Hundreds of people are expected to rally at Parliament today to call for more drugs to be funded by Pharmac.
If we are going to ask doctors to prescribe cannabis as a medicine, why would cannabis products not be required to meet existing standards, ask experts.
New Zealand has an opportunity to participate in a global survey to assess infection prevention and control programmes in health care facilities as part of World Hand Hygiene Day on 5 May.
Health bosses planned to limit showers and meals for the disabled, create long wait lists for specialist care, and refuse help for autistic children as part of a desperate cost-saving bid.
The mental health ward of Taranaki Base Hospital has been compared to a run-down prison, with several former patients complaining of substandard conditions.
Women with advanced breast cancer appear to be the victims of "global postcode pricing" of treatments, National says.