Health

Manawatu walks for a cure

Fleur and Richard Jackson wait for the race to begin with their daughters Julia, 7, and Natalie Jackson, 9. The are ...

Manawatu people don red and walk in Ashhurst to raise awareness for sick children.

'She has no hope left'

In a message to her elderly Mum, Jenny apologised for her recent behaviour, which included breaching a trespass order.

At 74 years old, this mum never thought she'd be trying to find someone to look after her mentally unwell daughter.

'Lucky to be alive'

Ryan McKinstry fell 20m from a cliff while snowboarding, breaking his arm and several other bones in his body.

A snowboarder who fell 20m down a cliff was taken to safety by a rescue helicopter. He is one of many to be saved after accidents on the slopes this ski season.

Keytruda campaigner dies

Jeff Paterson, who fought for Keytruda to be funded by Pharmac, has lost his battle with cancer.

Jeff Paterson fought for a live-saving melanoma drug to be government-funded, and won. But his victory came too late.

Top cop on cannabis tour

A cannabis plant.

Police Association president Greg O'Connor has returned from a world tour visiting some of the countries where cannabis is legal in some form.

Texting your way to a fitter, healthier life

Melissa Aitken urges Southlanders to find the time to get fit.

A Southland personal trainer is helping people text their way to their goal weight.

The obese 'are not lazy'

Is a tax on sugary soft drinks the best way to combat New Zealand's obesity crisis? The Government does not agree with ...

An obesity doctor is challenging the overweight to demand changes to NZ's unhealthy environment.

Bullying: NZ leads the world

"You have to write a note and die to prove a point [about bullying]."

Office bullying is the second worst in the developed world - and that's nothing to be proud of.

Gastro illness rate high in Canty

Darfield was struck with a water contamination in 2012.

NZ's rate of gastro illnesses is amongst the highest in the developed world. Canterbury's rate is even higher.

Athlete given kidney by his sister video

Ruth Field's donation of a kidney to her brother Matthew Field has given him new freedom.

Matthew Field will compete at the Australian Transplant Games thanks to a kidney from his sibling.

Angiography suite opens

Taranaki District Health Board chief executive Rosemary Clements and minister of health Dr Jonathan Coleman officially ...

It's been operating for a month already, but Taranaki's Angiography suite is officially open.

Bugs in water, $57 off rates

Traces of E.coli were found in one of several water tankers filled in Hastings, being used to supply residents in ...

Good news for Havelock North ratepayers; they won't be charged for the water that made them sick.

Stream may be gastro source

The Havelock North gastro outbreak made more than 4700 people ill

A stream just 50metres from the Havelock North bores has returned very high readings of e.coli

ABs brighten sick kids' day

Jorden Riley and Ananda Acharya, meet All Black Dane Coles.

Young epilepsy sufferers at Wellington Hospital get to meet their All Blacks heroes.

Scars a lifeline for Heart Kid

As Olivia Jenkinson, 16, progresses from child to adult healthcare, the former Heart Kid is looking ahead to her future.

After undergoing four heart surgeries before she was 5, Olivia Jenkinson, now 16, is looking ahead to her future.

Defences protect city water

Council's city development manager Andrew Parsons said Hamilton has a safe water supply.

City bosses have moved to assure Hamilton residents their water is safe.

Bets hedged over fluoridation

Nine Canterbury District Health Board election candidates are undecided on fluoridation of drinking water.

Nine health board candidates won't say if they support fluoridation or not.

A way out of trauma

Social worker Premal Gauntlett (left) and Psychotherapist Nicola Kim Finlayson (right) want to re-frame psychological trauma.

Psychological trauma is often labelled as an unmanageable obscure condition, but two professionals say it doesn't have to stay that way.

Dead woman had campylobacter

Jean Sparksman, who died after contracting campylobacter. Coroner Peter Ryan will determine what effect campylobacter ...

A woman in her nineties who died on Thursday night had campylobacter, but coroner says she died of unrelated condition

Illness 'all in the head' video

Tracey Jourdain says she lives in constant pain, but it has become an everyday feeling.

They have no scars and wear no bandages, but some Kiwis are silently battling the pain that comes with a rare genetic illness.

Kiwis in biggest club drug trial

The world's largest trial of ketamine's antidepressant potential includes Kiwi patients.

It's the largest-ever clinical trial looking at whether ketamine can help treat depression.

Orphaned by double tragedy

Hine-Tītama Waiwhakaata Margaret Te Paea has lost both her parents at just two years of age.

The Taupo two-year-old's father was found dead...then cancer took her mother too.

DHB member quits over land

Former board member Arthur Anae quit over the board's pursuit of disposing with some of its land.

Arthur Anae quits Counties Manukau Health board in "personality clash" with its chair over a proposed land sale to the Government.

Rallying to bring Daniel home video

Daniel Chorley, 29, has been diagnosed with peripheral T-cell lymphoma.

Young Kiwi scientist in Germany thought he'd pulled a tendon. Now he has an aggressive form of cancer.

Councils clash on gastro inquiry

One of Havelock North's town water supply bores at the centre of the water contamination gastro crisis.

Regional council says bug outbreak may be linked to district council's water bores.

Anti-fat campaign hits skids

The Government has cut ties with an anti-obesity provider in Christchurch after it failed to deliver on its contract.

The Ministry of Health is cutting ties with a Christchurch trust given $1.1m of taxpayers' money to run an anti-obesity programme.

Prince's drug on rise in NZ

Prince died after overdosing on fentanyl, a drug 50 times more potent than heroin.

The drug that killed pop star Prince is being prescribed to New Zealand's elderly in record numbers.

Ministry of moments video

Reverend Daniel Sitaram, a chaplain at Waikato Hospital, said people often question their faith in times of anguish.

Hospitals are a hub of science and medicine, so what place does spirituality have on a ward?

Darcie's brave cancer journey

Darcie Willis was diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma in February, undergoing six months of intensive chemotherapy. This ...

Four-year-old Darcie Willis has been watching the seasons pass, hoping time would bring an all-clear on her cancer diagnosis.

World first NZ cancer vaccine

A new colorectal cancer "therapeutic" vaccine from the University of Otago will hopefully begin clinical trials in the ...

University of Otago scientists design colorectal cancer vaccine that aims to "re-educate" our immune system.

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