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A study out of Auckland University of Technology suggests one in four people aged 25 and up are at “a lifetime risk” for strokes.

New study suggests New Zealanders have a higher risk of stroke than previously thought

New Zealand has the second highest lifetime risk of stroke among developed countries, the AUT research found.

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Kacey Louise has now returned from her procedure, so is she happy with the results?

Watch: Christchurch woman returns home after 'mummy makeover' in Thailand

Kacey Louise has now returned from her procedure, so is she happy with the results?

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Anaesthetic technicians at Rotorua Hospital begin first of two 24-hour strikes today

Mediation between the anaesthetic technicians and the DHB is expected to begin tomorrow, followed by a second strike scheduled for 8am the following day.

The 1 NEWS political reporters discuss the dramatic developments as the feud continues.

'My life has been laid bare' - Embattled MP Jami-Lee Ross releases lengthy plea to constituents

In a Facebook post titled 'Leaving bitterness and hatred behind', Mr Ross also said he wasn't fair to Simon Bridges.

ecstasy being handed over at a house party..

NSW inquest may examine two more deaths after five die of suspected overdoses at music festivals

All five deaths involved MDMA but their circumstances varied, a coroners court was told.

Officials warn of potentially toxic algae levels in Nelson, Canterbury streams

Cyanobacteria was discovered in two sites in Poorman Valley Stream, in Stoke.

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The project is the brainchild of Waikato’s Dawn Harpur, who thought of it while teaching herself to crochet.

Auckland hospital trials crochet 'octopals' to help soothe premature infants

The octopuses help prevent babies from dislodging life-saving tubes by enticing them to grip the tentacles instead.

'Getting too hot is a serious risk' - New guidelines address health impact of climate change

"Be careful when taking Grandma to the beach," said MP Julie Anne Genter.

Shortage forces rationing of popular contraceptive pill

The Government's drug-buying agency is working to manage the situation.

First NZ company gets licensed for high THC medicinal cannabis

Hikurangi Cannabis' licence has been extended so it can import stronger varieties.

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Animals 'tortured' pointlessly in depression research, says NZ group

A swim test is being used where animals are put in a vessel and forced to swim until they nearly drown.

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

Scientists push manufacturers to develop vegan pet food

Some pet owners feel uncomfortable about the intensive farming of animals used for pet food.

Pro-Life activists protest outside U.S Supreme Court at the 2019 annual March for Life.

'The right to defend life' -Trump speaks to activists at annual March for Life rally

Trump and Vice President Mike Pence attended the event which saw thousands brave the Washington cold.

'Life threatening risk'- Complaint forces Burger King TV ad redo

A viewer complained the advert did not convey the life-threatening risk from carbon monoxide poisoning.

The Drug Foundation wants permission to open testing stations.

Top Aussie doctors back pill testing trial at music festivals

Five people have died after taking drugs at music festivals in NSW alone since September.

Complaints about Cancer Society sunscreen increase, with babies among those burnt

On Tuesday the society had received 30 complaints about their products, now they've received 49.

Teens know little of most effective contraception, study finds

The study also found that teens would support an educational programme about long-acting reversible contraceptives.

Kiwis will vote in a binding referendum  on whether to allow personal use of the drug in the 2020 election.

Move carefully on cannabis law reform, Otago Uni academic warns

A binding referendum on legalising cannabis for personal use will be held at the 2020 general election.

After months of cancer treatment in Spain, girl, 4, returns to NZ with tumours inactive

All of the costs were paid for through Ka’iulani Forbes’ Givealittle page, which raised $241,136.

Sofia Vergara, pictured in December 2018.

Life in limbo: Leftover embryos vex US clinics and couples

Some are outright abandoned, in other cases, couples are struggling with tough decisions.

Mother nursing sick child At Home

Waikato measles outbreak leads to warnings from DHB

The region's DHB has been notified of six cases of measles in the last week.

Doctors remove 23-kilogram tumour cutting off blood supply to US woman's brain

The Idaho woman dismissed the rapid weight gain as the result of menopause.

'A tampon almost killed me' - Model shares toxic shock survival story, one year after amputation

The infection became so extreme that she suffered a massive heart attack before being placed into a medically induced coma.

Scientific studies show vaping is healthier than smoking, the government says, and it will likely help current smokers to quit.

E-cigarettes and vaping should be more accessible and regulated - National

MP Nicky Wagner said the Government should "save time" by adopting her bill.

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