Health

Faulty hips back in court

ACC accepted 75 of the 85 treatment injury claims for patients who had the recalled ASR implants. (File photo)

Four Kiwis will take their case to High Court seeking compensation from ACC.

Seal us off from sick

Study co-author Professor Nick Wilson from the Department of Public Health at the University of Otago, Wellington.

A lethal pandemic would warrant total border closure, Wellington researchers say.

Court to rule on children's camp

The entrance of the property.

Neighbours say health camp breaches subdivision ban on "commercial" uses.

Early pool tests clean

The Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 pools could reopen to the public on Wednesday after early tests for cryptosporidium ...

But it all depends on the second set of water samples currently being hand-delivered to Massey University.

Govt skips sugar tax debate

Our politicians can't agree on whether to introduce a tax on sugary drinks.

There was a debate on whether we should tax sugar... and the Government was nowhere in sight.

Breast cancer's slow side-effect

Breast cancer survivor Kate Barton wears a compression sleeve to guard against the symptoms of lymphoedema.

Swelling caused by a build-up of lymph fluid can be a problem years later.

Water flowing at Buick St

Mayor Ray Wallace is confident that water from the Buick St fountain is safe to drink.

Popualr Petone fountain re-opens.

Apps slowly gain ground in hospitals

Apple would like to repeat this scene in hospitals all over the world.

Tech is everywhere in modern healthcare, but smartphones aren't. That could change soon.

Cure for small town health

Waikato University Professor of population health Ross Lawrenson.

Heath bosses are looking across the ditch to see how rural docs are helping revive small towns.

Ngai Tahu signs up to mental health programme

Ngai Tahu Farming general manager of people and development, Claire Bourne, left, and Ash-Leigh Campbell, one of Ngai ...

Ngai Tahu Farming is the latest organisation to sign up and deliver GoodYarn workshops to its staff and agricultural students.

'People are going to continue to die' video

Patrice Harrex, of Oamaru, has called the Government-led draft suicide prevention strategy "spineless".

Patrice Harrex doesn't want anyone else to lose a loved one through suicide, but the Government's draft plan is "spineless".

Pyjama mamma co-ordinates collection

MidCentral DHB nurse Olive Ruby with some of the donated pyjamas.

In just over a fortnight MidCentral DHB staff have supplied 59 pairs of new pyjamas for foster children.

Bullying problems in preschools

Ten per cent of New Zealand children are being bullied frequently from the age of two.

One in ten Kiwi kids face "consistent" bullying from as early as two years old, a new report says.

When Hewson is home

Roy Hewson is delighted to be living in a facility named after his son, former All Black Allan Hewson.

It is the (Allan) Hewson Wing for Roy Hewson.

Keeping Hutt kids warm in hospital

Four-year-old Hugo dived into the PJs for Hutt Kids drop-off bin at the Warehouse Petone for the official launch of the ...

Being admitted in hospital is a tough time for any kid but a new initiative aims to brighten up children's stays at Hutt Hospital with brand new pyjamas.

Rare disease won't stop Leah

Matamata Christian School were the recipients of an ANZ Dream Delivery package. Students Grace Madanawa, Emile Lambert, ...

'We almost lost her. We are very, very blessed. We know she is a miracle.'

Saving people with art

Members from MIX accept funds raised from Z's Good in the Hood programme at Vic Corner in Lower Hutt.

It's been a busy time for art-based support group MIX as successes pile up for the organisation

Chef to MPI: 'Burger off'

Duke of Marlborough restaurant manager Kelsey Benefield tucks into a Governor's Burger - before it's cut from the menu.

New red tape will kill signature hamburger at NZ's oldest licensed restaurant, says chef.

Keeping the red army well

Wellington Hospital ED specialist Dr Paul Quigley says extra staff will be on the floor on the night of both the Lions ...

Medical services are bracing themselves for a busy week as a red sea of rugby fans flood into Wellington. 

New dawn welcomed

Nikai Maxwell-Fremantle, 3, and Milan Bhaskar, 4, look out the  window at Owae Marae during formalities at Sir Maui ...

Speakers from across the political spectrum found common ground at Sir Maui Pomare Day celebrations.

Community role in preventing suicides

Victoria University lecturer Chris Bowden said everyone had a part to play to combat the high rate of suicides among men.

Instead of telling them to toughen up, Chris Bowden reckons society should be supporting men.

Facing death daily video

Jacqualine Brown has had to be rushed to hospital twice in three weeks.

Jacqui Brown says she wouldn't be alive if it weren't for the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter team.

Keep your politician hands off my burger

A medium-rare hamburger at the historic Duke of Russell Hotel in Russell, Bay of Islands.

OPINION: If you're happy eating Big Macs, go back to your so-called meal. For the rest of us, the ban on medium-rare burgers takes government intrusion too far.

Pay equity deal a loss: rest homes

Rebecca Monti, caregiver at Opunake Cottage Rest Home, is worried for the residents she calls family, such as Esther McCall.

Landmark pay equity deal hailed as a victory for workers, but rest homes say otherwise.

Days of the dead: Inside a mortuary

Garth Wright is a technician at the Waikato DHB mortuary at Waikato Hospital.

Garth Wright works with corpses, day in, day out. They come back to visit him in dreams.

Suicide: a silent killer

Tony Goddard says he is "one of the lucky ones" after an intensive course of mental health treatments saved him from ...

Tony Goddard says he wouldn't be here today if his niece hadn't asked him if he wanted to end his life.

New surgeon remodels service

Vascular surgeon Carmen Ruiz.

Nelson's new vascular surgeon is providing better care for those needing treatment for blocked arteries and aneurysms.

Rural docs' passion confirmed video

Australian GP registrar Justin Gladman joined the Royal Flying Doctor Service in early 2017. He is a graduate of ...

Training doctors away from tertiary hospitals is helping boost rural GP numbers across the ditch.

Kiwi students back Aussie model

Mekha John is a third year medical student at Flinders University in South Australia.

Kiwi med students say an Australian model of training would work well in New Zealand.

Living the long life video

Margaret Barns, 101 yrs old, lost the love of her life in WWII.

We are living longer, healthier lives and more of us are knocking off a century. Bess Manson speaks to four centenarians.

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