Health

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The popular singer is inspiring young Kiwis through his work with Youthline.

'It pulled me down' - Stan Walker using memories of childhood physical and sexual abuse to help inspire the next generation

The popular singer is using his own experiences to inspire young Kiwis through his work with Youthline.

01:55
Scientists are investigating whether some cases could be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs.

New research draws link between depression and an overactive immune system

Scientists are investigating whether some cases could be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs.

02:01
Watch: Powerful anti-suicide video from Mike King's charity shows how Dads need support

Watch: Mike King's charity releases poignant suicide support advice video

The video gives suggestions on the right questions and advice to give when you notice someone struggling.

02:29
The Cancer Society medical director believes more government funding is crucial to speed up treatment for the 60 Kiwis a day diagnosed with cancer.

Watch: 'This is people's lives at stake' - patients unhappy at cancer treatment delays

The Cancer Society says the Government could start putting things right in this week's Budget.

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The Cancer Society medical director believes more government funding is crucial to speed up treatment for the 60 Kiwis a day diagnosed with cancer.

'Any kind of delay is totally unacceptable' - Cancer Society says cancer patients suffering long waits for treatment isn't fair

Cancer Society's medical director believes more government funding is crucial help the 60 Kiwis a day diagnosed with cancer.

02:00
Meth addiction is being blamed as a key reason older family members are becoming caregivers once again.

Meth a bigger problem than booze in forcing kids into grandparents' care, charity insists

The Ministry for Vulnerable Children maintains alcohol is a bigger problem.

Two confirmed cases of measles sparks health warning

One person in Auckland and another is Christchurch have the virus.

'Highly infectious' - measles warning issued in Canterbury

The warning from health officials comes after a Christchurch man contracted measles while holidaying in Bali.

A parasite found in sushi is firmly attached to the swollen area of the abdomen.

Is a pain and vomit inducing parasite living in your sushi? Study makes worrying discovery

A worm living in contaminated raw or undercooked seafood is causing illness.

02:21
Tim Wilson meets Sarah who decided to go vegan when she became pregnant.

'Just spread some positivity out there' - the Kiwi mum who's become the queen of vegan videos

Sarah Lemkus has become an online sensation after making the change from battling bulimia as a model.

Aussie blogger opens up about 'life altering' moment her daughter, 3, overdosed on prescription medication

Stevie Niki's three-year-old child climbed a stack of chairs to reach the medication.

Kiwi scientists concerned over increasing rates of antibiotic resistance

A report has key messages for New Zealanders including simply things like hygiene.

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Vicki Letele talks to Sunday having beenreleased from prison on compassionate grounds

Terminally ill former prisoner Vicki Letele remembered as 'beautiful soul with a big smile'

Vicki Letele fell sick while in prison and campaigned for better medical treatment behind bars.

01:11
So would New Zealand consider the controversial approach?

Pressure to perform weight loss surgery on obese adolescents in South Auckland says surgeon

"There's no other really good options for them," Dr Richard Babor told Seven Sharp.

03:28
For lots of people Mother's Day is an opportunity to feel grateful for all your mum does for you, but for Niki Tod, it's all a little different.

Meet the Kiwi mum who is grateful for all she can do for her kids on Mother's Day

Niki Tod has risen above a serious heart condition and feels mother's day is a chance to celebrate life.

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Mr King has quit the external board giving advice on the government's Draft Suicide Prevention Plan, saying it is ineffective and misses the point

'Actually implement things that are going to help' - Mike King steps down from suicide prevention panel over 'deeply flawed' government plan

Mr King is a long-time anti-suicide campaigner, but he says the government's Draft Suicide Prevention plan is doomed to fail.

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The move to double crew has been welcomed, but First Union says more support is needed to ensure both crew members are fully trained paramedics.

Union says ambulance funding boost not quite enough

First Union says that $59.2m in new ambulance funding is not quite enough - and that a further $5.5m is needed.

02:03
Laura Bates deserves extra thanks on Mother's day for helping others provide for their sick babies.

Generous mum donates 88 litres of much needed breast milk to NZ's only human milk bank

Laura Bates deserves extra thanks on Mother's Day for helping others provide for their sick babies.

Auckland, New Zealand - October 08, 2013: Aerial view of Auckland City Hospital on October 08, 2013. The Auckland City Hospital is Auckland's main hospital and the largest hospital in New Zealand

Auckland DHB defends mortuary team amid bullying claims

Two staff members have complained of disrespect towards the dead and bullying of colleagues.

One dead, nine more suspected cases in northern Congo Ebola outbreak

The World Health Authority has been called in to stop the outbreak.

01:29
Julie Chapman says some of the kids in need "sleep in those raincoats because it’s the warmest thing they've got".

KidsCan urgently need help to provide over 1000 vulnerable Kiwi kids with raincoats and shoes this winter

Some kids in need will even "sleep in those raincoats because it's the warmest thing they've got".

185 people lost their lives when the 6.3 quake hit the city in 2011.

Legionnaire's link with Christchurch quakes ruled out

Thirty silt samples were collected randomly from locations within Christchurch's metropolitan area.

03:47
The sheer enjoyment of life is being found in the power of pedals at the world class velodrome in Cambridge.

These trikes look like a whole lot of fun, but they're also playing a vital role in rehabilitation

The enjoyment of life is being found in the power of pedals in Cambridge.

02:12
The nation's health care system is 'facing a major strain', the Royal College of GPs is warning.

The diagnosis from GPs isn't good: NZ is facing a severe shortage of doctors

The nation's health care system is 'facing a major strain', the Royal College of GPs is warning.

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