Health

Dr Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann.

Kiwi-trained doctor dies after alleged one-punch attack in Melbourne

Father of twin girls, Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann had his life support turned off last night.

A young boy with chicken pox.

Chickenpox vaccine to be funded by Pharmac for children under 15 months

Children turning 11 this year who have not be immunised against or infected with chickenpox are also eligible.

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A team of scientists have launched the world's largest study into the problem.

How does a lack of sleep affect our brain?

A team of scientists have launched the world's largest study into the problem.

Forced adoption inquiry calls rejected

Hundreds of children put up for adoption between the 1950s and 1990s against their mothers' wishes.

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The NZ Beverage Council says the scheme will help curb childhood obesity.

'We want schools to go water only' says fizzy drink advocate

New Zealand Beverage Council says it's disappointed at a possible levy on sugary drinks.

Chiefs assistant coach Andrew Strawbridge continues fundraising for Samoan hospital which saved his life

Strawbridge and his family are grateful to Samoa's Moto'otua National Hospital.

Back to Basics: We were prepared for bad weather not illness

Our columnist Lydia Harvey opens up about the challenges of being diagnosed with epilepsy.

'I've got it under control' - new Netflix drama about anorexia set to cause controversy

To the Bone follows the journey of a 20-year-old girl who has anorexia.

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Tim Wilson meets three teenagers who have invented a spray they say could get rid of acne.

Meet the Kiwi teens who say they've found a cure for acne

The Auckland college students believe manuka oil is "the most powerful ingredient" in their face spray.

String of infant deaths in Fiji's main hospital following superbug infections

Four babies have died in the last three weeks in Fiji's main hospital.

New Zealand makes world's top 10 for 'Social Progress' - so what exactly is that?

Apparently it measures a nation's provision for basic needs, safety and access to education for its citizens.

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The Government's taking a closer look at the use of anti-micobial agents in common household products.

Anti-bacterial soaps, toothpaste and cosmetics claim to keep us healthy – but do they?

Scientists here are join worldwide scientists in seeking tougher laws.

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Carolyn Robinson's melanoma story last year prompted 800 viewers to get their skin checked and one says it saved his life.

'It could have been curtains for me' - viewer says story on melanoma checks saved his life

Carolyn Robinson's story prompted 800 viewers to get their skin checked.

India's government tells pregnant women to avoid meat, eggs and lusty thoughts

Doctors say the advice is preposterous, even dangerous.

Aussie boy hospitalised after swallowing part of fidget spinner

Australia's consumer watchdog warns cheaper models and those containing batteries are particularly worrisome.

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Ease of access to contraception and an increase in sex education are seen as the pivotal changes, says Family Planning.

NZ abortion rate lowest in over 25 years, with long-term contraception said to be influencing factor

Figures highlight a continuing downward trend for younger women aged 20 to 24.

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A new study finds pre-packaged infant purees have up to two times the recommended daily amount of sugar.

'No infant should be having four teaspoons of sugar in a single serve' - Auckland doctor warns against sugary NZ baby food

A study finds pre-packaged infant purees have up to two times the recommended daily amount of sugar.

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The former NZer of the Year stunned guests by jumping on stage mid-film to explain why it was wrong – and dangerous.

'We made the best decision' - young daughter's health scare influenced Dr Lance O'Sullivan to immunise her

Once uncertain about vaccinations, his opinion swiftly changed when Te Miringa became unwell.

Health Ministry Boss makes huge Budget blunder

The costly mistake means more extreme cuts for some district health boards.

Kiwi mum Catherine Harper and her husband faced a tough decision, for their unborn child with spina bifida, but a team in Aussie have given them an option.

Death rates after surgery high among poor Kiwis, report finds

The poorest patients were also almost twice as likely as the other group to have emergency surgery.

Children to benefit from Pharmac's funding of new treatments

The new drug funding will kick in from July 1.

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NZ has rated poorly when it comes to youth suicide according to a recent report by UNIFEC.

Government needs to 'prioritise children' to bring down youth suicide rate

NZ has rated poorly when it comes to youth suicide according to a recent report by UNICEF.

04:18
Here's a story of amazing medical care, but with an incredibly frustrating twist in the tale.

Watch: Do we have a fair health system if we have ACC?

Here's a story of amazing medical care, but with an incredibly frustrating twist in the tale.

04:40
Carolyn Robinson discovers it’s surprisingly easy to get stuck with ongoing payments after agreeing to a cheap, or free, trial deal online.

Woman trapped by cheap weight-loss pills 'trial' warns others 'it's a journey you don't want to be on'

Angela Pile discovered it's surprisingly easy to get stuck with ongoing payments.

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Reporter Rebecca Edwards is 35 weeks pregnant with her first child and says it can be information overload from others.

'Advice coming from all directions' - pregnant Seven Sharp reporter on the receiving end of a lot of opinions and information

Rebecca Edwards is pregnant with her first child and says it can be a case of information overload.

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A European court has ordered Britain to maintain a terminally ill baby on life support.

UK baby to stay on life support after bitter battle in court

A European court has ordered Britain to maintain a terminally ill baby on life support.

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Erin and Abby Delaney, who were joined at the head, are now recovering from the marathon surgery.

Conjoined twins separated after 11 hours of surgery

Erin and Abby Delaney, who were joined at the head, are now recovering from the marathon surgery.

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