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NZ's elderly going hungry

New Zealand's elderly population is going hungry, a new study has found.

So many elderly people in New Zealand are going hungry the issue has sparked calls to screen for malnutrition risk.

Greig returns to China for treatment

Timaru resident Simone Greig is once more going to China to receive treatment for terminal cancer. While she is overseas ...

A Timaru woman is preparing to return to China for a second round of treatment in a bid to halt the progress of her terminal breast cancer.

King talks about self doubt

Young people need to be equipped to face hurt and self-doubt, says Mike King.

New Zealand society needs an attitude change to fight suicide statistics, Mike King says.

Dying wish granted

Natalie Jameson enjoys spending quality time with her husband Roger and daughters Anna, left, and Sarah, saying they are ...

Woman with terminal cancer travels with family to see Southern Lights, thanks to Race4Life Trust.

The truth about vaccines video

Dr Lance O'Sullivan took his message directly to the anti-vaxx believers - but analytical arguments do little to sway ...

ANALYSIS: Wake up sheeple! Vaccination isn't just for your children, it's for all of our "herd immunity".

Less booze, but drunk as ever

It's not the drinking, it's how we're drinking: our alcohol habits are as harmful as ever, despite downing less booze.

Tighter restrictions on sales have failed to curb our hazardous drinking habits.

Stripper's hangover clinic

An advertisement for the Lifecare mobile detox unit, which has since been removed from Facebook.

A former stripper turned volunteer paramedic has launched an advertising campaign for a mobile hangover detox service.

'Disgusted, traumatised, patronised'

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adult, attention, care, citizen, comfort, ...

They're meant to care for the elderly, but some carers are falling short, one woman claims.

How MDMA suddenly got cheap

Experts say much of the MDMA being sold to Kiwis might be something else entirely.

Party animals beware: your remarkably cheap drug might not be the real thing.

Kiwi family 'impressed' by Budget video

Melanie and Rod Brown with 3-year-old son Harrison. The new tax thresholds announced in the Budget will mean families ...

Christchurch couple Rod and Mel Brown have a 3-year-old and another on the way.

'Not a lot' for elderly

Peter Gwynne plans on retiring in  the next couple of years but is concerned about the cost of medical insurance.

Peter Gwynne reckons the Budget does little for pensioners, particularly those needing health care.

Budget will 'cost Kiwi lives'

Andy Colwell stands in front of 200 life-sized cut-outs of health workers, said to represent 20,000 health workers ...

Patients and healthcare workers complain that Budget 2017 has left them frustrated and disappointed.

Mental health boost not enough

Mental health services will receive an extra $224 million over four years.

Campaigner says the Government needs to be doing more to help people with mental health issues.

The board that kicked the hornet's nest

The board is reconsidering moving district nurses to the health hub on Queen St, in the former FloorPride Civic Theatre ...

Angry mob warns health boss he'll get stung if he shifts district nurses away from hospital.

Children checked for typhoid

Typhoid has spread to Palmerston North.

Early childhood centre members being tested for disease in Palmerston North.

Turning pain into song

Singer-songwriter Annie Grace survived rock bottom and turned her grief into song.

After losing three babies and being diagnosed with bone marrow disease, singer Annie Grace did what she did best - sang about it.

$3.9b injection to the health sector video

In spite of a record funding boost, the new health budget still falls short, by $300 million", an economist says.

A strained health sector is set to receive a record $3.9b shot in the arm, with $1.8b going to District Health Boards (DHBs) alone. 

Vaxxer's heated clash with doctor video

Dr Lance O'Sullivan, Northland, who jumped on stage at a screening of the movie Vaxxed in Kaitaia

Lance O'Sullivan tells fuming film organiser to "come see the ravaged bodies" in confrontation after screening.

'I had my life ripped apart'

It was thought Craig Hickford might never walk again after being knocked off his bicycle in February last year.

Fighting basketballer Craig Hickford's comeback from against the odds.

'The hope - it's massive'

Children with a rare form of epilepsy had half as many seizures when treated with CBD, a clinical study has revealed. ...

Children with a rare form of epilepsy had half as many seizures when treated with a cannabis product, clinical study shows.

Hilary Barry hits out at anti-vaxxers video

Hilary Barry and co-host Jake Tame tell it like it is on TV1's Breakfast show.

"If you think there is a link between the MMR and autism you are wrong," Breakfast host tells viewers.

Plan targets mental health

Helping mental health patients get better and quicker help is one of the aims of the Waitemata Primary and Community ...

Giving high-need mental health patients quick and easy access to psychiatrists is one way a new plan is improving health services in Auckland's north and west.

'Fire health staff at Vaxxed film'

2014 New Zealander of the year, Dr Lance O'Sullivan, who took to the stage at the screening of the movie Vaxxed to ...

Dr Lance O'Sullivan says health professionals at viewing of controversial anti-vaccination film should lose their jobs.

Anti-vaxx attack on son

Hurtful comments about his son "quite frankly shows how vile this group is," Dr Lance O'Sullivan said.

Dr Lance O'Sullivan reveals his disabled son was subjected to "vile" attacks by anti-vaxx community.

Kids ditch the fizzy

Ruth Barraclough, 9, with her bottle.

Kids used to guzzle 1.5-litre bottles of Coke at school. Now, it's water- or milk-only.

Suicidal man sent home

Robert Read suffered post natal depression after his son Slade's birth, in 2013. He now helps others through a Facebook page.

Robert Read set up a Facebook page to help people contemplating suicide after the system let him down.

Solo dad Kent's battle for his kids

Seth, left, Kent and Shawna Allen from Pukekohe.

Kent Allan wants enough life to finish raising his kids - one of whom shares his condition.

Who is Dr Lance? video

New Zealander of the year 2014 Dr Lance O'Sullivan, who took to the stage at the screening of the movie Vaxxed to ...

Dr Lance O'Sullivan, the man who hijacked an anti-vax film showing, is a straight shooting advocate for the disadvantaged.

Dr hijacks anti-vax film showing video

Dr Lance O'Sullivan, Northland, who jumped on stage at a screening of the movie Vaxxed in Kaitaia.

Former NZer of the year Dr Lance O'Sullivan jumps on stage and tells audience: "Your presence here will cause babies to die".

'Zombie drugs' still in use

Alpha-PVP was linked to a death last year.

Kiwis are still using synthetic cannabis and far more harmful "novel" drugs, three years after they were banned.

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