Health & Beauty

Middlemore letter to minister: ’Pulls no punches’

A letter sent to the Health Minister from clinicians at Middlemore Hospital must not be ignored, the senior doctors' union says. The letter on behalf of 13 department heads at the South Auckland hospital said cancer patients were facing delays...... Read More

Free Doctors’ visits prompts tears of joy

She happily got “quite emotional” while flicking through the health provisions of the government’s budget in the lockup before Grant Robertson delivered it to Parliament. “They were going to give under 14-year-olds free access...... Read More

The safe snapping-app for medical staff

Medical staff can’t just use Snapchat or WhatsApp when they want to send private information to another professional, so what can they do when they need to get a second opinion in a hurry? An app for Canterbury health professionals lets medical...... Read More

Cannabis: what’s the harm?

A researcher of the effects of cannabis says any law change to free up the drug’s availability needs to take account of scientifically-robust data showing regular use in young people is associated with a higher risk of mental health issues, use...... Read More

Kids and quads a lethal combination

A young boy had a lucky escape after he fell from a quad bike and was run over by the equipment being towed behind it. WorkSafe says it is a reminder for farmers and families to ensure they are keeping kids off adult sized quad bikes, as riders or passengers. Small...... Read More

Fatal interactions between forklifts and people

A major freight distribution and logistics company appeared in Auckland District Court yesterday after an incident involving a forklift that left a man fatally injured. Toll Networks (NZ) Limited was sentenced after a worker was crushed to death by...... Read More

Do you really need that test? - Consumer NZ

One in five New Zealanders think their doctor has recommended a test or treatment that wasn’t necessary for their health, a survey by Consumer NZ and the Council of Medical Colleges has found. The survey was carried out as part of the organisations’...... Read More

Charges after drugs found in McDonald’s sundaes

A 22-year-old man has been charged after drugs were found in McDonald's sundaes from a west Auckland restaurant last week. Police have confirmed that the individual is not an employee of McDonald's. The man has been charged with two counts...... Read More