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Palmerston North mother fighting time and Government for breast cancer drug

Wiki Mulholland told the Health Select Committee New Zealand "are so far behind the rest of the world in funding modern medicine".

Dr Aisla Tuck spoke to Breakfast about the disease and the free vaccine programme rolling out today in Northland.

Northland baby diagnosed with meningococcal W

The seven-month-old child is the first case in the region since an outbreak of the virulent new strain was declared last spring.

Corinda Taylor (centre).

Six years later, mother still waiting for coronial inquest into son's death

Ms Taylor has been told there would be an inquest, but she only received correspondence this month.

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Christchurch Hospital’s remarkable effort treating 49 gunshot victims

Eight days on from the shooting, more than 20 of the patients have now been discharged.

- administration of antigenic material (vaccine) to stimulate an individual's immune system to develop adaptive immunity to a pathogen.

Measles cases continue to spread in Christchurch, with 34 now infected

Some cases have been spread to people unknown to original carrier, Canterbury DHB says.

The medical director of the Cancer Society, Chris Jackson, says it is very important to identify genetic risks of cancer.

New Zealanders urged to talk to family about bowel cancer history

Every year more than 3100 New Zealanders are diagnosed with bowel cancer, and 1200 die from the disease a year.

Greg Inglis. Vodafone Warriors v South Sydney Rabbitohs, NRL Rugby League round 12, Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland. 26 May 2018. Copyright Image: Renee McKay / www.photosport.nz

Greg Inglis takes aim at critics over claim of weight issues in preseason - 'It's fat shaming'

Inglis says rumours he was overweight got to him after a summer in where he battled off-field issues as well.

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The research was carried out at King’s College in London.

New evidence shows harmful effects of cannabis on mental health

Users of particularly potent forms of the drug described experiencing frightening and debilitating episodes.

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'White extremism is not a mental illness,' Mental Health Foundation says

Shaun Robertson says the idea could be damaging to Kiwis who do have mental health issues.

In this Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 photo,  A jury in federal court in San Francisco will decide whether Roundup weed killer caused a California man's cancer in a trial starting Monday, Feb. 25 that plaintiffs' attorneys say could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits. Edwin Hardeman, 70, is the second plaintiff to go to trial of thousands around the country who claim agribusiness giant Monsanto's weed killer causes cancer. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)

US jury finds Roundup weed killer was major factor in man's cancer

Attorneys say the trial could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits.

NZ Blood Service stresses no urgent need for blood after Christchurch attack

Blood Service NZ says their blood stock is healthy, but blood samples can expire after 35 days

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Ministry of Health say yesterday saw five times the usual volume of calls.

Hundreds call mental health service for help after Christchurch terrorist attack

The 1737 line saw five times the usual volume of people seeking help.

There are fresh calls for measles vaccinations to be made compulsory.

'Contagious' student becomes fourth measles case confirmed in Auckland

An 18-year-old University of Auckland student has contracted the disease.

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Greg Robertson has today spoken out about the magnitude of the attack on Friday.

Canterbury DHB head of surgery: 'The magnitude is the most significant issue'

Greg Robertson says 34 people remain in Christchurch Hospital, 12 in a critical condition, following Friday's mosque shootings.

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Professor Peter Gluckman says it raises a flag about the number of the procedures being performed.

Adult daughters of mothers who smoked during pregnancy more likely to be short, obese - research finds

Scientists say it's likely down to the harmful chemicals in cigarettes affecting genes involved in growth.

Sad girl in bed, backlit scene. Desaturated image.

Sleep expert shares tips on how to get a good night's kip on World Sleep Day

When asked if napping is a good idea, Dr Wu has some good news.

Pills

British woman on NZ working holiday forced to pay more than $2k for abortion pills

A medical abortion, which involves taking two pills 48 hours apart, is free for New Zealand residents.

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Medical Officer of Health Dr Ramon Pink gave a March 14 update on the outbreak.

Four people who contracted measles in Christchurch were fully immunised, Medical Officer reveals

But Dr Ramon Pink says public health strategies to fight the disease are working.

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Hygiene is important at the club right now as measles continues to spread in the Canterbury region.

Crusaders hygiene vigilant in midst of measles outbreak as clash with Highlanders looms

Players are trading handshakes for "fist pumps" rather to minimise spreading illness.

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Education Minister Chris Hipkins does not think unvaccinated children should be banned from school.

Education Minister says unvaccinated kids should be allowed at school, should not be punished for the 'bad decisions' of their parents

“Look I want parents to immunise their children, that is the sensible, responsible thing to do,” he said today.

Crusaders fans

Crusaders fans urged not to travel to Dunedin amid measles outbreak

Christchurch based fans are advised not to attend Saturday's match against the Highlanders.

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Lance O'Sullivan on vaccination.

'No jab, no school' - Dr Lance O'Sullivan says vaccination should be compulsory for kids

Dr O'Sullivan says it shouldn't take an epidemic to highlight the value of immunisation.

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The Breakfast crew weighed into the tricky topic as a measles outbreak hits Canterbury

Should kids who aren't vaccinated be banned from going to school in New Zealand?

In Italy, vaccinations are compulsory for children if they want to attend state schools.

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There are also now two confirmed cases of the disease in Auckland.

Canterbury measles vaccine supplies set for further boost today as outbreak tipped to worsen

Authorities say the 28 confirmed cases are likely to rise further over coming days and weeks.

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Donors to Sir Ray’s charity are upset the incubators have not been delivered to the Pacific.

Sir Ray Avery's self-imposed deadline to have LifePod baby incubator ready expires

He's taken millions of dollars from donors for the LifePod since at least 2014.

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With a measles outbreak in Christchurch we spoke with the psychologist.

Nigel Latta weighs in on psychology behind the anti-vaccination campaign as Christchurch measles outbreak takes hold

He likened anti-vax campaigners to being as legitimate as those at the Flat Earth Society.

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There are also now two confirmed cases of the disease in Auckland.

Canterbury measles cases hit 28 as thousands of vaccine doses delivered

Unvaccinated people aged one to 28 are the target for the vaccines now being distributed to medical centres.

Measles (file picture).

Two measles cases in Auckland spark warning for people who've been at two locations

An infant and a young adult have been diagnosed with measles in the Auckland area.

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