Health

Boil notice lifted in Waimarama, six days after testing positive for E.coli

Residents are urged to run taps for a few minutes before drinking to ensure chlorine reaches the tap.

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New research has found doubling that intake could significantly reduce certain health problems.

Is having your five-plus-a-day really enough to keep you healthy?

New research has found doubling that intake could significantly reduce certain health problems.

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Nick Smith says critics of his plan are using using junk science to try disprove it, but Marnie Prickett from Choose Clean Water NZ disagrees.

Minister hits back at water plan critics, says people are being 'pedantic and unreasonable'

The Government has pledged to make 90 per cent of NZ waterways swimmable by 2040.

Watch: 'It's time for nanny to retire from Facebook' – loving grandson, nana say bye, cheerio to social media

Jarryd Stoneman shot to fame last year when he posted a video of him dancing with Nana.

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Access to medicinal cannabis to get easier in Australia

Approved importers will now be able to buy the medication from overseas.

No evidence of shooting despite reports of gunfire in Houston hospital

Television images from helicopters show dozens of employees leaving the hospital.

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Peter Dunne.

Dunne keeps promise, sends cannabis medications list to doctors, pharmaceutical groups

The Associate Health Minister has provided a list of approved medicinal cannabis products.

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Football NZ and ACC have paired up with a new warm up routine, putting more emphasis on stretching.

Like keeping fit? Stretching reduces injuries by 50 per cent

Football NZ and ACC have paired up with a new warm up routine, putting more emphasis on stretching.

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Despite the problems being faced by some New Zealanders, lowering the price on tampons and pads isn't on the government's radar.

NZ drug-buying agency Pharmac considering funding pads and tampons

Kiwi girls have been forced to miss school as their families can't afford sanitary products.

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It's believed those who overdosed had taken the synthetic drug GHB.

'Awash with drugs' - over 25 treated for overdosing at Melbourne music festival

St Vincent Hospital spokesperson: 'most had GHB and a cocktail of other drugs in their system.'

A nasty bug has got into the Havelock North water supply and it has affected six schools, including two boarding schools.

Test results clear for Waimarama but boil water notice still in place

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board has had no reports of illness related to the water supply.

But officials believe testing which showed E-coli contamination in a water tanker may be a false alarm.

Waimarama residents told to boil water after E coli found in public supply

Council staff are working to find the source of contamination.

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Assil Russell spent two months in Kaeo, providing free care to those who need it.

The dentist who spent summer helping nearly 300 Northland residents get their smiles back

Assil Russell spent two months in Kaeo, providing free care to those who need it.

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Dads can also suffer from new baby depression - study

New mothers are not alone. New baby depression can also affect men.

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Dave 'Brown Buttabean' Letele has beaten obesity and now he's gathering an army that wants to do the same.

Welcome to Buttabean's heavyweight boot camp: The Auckland workout kicking obesity to the curb

Dave 'Brown Buttabean' Letele has beaten obesity and now he's gathering an army that wants to do the same.

Contraceptive pill will soon be available over counter without prescription

Trained pharmacists will soon be able to dispense the pill to women who've had it prescribed in the past.

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Stem cell linked to breast cancer found

If proven, which it hasn't, it's hoped the discovery could lead to more targeted drug treatments.

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Kiwi mum Catherine Harper and her husband faced a tough decision, for their unborn child with spina bifida, but a team in Aussie have given them an option.

'He's pretty special already' says mum of first unborn Kiwi to undergo surgery for spina bifida

Seven Sharp reports Catherine Harper was the Australian medical team's third patient overall and the surgery was a success.

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Keith Wiffin is one of thousands of vulnerable New Zealanders who was abused while in state care, as calls increase for an inquiry.

'I'll be scarred for life' - brave Kiwi opens up on abuse he suffered while in state care

Keith Wiffin is one of thousands of vulnerable New Zealanders who was abused while in state care, as calls increase for an inquiry.

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Apology to be given for 'The Unfortunate Experiment'

The Chief Medical Officer of the Auckland District Health Board told TVNZ's Sunday programme it's time to apologise 50 years on from the medical trial.

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At his first Big Gay Out, the new Prime Minister's mind was put at ease by David Friar, the NZ Aids Foundation chairperson.

'I don't have any dildos set up' - Big Gay Out organiser reassures Bill English

Having voted against gay marriage, the Prime Minister still got a warm welcome at his first appearance at the annual Auckland event.

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The health scare involves 25000 children treated at a Pukekohe Dental Clinic.

South Auckland dental clinic tests 90% of children after possible Hepatitis, HIV exposure

Counties Manukau are encouraging families with children yet to be tested to get checked.

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Other countries are trialling shorter working hours, should we follow suit.

Should Kiwis work the same 40 hour week we've always done?

Workplace wellness has been a point of debate around the world.

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The police figures fly in the face of government claims that we're winning with war.

P is a 'growing addiction' in New Zealand, top cop says as new figures show increasing problem

Methamphetamine, better known as P, is a common and popular drug in New Zealand.

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The police figures fly in the face of government claims that we're winning with war.

New figures go against government claims, suggest NZ losing war on P

A support group working to educate people about the dangers of P claim the government are losing their battle.

Video: Superman-suited little boy marks year of gruelling chemo by ringing hospital bell

"That was our battle cry for the year," said Jimmy Spagnolo's dad.

Video: Childcare teacher fired for breastfeeding lactose intolerant boy without permission from his mum

Kaycee Oxendine says the woman asked to breastfeed her son to try and ease his constipation.

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