An advertisement promoting the 2010 Wellington rugby sevens tournament has drawn fire for encouraging young women to drink too much.
An increase in people colouring their hair at a younger age has seen a "dramatic increase" in allergic reactions to hair dye, an allergy specialist says.
People with a disability or health condition say they are often discriminated against, a survey commissioned by the Human Rights Commission has found.
Would-be New Zealand dads are more likely than their Australian counterparts to eat well and exercise regularly while their partners are trying to conceive, a recent survey shows.
Telephone health advice service Healthline has been fielding about 30% more calls since the swine flu outbreak, the Ministry of Health said today.
Efforts to detect early signs of glaucoma in New Zealanders need to be stepped up to avoid many thousands of people unnecessarily going blind, Glaucoma New Zealand (GNZ) says.
Blackcurrants could help athletes recover from the impact of exercise, according to new research.
Smoking could cut your life short by 15 years, the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) warns.
The total number of swine flu cases in New Zealand has jumped more than 50 overnight to 507, the Ministry of Health says.
New Zealand's Healthline received a 40% increase in the number of calls after the Ministry of Health announced yesterday three people with swine flu had died.
A new study has shown that factory-rolled cigarettes maybe the lesser of two evils.
Bakers are preparing to start the "mass medication" of New Zealanders with folic acid from September, despite maintaining it is bad science which defies logic.
New Zealand is the third fattest nation in the developed world, a report has found.
Mental health issues have fallen off the government agenda and could "contribute enormously to the burden of disease" without appropriate policies and funding, the New Zealand Psychological Society says.
New Zealand could be facing a measles epidemic, with about a quarter of children under the age of five at risk of catching the disease, immunisation experts say.
Over 50 percent of women do not know that drinking alcohol when pregnant could harm their unborn child, politicians were told today.
Pharmac will fund a new treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) which it says will significantly improve quality and length of life for sufferers.
It may pay to take a closer look at your colleagues - one may be a corporate psychopath with a "dark side" capable of creating a toxic workplace.
Bakers start producing bread with iodised salt this weekend.
A major tobacco company has rejected claims it is undermining the law by not following regulations on the use of graphic warnings on cigarette packets.