Health

Donation in son's memory

Lynne Bishop has donated a $22,000 defibrillator

An Opunake woman has turned tragedy into the gift of life with a remarkable act of charity.

Sad lives of mentally ill

Carrington records

Health records from Carrington Psychiatric Hospital have shed light on how mental health patients were treated more than a century ago.

Measles warning at tourist attraction

measles

People who visited Rotorua gondola over Easter should check themselves for measles.

Widow's heartfelt Alzheimer's plea

Heidi Cramb

Funding for Alzheimer's disease support in the Waikato is a fraction of what other district health boards offer, despite its importance and the increasing need.

Nurse inherits $300k

Doctor

A nurse who inherited $300,000 from neighbours she cared for is cleared of wrongdoing.

Midwife censured

Newborn baby

A midwife who failed the required training courses continued to care for expectant parents.

Nurses diagnose 'same as doctors'

Doctor

Patients can trust expert nurses to diagnose tricky complaints, according to research.

Sea threatens city's tap water

water generic

The future of Wellington's drinking water supply could be under threat from rising sea levels.

Paraplegic forced to return records

acc

A paraplegic says he had to drive for hours so ACC documents sent to him in error could be destroyed.

Dementia - it's all in the mind

brain

Everyone forgets things, but those memory lapses do not necessarily presage the onset of dementia.

Dietitians hopping mad

Easter egg

Dietitians warn that bigger is not better when it comes to Easter chocolate.

NZ winning the war on meningitis

Vaccination child

Doctors say meningitis could be almost entirely eliminated in NZ as early as the end of 2015.

Inside the politics of pot

smoking

Most users of cannabis would not use more if the drug became legal, survey reveals.

P house costs renovators

Kevin Middleton

A couple are $25,000 out of pocket after decontaminating their home which was once used as a p-lab.

Hospital bug prompts warning

Hospital corridor, generic

A gastro-bug has struck around 10 Waikato Hospital staff over the past week.

Family puts brave face on battle

Daniel Williamson

A potentially life-saving operation for a Lower Hutt toddler has been called off, leaving no more treatment options.

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