Health

Thumbs up for Waikids ward

Tilt-away beds, bigger rooms a hit with parents

	 Waikids ward

When young ones are unwell, the last place parents feel at home is in a hospital.

Cunliffe slams Waikato DHB

David Cunliffe

David Cunliffe had harsh words for the Waikato DHB over its decision to close the birthing unit in Morrinsville.

Doctor got it wrong

Gary Donald Wilmshurst

Man died during 62nd birthday celebrations, just two days after he was discharged from hospital after falling from a ladder.

Bladder testing goes online

Online shopping cart

Dunedin biotech will soon offer a urine-testing service for bladder cancer that can be ordered online.

Call to regulate tattoo industry

Tattoo

A Blenheim tattoo artist is fighting for the tattoo industry to be regulated. | Ink first, regret later

Ink first, regret later

Vanessa Wills

People think Vanessa Wills tried to kill herself. Really, she's trying to hide a bad decision.

Measles linked to Auckland strain

measles

Hamilton's measles outbreak has been linked with the same strain in Auckland this year.

'Major step forward' in Alzheimer's

alzheimers

A blood test to predict if someone will develop Alzheimer's within a year has been created.

16 years till diagnosis

hospital

Vickie Ferns spent thousands of dollars to get treatment for her undiagnosed liver condition.

Out, proud and ready to retire

Rainbow strap

"Silver rainbow kit" gives advice about aged residential care of gay and lesbian retirees in NZ.

Bugs plaguing south

Hospital corridor, generic

War is being declared on a spate of gastro bugs running rampant in the south.

Lung op mishap led to death

stethescope, medical

A 76-year-old died after a procedure to drain her fluid from her lung led to hemorrhaging and cardiac arrest.

Doctor who misread smear tests dies

Doctor who misread hundreds of smear slides of women, some of whom developed cancer, has died.

Misdiagnosed as terminal

doctor

She handed me a Wikipedia print out and it said the disease was terminal. I kept researching.

'War on superbugs' an overreaction

Kelvin Duncan

KELVIN DUNCAN - The Press

Microbiologist argues British prime minister's call for a fight against "antibiotic-resistant superbugs" is over the top.

Deadly flu back with a vengeance

Generic flu

Flu is on the rise with the cooling weather, leaving hospitals struggling to cope with a surge in patients.

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