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Resthomes say they are exhausted by the constant struggle to find nurses to replace those they lose to better paid jobs in public hospitals.
Specialists say faster and better care is needed for the condition which can wreck relationships and result in unemployment and disability.
Hospital bosses want a national campaign to counter what they say are the damaging messages being put out by anti-vaccination lobbyists.
Bowel cancer statistics highlight wide variations in the way patients with bowel cancer are treated in public hospitals.
Some pharmacists are scrambling to take cough medicines off pharmacy shelves following a toughening up by the Health Ministry.
Junior doctors will sit down with health boards today in a last-ditch attempt to resolve their employment row as their latest 48-hour strike comes to an end.
Auckland District Health Board is facing a major budget blowout and an unplanned deficit of more than $10 million this financial year.
Junior doctors will be back on strike at 8am this morning for 48 hours. Audio
District health boards are accusing the junior doctors' union of making statements in public and to its members that are inaccurate and misleading and or deceptive. Audio
Some senior doctors are calling for an end to the row between junior doctors and district health boards, saying each strike is more damaging to patient care and is unacceptable.
From today tens of thousands of New Zealanders with hepatitis C can receive a free drug that will cure them.
The wife of a terminally ill cancer patient, who had to wait 13 hours in hospital to be flown for care, told the Health Minister today that the government has failed them.
A terminal cancer patient, who says he would have died before being treated via the public health system, is being backed by the Cancer Society in calling for a national cancer plan.
Junior doctors are threatening to keep striking throughout February unless hospitals back down in their employment row.
A new international report released today is calling for global action over obesity, under-nutrition and climate change.
A second two-day strike at public hospitals is likely after mediation between District Health Boards and the Resident Doctors Association failed yesterday. Audio
Researchers at the Auckland Liggins Institute say the faecal material or stools of some people are better than others when it comes to treating some intestinal problems.
Drug-dependent doctors pose more of a risk to themselves than they do to patients, say researchers.
Thousands of people are still waiting too long for follow-up eye appointments that may ensure they retain their vision.
A new drug that treats Hepatitis C is expected to benefit tens of thousands of New Zealanders.
Putting child health services inside a public library in Rotorua has had major spinoffs for both sides.
A Wellington doctor says pressure to get new mothers breast-feeding quickly is driving up the increase in tongue-tie cuts in new-born babies.
The government has today given the go-ahead for a free vaccination programme against the deadly meningococcal disease in Northland.
Dentists say they've noticed a big increase in hotly-debated tongue-tie surgery in babies and it's worrying.
A common practice of cutting tongue-tied babies is being labelled potentially dangerous, painful and frequently unnecessary.