Former AB raises dementia awareness

Reuben Thorne

Kiwis need to start talking about Alzheimer's instead of avoiding the topic, says Reuben Thorne.

Grateful for everything good

Elouise Hemming

Elouise Hemming's cancer stayed away just long enough for a short crop of hair to grow back.

ACC dispute dogs injured man

Michael Cruickshank

An Irishman's seemingly intractable 15-year battle with ACC is coming to a head.

Rotavirus hits childcare centres


Rotavirus outbreak prompts health officials to urge parents to keep sickly children at home.

School lunches 'harm kids'

school lunch, eating

Our school canteens are still selling foods high in saturated fat, sugar and sodium.

Brenda weighs 200kg - 'It's horrible'

Brenda Warren

Brenda Warren has embarked on a 700-day journey to enable her to sit in a chair without feeling shame.

NZ not immune to Ebola

An outbreak of the Ebola virus in New Zealand is very unlikely, but definitely possible, an expert says.

Quit smoking rewards 'insulting'


Pregnant Maori and Pasifika women are offered gift vouchers to stop smoking.

When tantrums become a disorder

Dylan Byers

Dylan Byers has spent much of his short life screaming in rage at his family.

Clark praised for health work

Helen Clark has tonight been recognised for her contribution to women’s health in New Zealand. 

Brave Savannah's big goal


Three-year-old Savannah Clark has a goal - to be able to walk through the school gate on her own.

Culturing better health

Jignal Bhagvandas

A trainee doctor wanted to help her dad get fit, so she started a Bollywood-infused aerobics class.

Making memories every day

Ataahua McFarlane

Ataahua was developing like most toddlers her age when one day she suddenly stopped talking.

Woman given pills 10 times dose

An elderly woman was given 10 times dose of sleeping pills in error by a nurse, court hears.

Linking dementia and diet

Alexia Mengelberg

A Wellington doctoral student's personal heartbreak is driving her research into the effects of diet on dementia.

Animal tests 'key' to brain cures

Sad, depression

Qualms about animal testing could condemn many to brain disease, says researcher.

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