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A woman died of an infection after serious wounds were poorly managed by a resthome and they became infested with maggots.
About 40,000 more New Zealanders are set to begin receiving potentially life-saving screening for bowel cancer.
Hundreds of pregnant women in Wellington will be invited to have their baby join a world-first, international research project on flu.
Frustrated senior doctors have complained to their district health board bosses and others about poor vital facilities at Palmerston North Hospital.
More than 100,000 health workers are owed about half a billion dollars for payroll breaches, with the country's DHBs facing a billion-dollar deficit.
Patients in the lower North Island are being reassured there is no evidence that any of their personal or health information has been illegally accessed.
Seven seats on the boards of almost every district health board are up for grabs on Saturday in the local body elections, but just how interested voters will be is anyone's guess.
More than a 1000 workers who provide x-rays and scans will walk off the job at public hospitals again today.
X-rays and scans are needed by many patients admitted to hospital but today, from North Cape to Bluff, they were reserved for urgent cases only as radiographers went on strike.
Thousands of patients throughout the country are expected to have X-rays cancelled today as a result of strike action by radiographers.
A breast cancer lobby group says health officials must look closely at the worries surrounding some types of breast implants.
District health boards are accusing a union adversary of mounting a coordinated campaign of strikes in a bid to leverage better pay for its members.
Nearly 4000 New Zealanders fracture their hip every year, and doctors say more needs to be done to help frail elderly people whom it happens to.
NZNO president Grant Brookes has survived an attempt by his own union's leadership to remove him for misconduct.
New Zealand is falling behind other comparable countries on cancer survival, according to a new study released today.
An Auckland clinical director says several issues are confronting GPs, including the fact there are two different brands of the measles, or MMR, vaccine.
Patients are coming into doctors' offices thinking they have a cold only to find out they have measles, a GP says.
Top doctors in Waikato and Northland are calling for a national immunisation programme against measles urgently.
More than 50 schools in the Auckland region have had a student with measles this year.
The government announced today it will establish a national Cancer Control Agency by December this year.
Cancer experts up and down the country are on tenterhooks, eagerly awaiting a long-awaited announcement about cancer from the government this weekend.
A hard-hitting review has revealed deep divisions, including a loss of faith and trust, by nurses in their union during contentious pay talks last year.
An elderly woman with a leg brace developed a painful infection and died following failures by Waikato District Health Board.
Grant Brookes has approached the Employment Relations Authority after a bitter union row that now threatens his position as president of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.
District health boards have thanked senior doctors for their efforts in public hospitals during months of turbulence and industrial action in hospitals.