Health

01:02

'Great concern' at anti-immunisation messages getting through to parents

"Unfortunatley vaccination is always something that gets linked with other things."

02:29

Exclusive: Kiwi discovery could help save lives of 400 million people with hepatitis B

Researchers have identified a key DNA marker to help determine who has chronic hepatitis B

01:48

Glimmer of hope in ongoing fight against dementia

A trial treatment is underway in Australia that could prevent the onset of symptoms.

'I no longer have to tuck my skin into my clothes' - Shrinking Violet shows off new tummy

Elora Harre raised more than $12,000 to fly to the US to have her loose skin removed.

00:44

John Key: We're not being obstinate towards midwives over pay

A large group of midwives and babies will be in attendance at the High Court in Wellington this morning as papers are filed.

01:49

Midwives gearing up for biggest equal pay challenge in NZ history

"It's a massive gender issue and one that needs to be solved for all women professionals.”

00:32

'I have no regrets' Mum says medicinal cannabis was the only thing to help her daughter

A woman admits illegally giving her daughter cannabis for a severe medical condition.

Kiwi dad's tattoo for deaf daughter inspires British dad to follow suit

Gareth Hickenbottom-Marriot had an implant tattooed behind his ear in a show of solidarity with his daughter Briar.

01:46

'Another excuse for fatties' - Kiwis vent on study showing big sisters are bigger

The scales seem to have tipped against the Auckland University researchers' findings.

02:45

'She is still a child' - Mum 'vowing' to change law around teenage abortion

Currently a child can have an abortion organised by their school and they aren't required to tell the parents.

02:45

Petition lodged to change teen abortion law

Hilary Kieft’s 15-year-old daughter never came home from high school one day, she'd had an abortion without her parents knowledge.

02:05

New figures show Kiwi kids are winning the battle against rheumatic fever

Hospital admission due to the disease have fallen by a quarter overall.

00:52

Seven Sharp host determined to be on 'the happy list' at 55 after 'sad' survey finding

Toni Street says findings of a happiness survey are 'a little sad' for those younger than 50-something.

04:26

'A true love story': Readers celebrate terminally-ill Ray Puni's wedding

Heartfelt wishes have poured in for terminally ill Ray Puni after the story of his wedding to the woman who stuck by him, on Seven Sharp last night.

Woman 'pressured' into getting ovaries removed

A woman says she was in tears when asked if she wanted to have her ovaries removed moments before the start of surgery.

Whopping 413kg woman rescued from New York apartment by crane

An incredibly obese woman required a the help of emergency crews and a crane to leave her apartment.

00:56

More workers face random drug and alcohol tests under new health and safety laws

Employees will be obligated to take random drug and alcohol tests if clear drug and alcohol expectations.

02:12

Minister was warned of safety risk in agriculture, documents show

Michael Woodhouse still decided to exclude most agriculture from rules facing high risk sectors.

00:39

'Work is good for us' - top doctor urges Kiwis to retire later

Dr John Mayhew says there's no medical reason why Kiwis should retire at 65.

00:52

'Public health malpractice' - professor urges NZ healthcare reform

A Massey University professor of health says we are treating chronic illnesses the same way we treat acute illness and it needs to change.

00:32

First 'female Viagra' approved - but doesn't mix well with alcohol

A drug designed to help women with low sexual desire has been approved by the FDA.

Care of man who ate himself to death 'inadequate' - coroner

Paul Thompson died after "gorging himself on a large quantity of food", the coroner has found.

02:37

'Cystic Sisters' meet Seven Sharp's good deeds challenge

The sisters were already on a mission to do acts of kindness for those who've helped them deal with cystic fibrosis.

04:24

New calls for bowel cancer screening as many diagnosed too late

A new study reveals high numbers of New Zealanders discover they have incurable bowel cancer too late.

01:54

Specialists sending thousands back to GPs 'dangerous' - Labour

Labour claims increasing numbers of people desperate to see specialists are being sent back to their GP.

03:58

Could a photo save this baby’s life?

The desire to take baby photos can be overwhelming for some parents, but these sort of photos are more than keepsakes for a Taranaki family.

Dentist fined after leaving his tools in teen's tooth for three years

A Taumarunui dentist failed to let on he had left part of an instrument in a teenager's root canal.

02:01

'Govt health spending fails to keep up with increased costs' - Doctor's union claims

The Senior Doctor’s Union says the Government is spending less of its total budget on health year-on-year.

Woman gives birth on side of busy Wellington street

A police officer arrived as the mother was giving birth in her car on the side of Aotea Quay.

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