+That's Interesting

+That's Interesting

A former Oamaru doctor who touched an intellectually disabled patient inappropriately over several years has been sentenced at the Timaru District Court this morning

Experimental gene therapies have yielded promising results in early trials. But the drugs have left some patients wary, worried that success will not last.

England’s most senior GP has quit after it emerged he had posted provocative comments under a pseudonym on a news website for GPs, including a remark suggesting doctors should be pleased to see small practices shut down

A spat over funding for a rural health advocacy and policy group has the Government and National at odds over who cares more for farmers

A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly

Childhood acute leukaemia is caused by genetic mutations and a lack of childhood infection, scientists say

We still have the metabolism of our hunter-gather ancestors and it can't cope with the high-fat, high-salt, high-sugar diet we take as normal today, health researcher John Potter says

A group of Australian cancer experts wants to launch a "world-first" in calling for exercise to be prescribed to cancer patients after a mother's remarkable recovery from terminal cancer

A new report from the Child Poverty Action Group has painted a grim picture of the state of children's teeth - especially those from poor families

Home births and elective caesareans are on the rise as more women feel empowered to customise their births