Wastewater flushed down drains and toilets by 80 per cent of the country will be examined for evidence of methamphetamine and other illegal drugs.
All asylum seeker and refugee children and their families on Nauru should be brought to Australia by International Children’s Day on November 20, says the Paediatric Society of New Zealand.
Hospitals are $370 million in the red, causing concern that funding of the country's health system is unbalanced.
Iwi have renewed calls for a mortuary to be established in Tauranga but it is unlikely to happen despite more than 100 coronial autopsies being carried out every year out of the Western Bay of Plenty.
A South Auckland doctor has been stripped of his medical certificate after he indecently assaulted six women.
A Pacific nurse with a passion for child health and a te reo-fluent Kawerau practice nurse are the joint winners of this year’s Young Nurse of the Year Award.
More quit smoking support rather than further tobacco tax hikes are recommended by the Tax Working Group – which also calls on the Government to set clear sugar tax goals.
In the 1890s New Zealand women not only took great strides by gaining the vote but also started making their mark on the country’s health services. Health Central looks at the remarkable group of pioneering women doctors, nurse leaders and health reformers who graduated or rose to prominence in that heady decade.
The daily struggle of an estimated 400,000 Kiwis to speak, be easily heard or understand everyday communications is being highlighted by the country’s speech-language therapists this week.