Health

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Elliott Livingstone has spent 324 days of his two-year-old life with the aid of a "Berlin Heart".

British tot finally heads home with new heart after life on mechanical ticker

Elliott Livingstone spent 420 days of his young life reliant on a mechanical heart.

00:27
Hayley Webb and her brother Lachlan are determined to break the "family curse".

'I want a bloody cure' - Aussie reporter inherits fatal no-sleep brain disease

Hayley Webb and her brother have the same disease that killed their mother.

05:12
Ian Winson has had 26 surgeries since he lost his legs in a gas explosion. He is the proof that attitude is everything.

'You just get on with it' - inspiring double amputee's remarkable outlook on life

Life changed in an instant for Ian Winson, who had his legs amputated following a gas explosion.

01:53
For the locals there is one athlete they are most proud of, ONE News reporter Daniel Faitaua went to find out.

Porirua backs their kayaking Olympic hopeful with 11,889km swim

Marty McDowell is overwhelmed by his town's fitness campaign to get behind him.

Calls for budget decision on bowel cancer screening

"We are losing 1200 lives to this cancer every year," says Bowel Cancer NZ.

People get more health benefits from exercise than from dieting, says a sports physician. Fitness generic.

Exercise 'more beneficial than dieting' - fitness expert

Inactivity is becoming a bigger epidemic than obesity, says an expert in his 'Fat and Fit' conference address.

'You can make it a little more bearable' - palliative care doctor

Dr Ross Drake helps children and adolescents prepare to die.

02:14
According to a highly-acclaimed study, abnormalities in the brains of a third of prem babies can persist into late childhood.

Premature birth linked to hurdles in later life

Abnormalities in the brains of some very premature babies persist, studies show.

02:05
Between 2011 and 2014 over 1500 patients received insulation as part of the programme.

Insulation investment sees Canterbury DHB's patients' health improve

A $1.7 million home heating investment has dramatically reduced hospitalisations.

02:18
Protesters gathered outside the Dunedin Hospital to vent their frustrations at Compass Group.

Tim Shadbolt joins Southern DHB food debate as doubts raised about 'complicated' contract

Compass Group is contracted to ship bulk frozen food form the North Island to patients in the south.

The Commerce Commission will leave the painkiller on the shelves while it investigates.

Firm fined nearly $2 million over Nurofen packs

We recognise we could have done more to assist our consumers, the company said.

Video: Chiropractor responds to critics by adjusting the back of his own 'precious little gift'

"We don' crack anything – it's very specific, it's the absolute tiny tips of my fingers."

02:00
A community advocate says buying drugs in the region is a problem which is growing.

Shortage of detox beds sending Gisborne meth addicts back to dealers

Police and community groups say P is as common as cannabis on the East Coast.

04:09
Beth Vyse was a stage actor before taking her disease and turning it into comedy gold.

Comedy show finds the funny side of cancer

Beth Vyse was a stage actor before taking her disease and turning it into comedy gold.

02:00
A community advocate says buying drugs in the region is a problem which is growing.

Video: Welcome to Gisborne, where it's easier to get P than cannabis

Even the Mongrel Mob is desperate to get help for gang members.

Aussie chiropractor under fire after cracking four-day-old baby's spine in video

An Aussie doctor was just trying to help premature Millicent with her reflux and colic. But his actions have ingnited heated debate.

Kiwi scientist helps make possible advance in blood cancer treatment

A new nanoparticle has been developed which shows promise in fighting an often-deadly form of cancer.

01:03
Chef Brett McGregor with some useful advice on how he navigates the problem.

Got a fussy-eating child? Here's some ways to trick your kids

Chef Brett McGregor has some useful advice which might help.

Affco ordered to pay $55k after cleaner impaled on meat hook

Night cleaner Jason Matahiki was trapped for more than 30 minutes after being hooked through the head.

'When you're going to buy marijuana, put on some pants' - TV anchor to US hash buyers

Marijuana for medicinal and recreational use is legal in Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Alaska.

00:24
Computer forensic expert Daniel Ayers says the fight is constantly evolving as technology changes.

Internet the battleground of the war on drugs, says expert

The annual Illicit Drug Monitoring study released today revealed the use of methamphetamine is on the rise.

01:54
The Southern DHB is under fire for its under-par meals on wheels, now cooked by Compass.

'The meals are disgusting' - campaign against Dunedin hospital meals grows

Compass is providing food to hospitals and meals and wheels customers in the south.

00:36
Toni Street says McDonald’s initiative in the US is confusing for kids as the debate for a sugar tax continues.

'Cruelly tempted by an all-you-can-eat fattening option' - Toni Street's concern for McD's fry bonanza

A McDonald's in the US will operate an all-you-can-eat fries service by the end of the year.

05:02
Vic Roper said he thought he was the only person "in the entire world who felt like that, so I didn’t say anything".

'The Government needs to come to the party' - call for more funding for gender reassignment surgery

86 Kiwis are on the waiting list, but there is no doctor able to operate.

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Toni Street says McDonald’s initiative in the US is confusing for kids as the debate for a sugar tax continues.

'Try telling kids with a couple of bucks not to choose McDonald's all-you-can-eat fries'

Toni Street says McDonald’s initiative in the US is confusing for kids as the debate for a sugar tax continues.

'That's not what health is about' - urologists warned to rein in high fees

The Urological Society of Australia and NZ says it's unacceptable for some urologists to be charging excessively high fees.

The former union leader explains why she’s breaking the law and using medicinal cannabis.

Kiwi medical cannabis charity registered

A charity has been launched to try to raise funds for users of a medical cannabis product in New Zealand.

Vitamin D could prevent asthma, allergies in children

The study looked at the development of the immune system from the time a child is in the womb to six months old.

Nicky Stevens

Family of man who escaped from care while on suicide watch slams official report

The report says that overall the Waikato services were found to be well managed and led.

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