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A bitter industrial dispute between junior doctors and their employers cost at least $5 million.
Junior doctors appear to have come out on top in a bitter and long-running row with their employers over safe rosters. Audio
Two companies being sued over leaky copper pipes at Wellington Hospital are seeking to stop the legal action.
New leaks are still being discovered in copper piping throughout Wellington Hospital, MPs have been told.
Wellington schoolgirl Nicole Thornton wants a law change so people with Crohn's and Colitis can use workplace toilets when they cannot find a public loo. Video
Some hospitals already carry out screenings on newborns, but others don't. Researchers are now looking at the feasibility of introducing the practice across the country.
Outspoken - A leading patient advocate, who has pancreatic cancer, is calling for more continuity of the carers who help those with a terminal illness. Audio
Health researchers say people watching televised sport, including children, are exposed to large amounts of alcohol advertising.
Senior doctors are calling out their bosses for getting bigger pay rises than staff.
The Health Ministry is providing up to $2 million to help improve eye services that specialists say are at crisis point.
A woman needed urgent surgery within days of being sent home by an optometrist who failed to examine her eye properly.
Obesity is responsible for one in 10 cases of bowel cancer in this country, public health researchers say.
People with rare health disorders are urging MPs to consider whether extra funding is needed for potentially costly medicines.
A woman in her early 50s needed six operations after keyhole surgery went wrong, damaging her bowel and bladder.
A campaign is being launched today aimed at reducing unnecessary medical tests and procedures.
The Breast Cancer Foundation wants a new drug extended to 160 women already receiving treatment.
A flu expert is calling for a rethink about who can receive the free flu jab as research shows many with the infection have no symptoms but can still spread the virus.
A psychiatrist's treatment of a man who was having suicidal thoughts, and who died after his second consultation, has been criticised as not adequate.
Bowel cancer screening will start in South Auckland and Otago-Southland in the next financial year.
Just one district health board is meeting the government's faster cancer treatment target.
Hundreds of lives are being saved as a result of a decrease in the time taken to see patients in emergency departments, new research has found.
One in four senior doctors and dentists intend to quit in the next five years because of workloads, pay and lack of job satisfaction, a survey suggests.
Eye specialists are frustrated about what they say is a lack of government action over a common eye disorder that can lead to blindness.
Doctors are being urged to test for a little-known STD which is often treated incorrectly because it has symptoms similar to Crohn's disease.
Clinical management problems have for the first time overtaken falls as the most frequently reported cause of patient harm in public hospitals.