Health

The Minsiter of Health answers on Q+A how the government will have enough to adequately fund New Zealand’s health sector.

Health Minister calls for immediate review of DHB move to alter Nelson after-hours mental health service for kids & teens

Four political parties sent a letter urging him to stop the planned changes to the Child Adolescent Mental Health Service.

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An Adelaide mother is warning about the risks of the potentially deadly parechovirus – which is on the rise.

'It was so frightening' – Aussie mum's desperate hospital rush for baby with deadly virus

An Adelaide mother is warning about the risks of the potentially deadly parechovirus.

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The Deputy PM says the Government is trying to facilitate DHB’s to "be more generous" in their pay offer to nurses.

'We can't fix everything up after six months' – Winston Peters asks for patience in nurses' pay dispute

The Deputy PM says the Government is trying to facilitate DHBs to "be more generous" in their pay offer to nurses.

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Most of the nearly 30,000 nurses and midwives voted overwhelmingly against the deal offered.

National nursing strike looms: 'People are fed up'

Hospitals could be left with a skeleton staff as nurses gear up to walk off the job next month.

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The wife of More FM radio host Simon Barnett is now two weeks into radiation therapy, following brain surgery.

Simon Barnett's wife Jodi 'responding really well' after two weeks of radiation therapy for malignant brain tumour

"We're just enormously grateful for the love, and cards, and prayers," Simon told his More FM colleagues this morning.

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Scientists are weighing up exercise, nutrition and socialising to see where the biggest benefits lie.

Exercise, nutrition & socialising; Where do the biggest health benefits lie for Kiwi seniors?

A huge study into ageing across NZ is exploring the most effective ways for older people to keep healthy.

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Most of the nearly 30,000 nurses and midwives voted overwhelmingly against the deal offered.

Most popular: Nurses union says they have 'strongly rejected' latest pay offer from DHB, with strikes still possible

About 27,000 nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants voted to strike for two full days next month.

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He said the priority of the Government has been to rebuild our core public services.

'It takes time to fix neglect': Winston Peters defends rejected nurses pay offer, Minister says there's no more cash in the kitty for nurses

"The Government has to balance pay demands across the public sector. We have gone as far as we can in terms of extra Government money," Dr Clark said this afternoon.

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Motor neurone is the world's third most common neuro-degenerative disorder and is more commonly seen in older people.

NZ has highest rate of motor neurone disease of any country in the world

A University of Auckland study has found the mortality rate for the disease is significantly higher in NZ.

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The cost of an optometrist can be too much for many in New Zealand.

Eye institute fronts up to help Kiwi families treat lazy eye condition

The eye condition affects around one in 25 children and costs hundreds of dollars to fix.

Rural GPs want a cut of proposed tourist tax

The Government plans to charge most international visitors up to $35 at the border.

Pope Francis criticises abortion, says families should accept children 'as God gives them to us'

Francis spoke off-the-cuff to a meeting of an Italian family association.

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The Counties Manukau DHB says there's been a "progressive increase" in the amount of time patients stay at Middlemore.

Auckland's Middlemore Hospital doesn't have enough beds to meet demand as winter sets in

The Counties Manukau DHB says there's been an increase in the amount of time patients stay there.

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The discovery of a toxic bug that causes the killer cancer, could lead to a lifesaving vaccine.

Exclusive: Christchurch researchers make major breakthrough in bowel cancer prevention

The discovery of a toxic bug that causes the killer cancer, could lead to a lifesaving vaccine.

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Those in community housing schemes look unlikely to receive the same pay-out as Housing NZ tenants caught up in the meth testing debacle.

Social housing tenants evicted over meth contamination may miss out on compensation

Those in community housing schemes look unlikely to receive the same pay-out as Housing NZ tenants.

'Smear Your Mea' campaign founder dies of cervical cancer

Talei Morrison was diagnosed with cervical cancer last year.

Fewer US teens smoking, doing drugs, having sex ... and drinking milk

The survey asked about 100 questions on a wide range of health topics, including drugs and diet.

David Clark told 1 NEWS “the conversation is on-going with what needs to be done”.

David Clark says he offered 'dignified exit' to Counties Manukau DHB chair

In early April, Mr Clark put on notice acting chair Mr Rabindran.

Dannevirke residents advised to boil water supply

A system failure meant water may be cloudy in appearance.

New blood test could predict heart attack and chance of death, new study concludes

A ground-breaking blood test looks set to give new hope to those with coronary disease.

Paris Kemper

Sydney police issue warning about dangers of mixing alcohol and caffeine after 15-year-old girl dies

Paris Kamper had looked up recipes for caffeine-laced alcoholic cocktails.

'God hates the hands that shed his blood' - Queensland anti-abortion protestors accost women outside clinic days after protection legislation passes

Following the publication of the video, Queensland deputy premiere Jackie Trued said they show why establishing safe zones outside clinics for women is critical.

'Healthy and full of beans' Sydney teen dies with lethal amount of alcohol in system

The girl, who had been researching alcoholic recipes online, was found in a "terrible state"

Disabled 12-year-old girl has school transport cut off after Ministry of Education delay

Ava Cregan is wheelchair bound and has learning difficulties - she needs a taxi for school.

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Campaigner condemns sacking of West Coast childcare worker with HIV as 'discrimination' - 'What they didn’t do was look into the facts'

HIV-positive childcare worker Gayle Jonker says she was "humiliated" by having her status publicised to parents by staff.

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