Health

01:18
Otago University Associate Professor Jonathan Broadbent says a survey found about half NZ's population put off necessary dental treatment because of the cost.

Dental expert says dental care in NZ treated like 'luxury', calls for funding overhaul

Otago University's Dr Jonathan Broadbent says about half NZ's population put off dental treatment because of the cost.

02:02
Trio remain in Waikato Hospital after botulism scare.

Family travelling from India to help look after Waikato trio hospitalised in botulism scare

The trio have been hospital since last Friday, after reportedly eating wild boar.

05:24
Helen Clark has urged the government to make dental care fully funded, but Dr Assil Russel says that would be a hard task.

'The government does need to step up' - Calls for age of free dental care to be raised

Dr Assil Russel says she sees people who have lived with dental problems for years due to being unable to afford care.

01:49
The Ministry of Health is concerned about hazardous alcohol use by those under 25.

Despite dramatic drop in teen smoking, alcohol consumption remains same

Alcohol Healthwatch want to restrict advertising and put up the price.

01:57
A Canterbury University study could have implications worldwide because of the rise of superbugs.

NZ study reveals herbicides' role in superbugs

Canterbury University researchers found chemicals used in weedkillers could be contributing to antibiotic resistance.

Concerns use of weed killer is linked to antibiotic resistance

"We need to reconsider our use of herbicides," a researcher said.

02:22

Waikato trio hospitalised after eating wild boar being treated for botulism

The source of the illness is yet to be officially confirmed.

Waikato trio poisoned after eating wild boar on the improve - one still critical

The trio were found by paramedics lying unconscious in their home on Friday night

04:35
AUT Professor of Psychology and Public Health Max Abbott says half to two-thirds of Kiwis on anti-depressants shouldn't be.

Up to two-thirds of NZers prescribed anti-depressants don't need them, mental health professor claims

AUT University Professor Max Abbott says anti-depressants are massively over-prescribed in NZ.

00:23
The prince helped launch Britain’s National HIV Testing Week.

Video: Prince Harry hands out HIV self-testing kits at pop-up centre in London

The service aims to raise awareness of the need for regular HIV testing.

There have been 51 cases of mumps in Auckland since January. Dr John Cameron talks to Breakfast on the outbreak.

Victoria to ban using letters from dodgy doctors to avoid 'no jab, no play' immunisation laws

Parents will have to start providing official immunisation records.

01:53
Ten people have been admitted to hospital with the lung condition after this week's outbreak.

Christchurch Legionnaires' disease outbreak leaves 10 people in hospital

Two of those struck down are said to be fighting for their lives.

A group of scientists say taking antibiotics longer than necessary is adding to the problem of superbugs.

'We are all in this fight together' - Raising awareness for Kiwis during World Antibiotic Week

The Ministry of Health warns inappropriate use can cause resistance.

Fisher & Paykel wins patent court case against rivals ResMed

The product manufacturer said other patent litigation actions remain in progress

Lydia's friend Phillip.

Back to Basics: Inspiring a community movement

This week we meet a couple of people who were so inspired by our columnist Lydia Harvey’s journey to become supermarket and mass consumerism free that they joined her.

Inquiry into spending by ex-DHB boss re-started

Dr Nigel Murray quit in October, part-way through an independent inquiry into alleged financial breaches.

00:16
They have been admitted over a 24 hour period since Wednesday.

Five people hospitalised after using synthetic cannabis in Wellington

They have been admitted over a 24 hour period since Wednesday.

03:23
The bear is the brainchild of a couple of young Americans.

Jerry the teddy bear making things easier for kids with Type 1 Diabetes

The bear is the brainchild of a couple of young Americans.

Grab the pencils! Adult colouring books may help mental health - study

It helped drop levels of depressive symptoms and anxiety.

03:59
What can you do to be prepared for the next big outbreak?

'Case of when, not if' - Kiwis warned another deadly pandemic will strike

What can you do to be prepared for the next big outbreak?

04:00
Children who regularly see their parents drinking are twice as likely to binge themselves.

Watch: 'Mummy's having another glass' - Wellington mum gives up alcohol after realising effects of habit on daughter

A new study shows children who regularly see their parents drinking are twice as likely to binge drink themselves.

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