The deaths of three Wellington babies while sleeping beside adults has prompted yet another warning from the coroner.
Blood oxygenation appears to be the key to surviving swine flu for patients suffering respiratory failure, new research shows.
Former Silver Ferns netball captain Adine Wilson is hoping her own brush with melanoma will add weight to this summer's SunSmart campaign.
A record number of people have died in New Zealand in recent years and it's only going to get worse, Statistics New Zealand says.
The number of New Zealanders diagnosed with diabetes now exceeds 200,000 for the first time, the Ministry of Health says.
Getting married is good for you, according a New Zealand-led international study of nearly 35,000 people across 15 countries.
A modified form of prostate cancer treatment -- brachytherapy -- has been used for the first time in the southern hemisphere on two New Zealand patients.
Sleep-deprived new mums are at risk of crashing when they get behind the wheel, a new study shows.
Jandals may have a reputation as the comfy summer footwear choice, but have now been outed as being no better than high heels when it comes to joints and muscles.
Smokers have given the thumbs up to two nicotine replacement products which may become more commonly available, following research from the University of Otago.
Two Auckland researchers say the ordinary oral contraceptive pill is a simple and effective remedy for ovarian endometriomas.
Giving birth might become an easier and safer experience through chiropractic techniques that are being researched by New Zealand specialists.
The risks of using sunbeds far outweigh the rewards, according to new research.
The way parents say hello and goodbye to their children when they are at daycare centres can have a significant impact on their development, says a visiting child education specialist.
Food safety officials say chemical residues or contaminants found in the "average Kiwi diet" pose no safety concerns.
The Stroke Foundation says putting a legal limit on salt in processed foods would save lives.
New Zealand could save an estimated $245 million a year if 90 percent of babies were exclusively breast fed, a recent study indicates.
Fatherhood can be the key to transforming anti-social young men into responsible citizens, according to new research commissioned by Victoria University's Institute of Policy Studies.
A first-of-a-kind prostate cancer treatment that uses the body's immune system to fight the disease has received US government approval, offering an important alternative to more intensive treatments like chemotherapy.