Health

'Beard of Awesome' nears end

Ryan Crotty

Ryan Crotty will feel like he is burying an old friend when his beard is shaved for charity tomorrow.

Hi-tech knight saves women's lives

Sir Michael Brady

Sir Michael Brady is a breast man and millions of women worldwide should be glad that he is.

Long way to recovery

Jack Fletcher

An Invercargill family are facing a long road into the darkness after a horrific crash left their teenage son battling for his life.

The first One Dollar Warrior

Shona

Shona Wilburn is about to benefit from a venture set up to help those with life-threatening illness.

Fruean inspires heart patients

Storming midfielder Robbie Fruean looks to have taken his new team and home to heart.

Spinal cord injury overlooked

stethoscope

A man was discharged from hospital after a bicycle crash, without doctors realising he had received a spinal cord injury.

Accelerating prices hit family budget

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High petrol costs are forcing New Zealanders to cut back on their health spending.

Forced to consider motherhood

Monica Stubbs

Monica Stubbs was only 23 when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma and had to make a hasty decision.

Health system too slow

Hospital corridor, generic

A government body investigating life-saving science has found it must change the way it operates.

Bruce blasts 'dumb' decision

Noeline Ireland strap

A decision not to back a procedure that zaps nerves to treat high blood pressure is being described as "dumb" by a former patient.

Audiologist apologises over tests

Audiologist

A boy's life was seriously affected after errors by an audiologist working alone with old equipment.

Steroids risk for teens

steroids

Anti-doping watchdog has warned NZ teens could become victims of an unbridled illegal steroid market. | Muscle building on steroids | Use up tenfold

New weapon against flu?

microscope scientist

Otago University researchers have identified a protein that could be targeted by anti-influenza drugs.

Lack of interest in GP training

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Community health could be under threat as fewer medical students want to be GPs.

Hackers target health site

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Hackers unsuccessfully attempted to access health records stored by health IT provider Dr Info.

Colour X-ray a 'revolution'

Colour X-ray

University of Canterbury given $12m to build world's first human colour scanner.

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