A major review of studies involving 73,000 women worldwide shows the HPV vaccine was both effective and safe at protecting women against pre-cancerous cervical lesions.
Blatant racism from health care workers, combined with poor housing, are a big part of why acute rheumatic fever still exists researcher Dr Anneka Anderson tells journalist Jody Hopkinson.
The Mental Health Foundation says a Government system of partially funding counselling services is stupid.
New Counties Manukau District Health Board chairman Vui Mark Gosche says there are a "whole lot" of things that are a priority in his new role helping to sort out Middlemore Hospital.
Cancer is now the number one killer in New Zealand. More than 23,000 people are diagnosed every year, according to figures released by the Ministry of Health today.
The first ever professional standards for physiotherapists include clear guidelines on sexual boundaries, advertising and treating friends.
Nearly half of people who need a new kidney chose not to ask family or friends to donate one of theirs, preferring to wait for someone to offer, a new study has found.
A world-first blood test which has the potential to revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of people with chronic pain is being revealed at a conference in Sydney today.
Surgeons have demanded an urgent "sea change" at one of the country's largest health boards and accused management of recklessness.