Health

Stroke and heart attack screenings falling short - report

An epidemiological study says screening hasn't helped reduce stroke numbers in the past decade.

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Edmund Fordyce had open heart surgery at nine days old, but that hasn’t stopped him dreaming of being a croquet champion.

Meet the teen croquet sensation with a broken heart

Edmund Fordyce had open heart surgery at nine days old, but that hasn’t stopped him dreaming of being a croquet champion.

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She says detainees are living in unsanitary, unsafe and overcrowded conditions at Villawood.

Green MP challenging tight-lipped Villawood detention centre

Marama Davidson has been challenging the Sydney centre since the death of New Zealander Rob Peihopa.

Dr Chris Wilkins from Massey University says the clubs would sell drugs only to those registered with the club.

Decriminalising cannabis could bring in $150m a year in tax revenue - report

"We spend about $400 million per year enforcing prohibition," a Treasury report states.

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Some companies and sports clubs are taking it upon themselves to make sure defibrillators are on hand.

NZ needs thousands more heart defibrillators but Auckland woman sorts her suburb

Beach Haven's Lauren Davies was shocked to find there were no defibrillators in her area.

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Some companies and sports clubs are taking it upon themselves to make sure defibrillators are on hand.

Lady with heart of gold desperately campaigning for more defibrillators

Some companies and sports clubs are taking it upon themselves to make sure defibrillators are on hand.

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Marlena and Dave Peacock have launched a petition calling on the government to intervene in son Ashley's case.

Parents of isolated autistic man say son's been turned into an 'animal'

"If you lock someone up in a cage, which is what happened to him, you get an animal."

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When I first meet Ashley Peacock, 38, it’s hard to believe he's one of new Zealand’s most violent mental health patients.

Petition launched to get autistic man being held in seclusion released into community

Ashley Peacock has been kept in a mental health seclusion unit for more than five years.

Tests For Research Of Zica virus (ZIKV)

Woman found to spread Zika through sex for first time

A New York City woman infected her male partner with Zika virus through sex.

Vaccination refusal rate high in Northland, their rural location could be to blame

A study has revealed difficulties accessing care are likely to be a factor.

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3D-printed prosthetic limbs are lighter, more advanced and free: "This is the most rewarding process".

'Our goal is to design bionic arms for children' - US team builds 3D arm for Kiwi kid

Growing up with only one arm meant Corey has had his fair share of difficulties.

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The All Black opened up about the struggles his family faced after his wife went through a kidney transplant last year.

'It's a no-brainer really' - Crusaders rally to fundraise for young girl's kidney transplant

Maddie Collins, 12, needs $350,000 to travel to the US for the life-saving operation.

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Immigration officials and recruitment agencies say they have been inundated by huge numbers of health workers keen to leave the UK.

Brexit may see Kiwi health system flush with UK workers

The EU referendum result saw some 225 British health workers register an interest in moving to NZ.

Golf's place at Olympics questioned as Spieth joins Rio boycott over Zika

Jordan Spieth follows the lead of Jason Day, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy because of fears concerning the Zika virus.

Baby sucking thumb

Thumb-suckers rejoice! Shoving fingers in your mouth could be good for you

New research says nail-biters and thumb-suckers may be less likely to develop allergies.

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You may well be shocked by the amount of sugar in the drink you're falling back on this month.

'Ginger beer is higher in calories than a normal beer' - top nutritionist's warning to those doing Dry July

You may be shocked at the amount of sugar in the drink you're falling back on this month.

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"We can't afford to sit around for an hour or so and see what happens," says Rob Doughty

Cardiologist's message after his own heart attack: don't delay calling for help

"We can't afford to sit around for an hour or so and see what happens," says Rob Doughty.

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"We can't afford to sit around for an hour or so and see what happens," says Rob Doughty

Cardiologist's advice after his own heart attack: call for help quickly

"We can't afford to sit around for an hour or so and see what happens," says Rob Doughty.

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Toni Street says she is disappointed for the Taranaki mum whose petition failed for parents to know about their children’s abortions.

Teen abortions: 'I would be mortified if it was my child and I wasn’t told'

Toni is disappointed for the Taranaki mum whose petition failed for parents to know about their children’s abortions.

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Nasie Bayley shares her story of fighting a condition that doesn't even have a name.

Meet the brave Kiwi teen who's the only known person in the world fighting a rare medical condition

Nasie Bayley shares her story of fighting a debilitating medical condition.

Opinion: Privately-funded healthcare, daft but inevitable

Private investors don't seem all that keen, but it's coming, says Dita DeBoni.

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Starship Hospital is testing whether vitamin D will prevent respiratory infections.

Simple vitamin may help babies breathe easier

Starship Hospital is testing whether weekly drops of Vitamin D might benefit toddlers and babies.

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It's hoped one nurse will be able to monitor 100 patients using iPads.

Will digital nurses be the way of medicine in the future?

It's hoped one nurse will be able to monitor 100 patients using iPads.

Green light given for $11m Dunedin critical care unit

The unit is part of Southern DHB's programme of urgent interim works.

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There are fears patients will have to travel to Christchurch or Auckland for treatment.

Wellington hospitals review 'code' for cutbacks - Labour

The capital's DHB is laden with one-fifth of the country's forecast health board debt this financial year.

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There are fears patients will have to travel to Christchurch or Auckland for treatment.

Fears for patient care and jobs as Wellington health board's debt passes $10 million

ONE News learned about the review before staff or their unions, who are angry and worried.

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Fewer Kiwi teens are having sex according to a health survey. But for those that are, the safe-sex message doesn't seem to be working.

Kiwi teens delaying sexual activity, but less likely to use contraception

A new study has found that more funding is needed to reach teens at high risk of pregnancy.

Science wins again! Nine-year-old Frozen fanatic elated with new ice-blue prosthetic hand

A group of students spent six months designing the 3D printed hand.

'What am I going to do with all these roses?' - awesome husband surprises wife on last day of chemo

Brad Bousquet sent a secret message to family and friends to fundraise for breast cancer research.

Exclusion of pregnant woman from health research needs to change, expert says

Medical ethics lecturer Angela Ballantyne says pregnant women are being done a disservice.

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