Health

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Dr Windell Boutte is facing nearly 100 complaints from former patients.

Doctor filmed dancing and rapping while patients out cold explains her actions

Dr Windell Boutte is facing nearly 100 complains from former patients.

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Three babies among those to receive donor tissue from patient who had brain cancer

Queensland's chief health officer said the tissue was only "potentially" contaminated.

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Talks will continue on Monday in a bid to avert nurses walking off the job next month.

Nurses, DHBs fail to make deal in urgent pay talks as nationwide strikes loom

Talks will continue on Monday in a bid to avert nurses walking off the job next month.

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New research has been released today, and it raises questions about whether our health system can copy with this increase.

'Wake up call' - NZ stroke rates predicted to rise 40 per cent in decade

Stroke costs New Zealand an estimated $700 million each year.

Miss Great Britain 2009 Sophie Gradon arrives at the Miss Great Britain party, at the Red Room, at Les Ambassadeurs, Mayfair, central London.   (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)

Love Island UK contestant, Sophie Gradon, dead at 32

Also a former Miss Great Britain, Gradon was found dead in a north east England property, on Thursday.

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The PM's first child is due June 17, and yesterday she released some details around photo ops and hospitals to address public interest.

Jacinda Ardern's newborn 'hungry and alert' with mum 'a bit tired' after staying up all night feeding her

At 4.45pm yesterday, the Prime Minister gave birth to a 3.31kg healthy baby girl.

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1 NEWS reporter Paul Hobbs is at Auckland Hospital where Jacinda Ardern spent the night after giving birth.

'Jacinda do you need a babysitter?' – Cute note left for PM on hospital window

The PM is already receiving offers of help less than a day after giving birth.

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Nurses will only walk off the job, however, if mediation on Friday fails.

Nurses, district health boards to meet today for mediation talks

It's a last attempt to avoid strike action after nurses rejected the latest pay offer.

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There's optimism the Prime Minister and partner Clarke Gayford will cope well with the challenge of parenthood.

Mums share advice for Jacinda and Clarke on day PM gives birth - 'Go with your gut'

There's optimism the PM and partner Clarke Gayford will cope with the challenge.

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The nation waits as Jacinda Ardern enters Auckland Hospital to give birth to her first baby

The Prime Minister was accompanied by her partner Clarke Gayford when she went to hospital early this morning.

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The Hello Cup is made of medical grade TPE and its Hawke's Bay developers reckon it will create a revolution in women's health.

Friends say their NZ-made menstrual cup will revolutionse women's health

Robyn McLean and Mary Bond of Hawke's Bay say their product helps the environment and saves money.

Health Minister says his priority is to 'defend the interests of the public patient' as National challenges him on pending nurses' strike

"The health system deserves to be supported adequately," Minister David Clark told Parliament.

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Nurses will only walk off the job, however, if mediation on Friday fails.

DHBs receive notice of strikes as nurses to hold urgent mediation talks

There are still hopes, however, the action will be averted.

Tanya Fillia, her daughter Willow-Mina and husband John Fillia

Calls for equal recognition of rongoā Māori in healthcare

A terminally ill woman says Māori healing methods have helped to keep her alive for years longer than doctors expected.

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Last year 197 Kiwis were infected by the disease, but experts say it's too early to know whether the reduction will be maintained.

New Zealand sees drop in people diagnosed with HIV

Dr Sue McAllister said despite the drop being encouraging, it was too early to determine whether the decline would be maintained.

Woman finds bag of meth in Whangārei Hospital children's ward

'What kind of people take P into a children's ward in a hospital?' her partner asks.

UK to review medical marijuana ban after outcry over denial of treatment for epileptic children

It comes after epileptic Billy Caldwell, 12, was allowed to receive cannabis oil for his seizures.

The Minsiter of Health answers on Q+A how the government will have enough to adequately fund New Zealand’s health sector.

Health Minister calls for immediate review of DHB move to alter Nelson after-hours mental health service for kids & teens

Four political parties sent a letter urging him to stop the planned changes to the Child Adolescent Mental Health Service.

'It was so frightening' – Aussie mum's desperate hospital rush for baby with deadly virus

An Adelaide mother is warning about the risks of the potentially deadly parechovirus.

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The Deputy PM says the Government is trying to facilitate DHB’s to "be more generous" in their pay offer to nurses.

'We can't fix everything up after six months' – Winston Peters asks for patience in nurses' pay dispute

The Deputy PM says the Government is trying to facilitate DHBs to "be more generous" in their pay offer to nurses.

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Most of the nearly 30,000 nurses and midwives voted overwhelmingly against the deal offered.

National nursing strike looms: 'People are fed up'

Hospitals could be left with a skeleton staff as nurses gear up to walk off the job next month.

Simon Barnett's wife Jodi 'responding really well' after two weeks of radiation therapy for malignant brain tumour

"We're just enormously grateful for the love, and cards, and prayers," Simon told his More FM colleagues this morning.

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Scientists are weighing up exercise, nutrition and socialising to see where the biggest benefits lie.

Exercise, nutrition & socialising; Where do the biggest health benefits lie for Kiwi seniors?

A huge study into ageing across NZ is exploring the most effective ways for older people to keep healthy.

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Most of the nearly 30,000 nurses and midwives voted overwhelmingly against the deal offered.

Most popular: Nurses union says they have 'strongly rejected' latest pay offer from DHB, with strikes still possible

About 27,000 nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants voted to strike for two full days next month.

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He said the priority of the Government has been to rebuild our core public services.

'It takes time to fix neglect': Winston Peters defends rejected nurses pay offer, Minister says there's no more cash in the kitty for nurses

"The Government has to balance pay demands across the public sector. We have gone as far as we can in terms of extra Government money," Dr Clark said this afternoon.

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Motor neurone is the world's third most common neuro-degenerative disorder and is more commonly seen in older people.

NZ has highest rate of motor neurone disease of any country in the world

A University of Auckland study has found the mortality rate for the disease is significantly higher in NZ.

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