A delayed diagnosis left Whanganui man Keith Hindson facing extensive surgery and post-operative radiotherapy.
Alcohol Healthwatch says every New Zealander would benefit from drinking less.
At least three people worldwide are infected with totally untreatable "superbug" strains of gonorrhoea which they are likely to be spreading to others through sex, the World Health Organisation has warned.
A data collection system that is meant to measure patients' progress through the health system from referral to discharge is producing inaccurate results because of issues including IT problems and missing information.
Four New Zealand and Australasian healthcare IT companies have jointly contacted the Privacy Commissioner to flag the issue.
A Dunedin scientist has admitted counterfeiting prescriptions to fuel his painkiller addiction.
For chronic conditions nurses “probably achieve equal or better health outcomes” for patients then doctors, a major international research review has concluded.