The latest initiative from the Ministry of Health, a self-help programme featuring John Kirwan, is proving a success at helping depression sufferers.
Two drug websites launching today aim to put a face on addiction with "raw, authentic and uncensored" video testimonials from former addicts.
Disparities remain between Maori and non-Maori health outcomes for many types of cancer, an Otago University report says.
Government drug funder Pharmac says it will save $24 million over the next five years by changing its funding of a widely-used antipsychotic drug.
New Zealanders with myalgic encephalopathy (ME) - commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome - are looking at studies in the United States that show a possible link between the illness and a retrovirus.
Tomorrow is the start of Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month, raising awareness of a disease which kills one woman a day in New Zealand.
An Auckland nutritionist working to reduce New Zealanders' salt intake and prevent obesity has received a top industry award.
Calls to PlunketLine have increased almost 40% since funding was increased last year to cover a round-the-clock service, says Health Minister Tony Ryall.
Levels of hazardous drinking among young women has risen in the last 10 years which could mean a potential increase in foetal alcohol spectrum disorder, the Alcohol Advisory Council (Alac) says.
Six patients who would normally need open heart surgery for chronically blocked arteries were operated on using methods pioneered by the Japanese to open up their arteries in Hamilton this week.
Young people who drink heavily are 80 percent more likely to contract sexually transmitted infections (STIs), a University of Otago study shows.
Preschoolers heading out into the big-wide world of school are emotionally well prepared in New Zealand, a survey has found.
Young Maori and Pacific Island women have the highest rates of up take of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.
New Zealanders are eating red meat more often than ever but in smaller portions, a survey finds.
Gold kiwifruit can help boost a diner's iron levels, according to new research by Massey University.
A Massey University research team needs 1000 pregnant woman to take part in a sleep study.
The weight-loss drug Reductil has been withdrawn from the New Zealand market.
A working group is to investigate why so many babies are being stillborn in New Zealand, despite most of them being full-term, full size babies, "and therefore may have been preventable deaths".
The day-to-day grind of work could be more hazardous for you than you might think.
More than four out of five New Zealanders think work/life balance is attainable, an online survey to which 618 people responded has found.