Op-Ed: Aaron Davy: How misdirected kindness can hamper aid

Goods sent through the generosity of the public in response to an emergency is not a new phenomenon. However the history of emergency responses similar to the Samoa measles epidemic includes numerous examples of...

Medical marijuana trial shows positive signs for treating out-of-control epilepsy

A medical marijuana trial of 40 Australian children with hard-to-treat epilepsy has shown cannabidiol has some positive impacts with a manageable side effect.

Why working hard is bad for your health

We are told that hard work can lead to more promotions, a higher pay raise and general overall happiness.

Alcohol apocalypse? New superbug victory looms in war against medicine

We are losing the war against bacteria. Not only are our strongest antibiotics becoming less and less effective. Now drug-resistant bacteria are finding a way to survive alcohol-based disinfectants.

Weighing kids at school has more pros than cons but the reasons may surprise...

By Tim Olds    A Deakin University proposal to measure the height and weight of all Australian school children has understandably generated controversy. Some commentators have labelled it misguided, fearing it could encourage kids to "pursue...

Insights: 2018 Budget in detail

See how the 2018 budget compares to the 2017 budget

Poverty Related Diseases

Why does New Zealand have so many children being hospitalised from preventable diseases?

Hospitals with high death rates face scrutiny

Three provincial North Island hospitals have unexpectedly high death rates, according to data released to the Herald after a two-year wait.

Smoking ban, ten years on: Why more Māori light up

Ten years since smoking was banned in bars, Health reporter Martin Johnston looks at the socio-economic factors influencing tobacco use and we map smoking rates among Māori.


Opinion: Dr Tracey Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

Opinion: Hope is the key


Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the...

Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the...