Health

Amy's mini-marathon challenge

	 Amy Ross,

Seven-year-old Amy Ross is a girl on a mission. And she's not letting cystic fibrosis slow her down.

Coconut oil 'a health hazard'

Coconut oil shouldn't be used as regular cooking oil despite being trendy, says the heart foundation.

NZ 'ready if Ebola strikes'

JONATHAN COLEMAN

Risk of the disease reaching NZ is remote, but we should be prepared for the worst, minister says.

Drunks put kids at risk

doctor

Rowdy late-night drunks at hospitals are scaring other people away, emergency doctor says.

Facing death sparked new life

doctor

After receiving devastating cancer news, Jenny Kennedy turned inward, and discovered a new life.

Flu outfoxes vaccine

10 flu vaccine facts to know

A rogue flu strain has surfaced in NZ, infecting even those who have been vaccinated.

Parkinson's diagnosed by walking

Billy Connelly

The gait of early-stage Parkinson's patients holds key to predicting how their condition will progress.

Legal highs process 'crazy'

Legal high

Controls over the sale of psychoactive substances are 'wasteful, embarrassing, stupid' say councils.

Woodburner ban leads to 'fuel poverty'

Generic woodburner

Banning woodburners will put a further 7500 city households into 'fuel poverty', report says.

Massey warns on meningococcal

Doctor

Massey University sends out all-campus alert after meningococcal disease confirmed on its Wellington campus.

My health wake-up call

family

Sometimes it takes a nasty shock to the system to make us look at what's important in life.

Dead in days

Ness Kaye

Cancer survivor Vanessa Kaye complained of pain but was refused tests, until it was far too late.

75,000 fireplaces at risk

Smoke from chimney

Tens of thousands of fireplaces could be snuffed out in Auckland within four years, under a new anti-pollution bylaw.

Let's talk toilet talk

Toilet doors

I have a chronic illness nobody likes to discuss. It involves toilet talk and nobody has time for that.

Call to help Maddy walk

Maddy and Gemma

Life-changing surgery means Maddy Dorrington can live life on two legs instead of two wheels.

No mercy on insurance

Kiwi nurse can't put expertise to good use in Ebola-stricken country, as insurance costs skyrocket.

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