Health

National's health promises

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National is promising faster cancer treatment and extra money for arthritis, back pain and joint conditions.

Coeliac NZ slams beer label rules

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Regulators are looking at changing a new rule which would prevent labels saying whether beer is gluten-free.

Auckland gets a reprieve from measles

Measles

With no new confirmed cases in nearly three months, Auckland's measles outbreak is over.

Clock ticking on DNA

A looming legal deadline may spell the death of some people's only chance of having children.

A looming legal deadline may spell the death of some people's only chance of having children.

Mentally ill on streets

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More mentally ill people will be on the streets as a funding shake-up forces the closure of support services.

'I didn't know the danger'

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A mum whose baby died in childbirth would've had C-section had she known he was in danger.

Cochlear implants open up the world

Lydia O’Connor and Finley Tutaka-Brown

About 93 per cent of deaf children who graduate from The Hearing House end up in mainstream schools.

Teen keen to be a quitter

Jahmon Tawhai

Jahmon Tawhai had his first cigarette when he was 7. Ten years later he's keen to stub the habit out.

Parents blind to obesity

Researchers have identified a new culprit in the epidemic of childhood obesity: parents who can't even tell that their pudgy kids are overweight.

NZ jail case taken to UN

Prison

The case of an intellectually disabled New Zealander jailed for 45 years is going to the UN.

Not told of cancer

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GP failed to warn a patient of cancer in a shoulder, saying only that she had a torn tendon. The woman later died.

Pair want city back on fluoride

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Councillors are calling for fluoride to be put back in New Plymouth's water supply.

Gonorrhoea getting stronger

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A drug-resistant sexually transmitted superbug making its way to NZ has doctors worried.

Baby Imogen's latest blow

Invercargill parents Jackie Evans and Jason Holden with 7-month-old daughter Imogen

This family say their newest family member has nine lives - and they're hoping they are right.

Power outage affects hospital

North Shore Hospital

An Auckland power cut has left North Shore Hospital relying on a back-up generator.

Art therapy service at risk

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An art therapy service for mental health patients is at risk with under-pressure health board budgets.

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