'A beautiful strong human being' - support flows for terminally ill Kaitaia teen

Te Amohaere Rudolph has decided to stop her chemo treatment.


Mum says terminally ill daughter 'earned the right' to choose to end chemo treatment

A 16-year-old from Kaitaia made a decision to put quality over quantity as she battles liver cancer.

Lecretia Seales' family encouraged after California assisted death law change

The family of Brittany Maynard fought for the End of Life Bill, which was signed into Californian law yesterday.


'Take nothing for granted': Auto immune sufferers weigh in after Toni Street reveals true extent of illness

The TVNZ presenter revealed the true nature of her debilitating illness on Seven Sharp yesterday.


Stroke survivor sets sights on New York Marathon after learning to walk again

Linda Fraser suffered a stroke three years ago which left her unable to walk.

'What's your advice for women?' - Kiwi's 86kg weightloss revealed on show with Tyra Banks

Simone Anderson Pretscherer weighed 169kg, before she chose a healthier lifestyle.


Sugar-laden muesli bars lose Heart Foundation tick

The Heart Foundation is no longer endorsing food with more than 25 per cent sugar.


'It's a bit down and dirty' - med students bring sex education to young prisoners

Seven Sharp tagged along to a sexual health presentation by med students for young inmates.


'It's not something you want your grandma watching'

Tonight Seven Sharp follows a group of Otago University medicine students inside a prison for a sexual health lesson.


World-leading Kiwi researcher to shed light on vitamin C cancer treatment

Professor Margreet Vissers is launching a new study to answer whether vitamin C holds genuine potential as a treatment.


'There have been a lot of tears' - mum battling cancer writes future birthday cards for kids

Kelly discovered she had a brain tumor and despite surgery and chemotherapy she knew it would kill her.


Clampdown on smoking areas stumps Wellington bar owner: 'All of a sudden, now it's illegal?'

Wellington regional health officials are taking a bar to court for allegedly breaking smokefree laws.


Is it time to bring in plain packaging and higher taxes on tobacco?

Kiwis are smoking fewer cigarettes, but anti-tobacco groups say more can be done.

Aussie medics get more powers in handling ice addicts

"In one horrific case a woman chewed off her own toes," the Australian Medical Association says.


More fraud charges for 'fake' Hamilton psychiatrist

Police laid five more charges of obtaining by deception against Mohamed Shakeel Siddiqui.


'I gave myself diabetes from drinking fizzy drinks' - social media support for a tax

Many Facebook followers back a tax on sugary drinks, but want it removed from healthy food.

Breast implants supply suspended amid contamination scare

The surfaces of some inplants have been contaminated with unknown particles.

'We will be like the encyclopedia to the cannabis world' - Snoop Dogg launches cannabis website

The website will feature information and a location-mapping tool to show dispensaries.


'I'd give anything not to be here' - families bereaved by suicide discuss care for vulnerable Kiwis

Jane Stevens lost her son Nicky to suicide, one of 569 Kiwis to do so in the last year.


'Like refuse at a tip' - pyjama-clad heart patient's shock at being told to catch a bus

Ian Sutherland was told by Wellington Hospital he could catch a bus home to Palmerston North.


Heart patient in pyjamas told to catch a bus

The retired police detective's story is the latest in a series of complaints about the public health system.

Asbestos found in kids' crayons

Several brands of children's crayons have been found to contain the harmful material asbestos.


The amazing singer left speechless by a stroke

Stephen Gibbs may struggle to string a sentence together but somehow he can still carry a tune.


Father wins fight to allow life support for toddler disabled by meningitis

Two-year old William Burton is blind, deaf and unable to control limbs after doctors at Wellington Hospital twice failed to diagnose he had meningitis.


Baby cries prompt mum to wake from coma

Shelly Cawley was put in a coma after a blood clot broke loose during her caesarean.


It 'takes guts to admit' embarrassment over sister

Ella's teenage sister has the mental age of a 4-year-old because of a brain tumour.

Inmates given $8.6 million by Govt for drug and alcohol rehab on the outside

The Corrections Minister has announced the spending will be spread over three years.

DHB slammed after man in severe pain waits three days for urgent surgery

A man had to undergo emergency treatment after it took doctors days to diagose him.

Man mistakenly given cancer drug by pharmacy

A pharmacist may face legal action after accidentally giving an elderly man the wrong drug and then lying to cover up his mistake.

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