Health

Quake exam docs get reprieve

Any trainee GPs who failed the exam held in Wellington just hours after the magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura quake will now be ...

Trainee GPs who sat an exam hours after the Kaikoura quake are told they can resit if they fail.

Brain-bleed scans on the go

This portable handheld device known as an 'infrascanner' can tell if you have a brain bleed in minutes.

Rugby teams and ambulance staff are the target for portable brain scanner.

Doctors' strike hitting where it hurts

Sick of waiting? Patients are concerned at the length of time it takes to get a doctor's appointment.

Woman forced to wait 24 hours and drive 50 minutes to have stomach pain checked.

Petone rest home sale looms

Britannia House resident Bruce Gibbs, 87, had to find a new home when Britannia House closed in December. His ...

Community efforts to reopen Britannia House look likely to fail.

Doctors' standoff needs solutions, not strikes

Junior doctors strike outside Christchurch Hospital on Tuesday. All DHBs except Taranaki and West Coast were affected by ...

It's time junior doctors and their employers stopped finger-pointing and found a solution to their labour dispute.

Haven for former sex workers video

Rosalie Haven has opened a refuge for women leaving the sex industry.

Women wanting to leave the sex trade now have somewhere to turn.

Three, two, onesie, go!

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester, in black, was pipped for gold in the Onesie 100 warm-up event along the city's ...

Bedroom attire will take to the sevens field in sprint race for charity.

'One more barrier' at WINZ

The Work and Income office in Blenheim will now have a security guard outside checking people's identification before ...

New security measures could stop people asking for help, social agencies say.

Half a century of healing

Masterton nurse Eileen Fahy-Teahan says the amazing support and friendship she has had from the medical community has ...

Passionate Masterton nurse has been around the world and back, and still loves her job.

Yoga's pain benefits a stretch

Yoga may help those who suffer from chronic lower back pain, but probably only for a short time, according to a Cochrane ...

Yoga will probably help your aches and pains but the benefits are limited, an expert review finds.

Hoarding is a quake risk

Hoarding among the elderly is a growing issue in Blenheim's pensioner flats.

Hoarding among the elderly is already a safety issue - and it's also creating a fire and quake hazard.

Elderly fainting in Hawke's Bay heat

Elderly in Hawke's Bay are being advised to look after themselves in the hot temperatures.

While the rest of the country wonders when summer is coming, Hawke's Bay elderly are fainting in heat

Life-saving ruling for sick man

Sosaia Moheloa Vaka would have died within weeks without access to dialysis back home in Tonga.

Sosaia Vaka was in New Zealand on a visitor visa when he was diagnosed with kidney failure.

Knocked down, but not out

Zion Trigger Faitele takes to the podium after receiving the Nick Willis Scholarship at the North Island Colgate Games.

A young Wellington athlete has fought back from concussion to win a top scholarship.

$10m to fluoridate water

Fluoridation of public drinking water is a thorny issue.

Adding fluoride to Christchurch's drinking water could cost the city up to $10 million, an early estimate shows.

Strike action will be felt long-term

Junior doctors strike outside Christchurch Hospital on Tuesday.

The junior doctors strike, taking place across New Zealand, will be felt for much longer than the striking period, a district health board chief executive says.

Doc feels 'nauseous and shaky'

Resident doctors first walked out of their roles last October.

A woman protesting at the junior doctors strike said she had been working for nearly 24 hours.

Hundreds wait for appointments as strike begins

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Junior doctors strike outside Christchurch hospital.

475 people will have to wait after their hospital appointments were postponed.

Children miss surgery in strike

Children are among those having "major surgeries" or outpatient appointments shifted due to strike action.

Major surgeries for children among services delayed in longest doctors' strike in 10 years.

Inside a bone bank video

Only the 'ball' of the hip's ball and socket joint is harvested from hip replacements and donated to the NZ Blood ...

How dead bone is helping to give back life with radical transplant techniques.

Gastro outbreak over

John Tait Hut in the Travers Valley, Nelson Lakes National Park, was one of 12 huts disinfected by DOC staff.

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The first known viral outbreak in New Zealand's great outdoors appears to have ended.

Time for a smokefree 007?

Casino Royale, starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, is the only smoke-free bond film.

James Bond hasn't had a cigarette in years, but teens are armed by his associates' on-screen puffing.

Junior doctors set to strike

Junior doctors, here striking at Christchurch Hospital, are calling for safer rosters.

Thousands expected to have clinical appointments or surgery delayed due to action.

Doctors' strike extends pain

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Hundreds of Canterbury patients are to miss out on surgery during the three-day action.

Trying to stop the hurt video

Parents Karen Gilbert and S'ean Warren mourn their son Tyler Gilbert, 21, who died last week.

Tyler Gilbert, 21, died too soon. His parents want to help other young people who may be hurting.

DHB defends chief executive's pay

MidCentral DHB chief executive Kathryn Cook received between $480,000 to $489,999 for 2015-2016.

Is $480,000 to $489,999 a fair salary to look after a region's health services?

Emergencies only during strike

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News: Waikato District Health Board. Waikato Hospital. Pembroke Street. ...

From 7am on Tuesday, junior hospital doctors will walk out for 73 hours.

Tortilla worker 'keeps getting worse'

Queenstown tortilla factory worker Daniel Figueroa, 19, is recovering at home after his arm was stuck in a conveyor on ...

"I'm starting to feel better and another thing happens," says tortilla factory worker.

Dementia misdiagnosis in Maori prompts research

The research team for the University of Auckland Maori dementia study. From left: Dr Hinemoa Elder,  Emma Lambert, Dr ...

Three year study aims to develop Maori specific assessment tools.

Doctors prepare for second strike

Junior doctors strike at Christchurch Hospital in October.

With no agreement on safer rosters in sight, some junior doctors will strike - this time for 73 hours.

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