Health

Boy, 4, accidentally given anti-psychotic drug

A four-year-old boy with hay fever who was accidentally given an anti-psychotic drug had to be rushed to hospital after suffering what appeared to be a severe... Read More

Veterans of British Nuclear testing recognised

Up on the upper deck of a navy ship in the late 1950s, back to the blast, listening to the countdown to detonation. First was the flash, then a rolling thunderclap... Read More

Patience is the key to enjoying race day

It's one of the best days on the running calendar - the day when Auckland comes out to run together - and the experts are urging people to stay patient to enjoy... Read More

New allergen labelling good news for consumers

New requirements to make it easier for people to find information about common allergies on food labels come into effect today, Sunday February 25. New Zealand... Read More

KidsCan's concerns about worsening child poverty

The latest child poverty statistics - showing 36,000 more children living below the poverty line - are hugely concerning, but not surprising, KidsCan says. The... Read More

Blood service lifts mad cow restriction

From Thursday, February 29, 2024, people who lived in the United Kingdom, France or Republic of Ireland between 1980 and 1996 for six months or more during the... Read More

Measles epidemic: Calls for urgent action

New Zealand is on the brink of a measles epidemic because of falling immunisation rates, immunity gaps, and an increasing risk of imported cases, according to... Read More

Diabetes: Researchers score $1.4M funding

University of Waikato health researchers have scored additional funding to advance their commitment to reducing inequities in the treatment and care of Māori... Read More

Breast cancer screening: what about the blokes?

The Prostate Cancer Foundation is congratulating the coalition Government on delivering its promised extension of free breast screening, the most common cancer... Read More

Will welfare crackdown impact vulnerable youth?

The government's crackdown on welfare recipients will directly affect young people experiencing homelessness, a youth development advocate says. The Ministry... Read More

Fatality prompts construction industry warning

Serious injuries and worker fatalities have prompted a call from one of New Zealand's largest energy distributors for the construction industry to follow the... Read More

Pseudoephedrine expected back in pharmacies 2025

Medicines containing pseudoephedrine are expected to be available over the counter again next year, ACT leader David Seymour says. David, appointed Associate... Read More