Man who lost his wife to cancer soon after the birth of their third daughter has been overwhelmed by support.
Widow's claim falling short as she seeks redress from her husband's early death to a cancer.
Hypnotherapy can be used for more than just entertainment - it can break the smoking habit.
A $92 million fund to pay parents who look after their adult disabled children has been revealed by the Government - a year after the Court of Appeal ordered it to do so.
The day after her third baby was born, Megan Menlove was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
A "wheelchair-bound" man who walked around a supermarket will not get his ACC back.
Scientist Sir Ray Avery plans to trial a medical wristband in October that he believes will revolutionise in-home patient monitoring.
Significant breakthrough in unravelling mystery of what triggers allergies at epidemic proportions.
Christchurch teen who has spent more time in hospital than out is putting her energy into helping her "second home".
Action on child poverty is set to be a surprise package in Bill English's fifth Budget.
Suicide prevention strategies for Maori will be discussed at a hui in Bluff next week.
An expert in youth suicide prevention is returning to NZ for a series of workshops to spread the word further.
Hospital's repeated restraint of an agitated 85-year-old man using a lap-belt fails to meet standards, commissioner finds.
Famed for its reputed recreational effects, kava could be a natural treatment for anxiety.
There are 'no Angelina Jolies' in the Rwandan slum where an Invercargill midwife works.
Rolleston residents are being advised to immediately begin boiling water.
A Canterbury researcher is studying how play therapy helps children make sense of a major crisis or event.
Seeing smiles on her children's faces is enough of a gift for Sarah Christie.
Foster children have been removed from the care of a couple whose home for the disabled was shut down due to neglect and exploitation.
District health boards left out of pocket by tourists and illegal immigrants who don't pay their bills.
'I had no idea what had happened to me'
From here on, Eric Owsley's life will forever be divided into before and after.
Hundreds of Kiwis have pulled together to support Reece Jimmieson as he battles a rare condition.
Animal welfare advocates outraged at the possibility of party pills being tested on rats and dogs have been "gagged", a Labour MP says.
It has the same name, the same look and the same price - but this one's legal.
Health authorities will not investigate how vulnerable disabled clients were able to be abused.
Young synthetic cannabis users say they'll keep smoking K2 as long as they can get it.
The number of patients using Southland mental health services has increased dramatically since K2 was introduced.
Sophie Nolan was 14 when her nightmare battle with eating disorders began.
When the Hedleys' six-year-old asthmatic son cries out "I'm wheezy", it brings back sad memories.
Alysha Hardey has to be with someone trained to save her life with a shot of adrenaline at all times.
In a blow for Alzheimer's patients, late-stage trials of an antibody treatment for the disease have been scrapped after the drug failed to improve cognitive decline and functional ability in patients.
Playing the game Tetris under controlled conditions may be a cure for lazy eye in both children and adults.
The charitable status of Christchurch's St George's Hospital is under scrutiny by the Government.
Girl with a life-threatening condition flying to England to "get a new tummy".
The Government is pledging an extra $5 million a year to tackle the high rate of rheumatic fever among children.
Kiwi women are ditching the pill and condoms in favour of longer term contraception.
Foundation of the Blind accused of ignoring the needs of over 100,000 vision impaired people.
Investigation into a home for the intellectually disabled reveals a teen was left in a paddock to eat grass.
Patients treated by a Tongan man practising as a dentist without registration are urged to come forward.
Christchurch hospital run as a charity made millions last year but gave less than $100,000.
Lung disease has been added to the list of medical challenges facing a three-year-old boy.
A hepatitis A outbreak has led to a a vaccination clinic being set up in a local preschool.
Charlie Tiger Bailey, 2, suffers from a rare birth defect, but is finally getting to sleep in his own cot.
Hospital gives woman three month's worth of painkillers when she only needed a few days' worth.
In just eight weeks, Jake Ryan and his mobility assistance dog Louis have formed a bond that will last a lifetime.
Two more people have come forward to say they had appendicitis and were initially misdiagnosed at Southland Hospital.
Grandchildren are spoiling retirees' "sweet spot" - when they have both the energy and the money to enjoy themselves.
A screener who was faking hearing test results for babies was exposed by the speed of her work.
For Timaru preschooler Thomas Hendry, the world is full of danger.
A cuddle with a kangaroo while visiting Australia almost cost Ruby Penney her life.
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