Health

02:19
The Burwood project is New Zealand's most extensive - and expensive - hospital upgrade.

First major hospital for elderly's health, rehabilitation opens in Christchurch

Burwood Hospital is complete and ready to welcome its first patients.

02:02
New advice from the world's leading diabetes doctors says it's more costly to not have the expensive procedure than live with diabetes.

Stomach shrinking may be best option for obese diabetics

World experts say the procedure is better than diet and exercise, but our Health Minister isn't convinced.

02:09
The mums, who have experience a devastating cancer diagnosis first-hand, are raising funds for cutting-edge Otago University genetic research.

Christchurch mums band together to help fight against cancer

Each week, three New Zealand families receive the news that their child has cancer - but a new group called REACH is helping to change that.

Competitors from four island nations with Zika paddled in canoe sprint champs in Rio two years ago.

Health experts: Move or postpone Rio Olympics

WHO is being urged to delay or relocate the games "in the name of public health".

01:58
Ram raids are becoming more and more prevalent, with robbers making off with trays of ciggies from Auckland's petrol stations.

Price hikes encourage tobacco black market, critics say

Ram raids at petrol stations have raised concerns about the growing tobacco black market.

01:03
A Pennsylvania woman has been diagnosed with a superbug which can’t be treated with antibiotics.

'Nightmare' antibiotic-resistant superbug found in US

A Pennsylvania woman has been diagnosed with a superbug which can’t be treated with antibiotics.

Stock photo of human bone

More human remains found on Timaru beach after 'grisly' leg bone discovery yesterday

The bone was taken into the Timaru police station yesterday.

02:24
No great vision and no great splash is the consensus from the ONE News Gallery.

Budget: Education, health, big winners as Govt unveils $2.6 billion spending package

Bill English is cautiously splashing the cash as Treasury make a series of positive predictions for NZ's economy.

00:31
The Smokefree Coalition took the anti-smoking message right to the heart of Government.

Students lie in 'deathly silence' outside Parliament in protest against death by smoking

The Smokefree Coalition, which organised the protest, wants NZ to be smoke-free by 2025.

00:57
The former union leader says it is 'outrageous' she's been denied the legal right to use medical marijuana.

'I had a good night's sleep because I took cannabis' - terminally ill Helen Kelly answers Nadine's hard question

The former union leader says it is 'outrageous' people are denied the legal right to use medical marijuana.

Lake Rotoroa in Hamilton.

Residents warned to steer clear of dirty Hamilton lake

Increased levels of e.coli bacteria in the lake have prompted the warning.

02:39
The Independent Complaints Authority has upheld every criticism levelled at police by the family of Nicky Stevens

Nicky Stevens' parents invited to work with police for mental health patients

Police apologised for taking two days to start looking for the 21-year-old schizophrenic later found dead in the Waikato River.

Simone Anderson Pretscherer has lost 92 kilograms after gastric sleeve surgery and a complete lifestyle change.

Social media star continues to silence trolls with 92kg weightloss

Aucklander Simone Anderson began her weightloss journey nearly two years ago.

01:38
Lachie, 8, has tips for Canterbury's newly launched health charity.

Inspirational young boy in remission helps improve facilities for sick kids

Lachie, 8, has tips for Canterbury's newly launched health charity having spent 200 nights in hospital during his cancer battle.

Airbrush tattoos used by Kiwi artist to brighten up sick kid's day

"Nothing brings me more joy than boosting a kid's confidence with a custom tattoo."

AIDS Foundation demands action to stop HIV as infections reach a new high

Of the 224 people diagnosed with HIV in New Zealand in 2015, 153 were men who have sex with men.

01:58
More money is on the way for health, but is it enough to cope with the rising population?

Budget to deliver much needed cash for health services

However, unions and health workers are already questioning whether it will be enough.

02:05
The first ever Music Therapy Week is showing singing is the best treatment for some recovering from strokes and other conditions.

Singing the remedy of choice for choir members with neurological conditions

The first ever Music Therapy Week is showing singing is the best treatment for some recovering from strokes and other conditions.

02:27
Sir Archibald McIndoe worked with burned servicemen after WWII but their numbers are dwindling.

'The Guinea Pigs Club' holds last meeting in UK to honour pioneering Kiwi plastic surgeon

Sir Archibald McIndoe worked with burned servicemen after WWII but their numbers are dwindling.

02:12
In Vanuatu alone rates of under nourished children are approaching 30 percent.

Spike in child malnutrition rates in the Pacific due to El Niño

"El Niño has put even more pressure on availability of higher protein food that have the micronutrients kids need."

Panadol.

Contamination scare sees Children's Panadol pulled from shelves in Australia

The batches of Children's Panadol 5-12 are supplied in 200ml bottles.

Measles case closes Levin college, students told to bring proof of MMR vaccinations

The student was at Waiopehu College before signs of any infection were showing.

A young boy receives yellow fever vaccine in Seguela in northern Ivory Coast.

Yellow fever outbreak 'serious' but not an emergency

The current outbreak has left more 2,000 people sick and killed nearly 300.

04:19
Phil Kerslake is aged 56 and he's already beaten cancer seven times and written a book about it.

'He's really, really brave' - Kiwi dad fights cancer for the eighth time

Phil Kerslake was first diagnosed with cancer as a 19-year-old.

00:29
Thomas Manning suffered a work accident followed by cancer, and is the first man in the US to receive new genitals.

Penis transplant patient looking forward to leaving hospital a 'complete' man

"There is no doubt in my mind that everything is going to work. And I mean everything."

05:04
New Zealand’s organ donation rates are among the lowest in the world.

Organ donation plea from parents of young donor: 'Talk about it'

The organs of a 17-year-old helped save six lives.

Government boosting health research by $97 million

The Government is also looking to streamline the health research system to get the best outcomes.

02:01
The latest outbreak has infected 22 people in Waikato and seen strict measures implemented in two high schools.

Morrinsville College students must offer vaccine proof to return to school

Half of all students and nearly all staff are at school today after yesterday's closure.

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