Health

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Dr Take Naseri says the nurses involved have since been removed from the "tense atmosphere" after babies Lameko and Lanna’s died.

Samoa nurse granted bail over baby vaccine deaths

Both of the infants died quickly after being immunised for measles, mumps and rubella.

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Public Health Association CEO Warren Lindberg is  urging people to only show up to A&E in a true emergency.

Big changes needed to fix strained hospital emergency wards in NZ, expert says

Auckland City's Hospital's A & E admissions have hit record numbers.

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The new operation has a dramatically higher death rate than any other cosmetic procedure and has caused a string of deaths internationally.

Brazilian butt lift deaths spark warning from Australasian plastic surgeons society

The BBL has a much higher death rate than other cosmetic procedures.

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The programme is popular within schools in Wellington, and yesterday it was first trialled in Auckland at Westmere School.

Watch: Kids taught mindfulness through Māori mythology and yoga in classrooms

Jason Te Patu says the programme helps teach tamariki to be present in the moment.

Auckland, New Zealand - October 08, 2013: Aerial view of Auckland City Hospital on October 08, 2013. The Auckland City Hospital is Auckland's main hospital and the largest hospital in New Zealand

Use A & E only in true emergency, public urged, as Auckland City Hospital’s emergency admissions hit record numbers

Auckland DHB says visits are well up from previous years, and considerable wait times are the result.

Young scientist looking through a microscope in a laboratory. Young scientist doing some research.

Blood-sucking hookworms loom as next big hope in battle against autoimmune diseases

Researchers say they'll also be useful in treating common allergies.

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Dr Nicki Jackson said these types of services promote people "topping up" their alcohol consumption.

Another alcohol delivery company prompts debate on whether it's convenient or harmful

My Beer Case - Auckland's fourth service to offer alcohol deliveries in under one hour - is seeking $250,000 in investment to expand its business and hire more drivers.

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It comes after a landmark court ruling in the US saw Monsanto ordered to pay hundreds of millions of dollars for causing a man’s cancer.

Horticulturist calls for urgent NZ review of Roundup's safety

Monsanto was ordered to pay hundreds of millions in a US case over the weed killer causing cancer.

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Thankfully Judy's experience was a case of out-of-date policy, not PC gone mad.

Christchurch woman bemused after cafe denies request to butter takeaway scone for 'health and safety' reasons

Judy's experience at the Christchurch Hospital cafe was a case of out-of-date policy, not PC gone mad.

01:45
TVNZ 1’s Sunday programme lifted the lid on the effects on children who are born to mothers with meth addictions.

'A social crisis' - Children's Commissioner demands urgent action after devastating effects suffered by 'P babies' revealed

TVNZ 1's Sunday programme lifted the lid on the effects on children who are born to mothers with meth addictions.

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Up to 20 per cent of clients seeking work are of Asian heritage, and the number is growing.

NZ appearance medicine industry reports increasing number of Asian clients seeking to 'Westernise' their faces

Up to 20 per cent of clients seeking work are of Asian heritage, and the number is growing.

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Dr Take Naseri says the nurses involved have since been removed from the "tense atmosphere" after babies Lameko and Lanna’s died.

Samoan nurse charged with manslaughter over baby vaccine deaths

The nurse has already been charged with conspiracy to defeat the course of justice and negligence.

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Pat Newman says he is part principal, part social worker, and that the problem is out of control.

Northland principal begs for funding to help kids escape P-related suffering - 'Help now or build bigger prisons'

Pat Newman says schools are "screaming out" for help dealing with the problem, but are being told there's not enough funding.

Dialysis (file picture).

Dialysis for NZ patients 'rationed' as ineligible immigrants treated

At times, staff said they have had to reduce dialysis sessions for existing patients to twice a week.

01:40
The man who stole the plane from Seattle airport discussed landing the plane with air traffic control and also apologised to those who care for him.

Theft of US plane shows potential dangers from airline workers, expert warns

Richard Russell had clearance to be among aircraft but wasn't a pilot.

01:41
Members of the public have offered money to help Tim Fairhall travel to visit his brother after access to his KiwiSaver money was denied.

Man with Down syndrome turns down donation offers, just wants early access to KiwiSaver

Tim Fairhall, 39, wants to use his KiwiSaver to visit his brother overseas while he's still in good health, but is unable to do so under current guidelines.

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Richard Russell’s family described him as “a warm, compassionate man”.

Family of US man presumed dead after crashing stolen plane left 'devastated'

A spokesman read a statement expressing the family's grief and shock at Richard Russell's death.

A yellow Labrador Retriever puppy playing with ball tennis outdoors in the grass

West Australian pet welfare programmes get million dollar cash boost

One programme allows pets to be anonymously fostered out while owners escape domestic violence.

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By the time Tim Fairhall reaches 65 to access his Kiwisaver, he’ll be “the equivalent of about 90”.

Retirement Commissioner calls for changes to KiwiSaver so man with Down syndrome can visit brother

The money Mr Fairhall needs to travel with his mother is locked up in KiwiSaver until he turns 65, but Down syndrome means he is ageing faster than most.

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Grace is only 11 but she’s old enough to understand the bullet point in her medical records – “exposed to P in utero”.

'I’m going to be brave' - Girl, 11, knows her mother's drug taking meant she was exposed to P in the uterus

An Auckland University professor is called for women to be screened for P during pregnancy, and those identified and their babies to get treatment they need.

Dying gardener who claims weed killer caused his cancer awarded over $400m

Dewayne Johnson was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer at age 42 in 2014.

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'My name is Victoria, and this is my book' - seven-year-old receiving palliative care ticks goal off wish list with Hilary Barry

The book Victoria Vysotskaya wrote and illustrated was delivered as Seven Sharp visited her.

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The announcement means the Lumsden facility will provide pre and post-natal care, but won’t be a birthing centre.

Lumsden Birthing Centre in Southland to close despite community outcry - 'Could put babies and mothers at greater risk'

National's Hamish Walker said when the centre closes mothers may have to travel up to 130 kilometres to give birth.

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Researchers are calling for new laws to be put in place, despite the potential economic costs.

Experts warn New Zealand not prepared for a global pandemic

Researchers are calling for new laws to be put in place, despite potential economic costs.

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2000 file photo, actress Margot Kidder, who dated former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, arrives for his funeral at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal. Kidder's daughter says the Superman actress' death has been ruled a suicide. Maggie McGuan told The Associated Press Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, that she knew her mother died by suicide when she was brought to Kidder's house in May 2018, and that it is a big relief to have the truth out. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

'Superman' actress Margot Kidder's death ruled a suicide

Kidder, who played Lois Lane in Christopher Reeve's Superman, was found dead on May 13.

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