More people are getting access to elective surgery and more people are getting faster treatment for cancer as TairÄwhiti District Health (TDH) comes close to achieving national Health Targets.
Independent Auckland CBD optometry practice, Campuspecs, is asking the public to invest in their personal wellbeing by making time for a routine eye examination.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new resource released today is designed to help DHBs, in partnership with their communities, prevent and respond to suicide.
PHARMAC is in active negotiations with several suppliers as a result of its competitive process for rare disorders medicines.
The Smokefree Coalition wants New Zealanders everywhere to mark the tenth anniversary of an international tobacco control treaty by striking a blow against Big Tobacco.
"Growing pains" are not uncommon in children, with up to 20% of children experiencing leg pain during periods of growth. However Arthritis New Zealand CEO Sandra Kirby notes for some children pain in the legs is a symptom that might need further investigation.
Alcohol Healthwatch Director Rebecca Williams says figures released by Statistics NZ yesterday showing a 2 percent decline in alcohol availability are positive, but that New Zealand still has a long way to go in terms of reducing heavy drinking.
A lack of physical exercise is one of the most significant causes of death in New Zealand, and a national action plan is needed to increase Kiwis’ everyday levels of activity.
The risk of brain tumours has not changed significantly with increased mobile phone use, according to new research from the University of Auckland.
A leading demographer says New Zealand’s ageing population and fewer school leavers will have implications for health care demand at all ages.
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