mum wins appeal over family care payments

An elderly mother who looks after her disabled son 24-7 has won her appeal against a Ministry of Health decision to pay her for just 17 hours of care each week.

New research on women with cancer involved in the ‘unfortunate experiment’

A new report on gynaecologist Dr Herbert Green's "unfortunate experiment" has described the medical experience of 82 women with microinvasive cancer.
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