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Flu rates are still well below average for winter and doctors say the worst is over, despite hospitals being hit with a particularly harsh strain and other illnesses.
Thousands of children are being re-admitted to hospital every year because of poor living conditions, a child health specialist says.
The family of a 27-year-old who died after being tied to a bed for 10 days in a Japanese psychiatric ward say his care was an abuse of human rights.
Canterbury surgeons are so worried about rising bowel cancer among young people that they're running free clinics to check symptoms. Audio
A new study shows that the prices New Zealand pays for medicines are among the lowest in the world.
Insufficient beds and violence are common in secure units for intellectually disabled people who have committed crimes, senior psychiatrists say. Audio
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has launched a new strategy to lift the low rate of organ donation from people who have died.
A Hamilton mother whose daughter nearly died of chicken pox is welcoming a free vaccine being rolled out, and says people should take the disease more seriously.
A performance review of the embattled Ministry of Health is expected to be highly critical of the ministry's leadership team, according to sector sources.
Two busy nurses have been told to apologise after a 15-month-old boy was given the wrong vaccine.
An anaesthetist who gave a patient more than double the correct medication has been censured for breaching a patient's rights.
A 21-year-old has collected nearly 10,000 signatures to push for improved mental health education in high schools, after struggling to seek help herself. Video
The Health Minister has been forced to defend mental health services, as Labour, the Greens and the senior doctors' union question funding levels. Audio
A new drug tested on some New Zealand patients is expected to save the lives of some critically ill patients is nearing worldwide release.
New claims of a crisis in acute mental health services have followed a critical report by the Auditor-General.
A university student with facial fractures went to a hospital emergency department demanding an x-ray but was told they were too busy.
The Mental Health Foundation says today's $224m boost over four years is a "good step forward" but some advocates say it is inadequate and rushed.
The Budget provides almost $4 billion in extra funding for health over the next four years.
A Dunedin woman who lost a son to suicide today pleaded with MPs to launch an inquiry into "broken" mental health services.
A woman in her 30s needed an emergency caesarian and gave birth to a stillborn infant after poor care for her Type 1 diabetes, a report has found.
Fourteen patients suffered vision loss due to delayed care in Otago and Southland, but the lead author of a damning report says he is surprised there weren't more.
More than a dozen people suffered vision loss after delayed eye appointments in Dunedin and Invercargill, despite warnings from doctors, a new report has found. Audio
Hepatitis C sufferers say a highly-expensive drug Pharmac is considering offering to more patients has "given them life".
Health groups are largely welcoming Pharmac's plans for better access to drugs including melatonin, HIV retrovirals and a lung cancer treatment.
Dunedin health chiefs must do more to bolster the city's fragile neurosurgery service, the Labour Party says.