Kiwi scooter crash victim returns home from Thailand

Paul Lupi, known as PJ, is now in Christchurch Hospital and surrounded by family.

Tobacco tax increases should lead to better health - researchers

There could be net health system cost savings of around $3.87 billion.


Admin failure robs man of sight and leaves him with only five years to live

An administrative failure left Peter Kroon waiting desperately for much-needed surgery.


Exclusive: Leaked reports reveal big shake-up coming for health funding

Labour commissioned an independent report on infometrics which estimates funding for public health has fallen short by $1.5billion.


'It was growing week-by-week' – a cautionary tale for anyone waiting on treatment

Peter Kroon blames not having an urgent booking for the acceleration of his skin cancer.


Cost of medicine set to rise with TPP, but will not cost patients - Key

The cost of medicine will increase under a new trade deal, but patients will not bear any extra cost, says the Government.


Major fears as cost of medicine will increase under TPP

The Government insists it will bear any extra costs and the economic gains from the deal will outweigh it.


'There were a lot of sceptics' - Kiwi proves haters wrong with remarkable weight loss

Kiwi woman who dropped over 80kg in under a year hurt over bullies claiming she lied.


'Time bomb' as schools unprepared for life-threatening allergic reactions

Allergy NZ wants more help from the Ministry of Health with training in schools.


The Lawsons: Milestone day for world famous quintuplets

The Lawson quins, Sam, Selina, Lisa, Deborah and Shirlene, famous due to the number of them, have all turned 50.


Some schools may not be ready for life-threatening allergic reactions

Critics say more help is needed with training teachers for the case of a student suffering a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction.

Health board scrutinising patient files after psychiatrist is charged with fraud

A man is in custody charged with fraud over allegations his qualifications were faked


Kiwi pharmacies running at a '$9 million loss' to cover Government shortfall

Rising drug prices are leaving pharmacies out of pocket, while pharmacists worry patients could be at risk.


Waikato DHB investigating a man allegedly posing as a psychiatrist

A man has been dismissed by the Waikato DHB after treating patients for six months without the relevant qualifications.

Psychologist who chatted to patient about his former partner over wine censured

A practising psychologist for 35 years has been censured and suspended from practice for 18 months.

Chiefs assistant Andrew Strawbridge released from hospital after 'traumatic journey'

Strawbridge fell ill on his way to the historic All Blacks test in Samoa.


New help for Kiwi spinal injury victims

Last year around 100 people received spinal cord injuries in New Zealand.

Doctors helping patients die a 'reality in New Zealand' - study

Doctors are increasingly talking to terminally patients about how to die, and nurses too are sometimes involved in the practice, according to a study.

'There is a solution' - paraplegic quad bike rider delivers message of hope

Taranaki farmer Andrew Fleming is back on his bike and on the motivational speaking circuit.


Man killed in Northland ambulance crash named

66-year-old was being taken to hospital when crash happened.


St John Ambulance launches own investigation into patient death

An ambulance transporting a critically ill patient crashed on its way to hospital in Northland yesterday.

'I did what felt right' - Alex Renton's mum tells of giving sick son unapproved cannabis oil

Mr Renton, 19, died earlier this month after spending three months in a coma.

Illness forces Billy Connolly to give up banjo

Connolly disclosed in 2013 that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's and prostate cancer on the same day.

Southern DHB commissioner called in to cut costs gets pay increase - to $1400 a day

Exclusive - Kathy Grant gets her pay boosted because the cuts she'll impose could hurt her reputation.

Kiwi mum pleads for 'recipes filled with love' for daughter with brain tumour

Erica Kay's daughter Aneliese, 12, was diagnosed with a brain tumour two days ago and is due for surgery today.

Escaped the flu this winter? Free jabs extended for another month

More than a million vaccines have been given so far this year.


'Don't die' - Kiwi boy's emotional plea for dad to stop drinking

Father urged to change his ways by tearful young son in touching video.


New air ambulance reunites southern family after weeks in Starship Hospital

A colourful new air ambulance will help transport sick children to Starship Hospital.

More than one in 10 Kiwi doctors have helped patients die, survey suggests

The survey included responses from 110 doctors, with 45.5% wanting the current law changed.

Why are Kiwis not seeking help for heart attack symptoms?

The NZ Heart Foundation is challenging Kiwis astonishing "she'll be right attitude" to heart attack symptoms.

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