Health

Woman sues hospital in US for saving her life

Court documents say the negligence was compounded when hospital personnel resuscitated her - something she did not want.

Alexis Albert loved netball and had earned a number of "Player of the Day" awards.

'Kids are just so vulnerable' - Brave mum's meningococcal warning to parents after losing her little girl

"Don't hesitate, you don't have time. If your child is complaining of a headache and a stiff neck take them to the doctor or hospital as soon as possible."

FILE -In this Jan. 17, 2016 file photo, Amy Schumer arrives at the 21st annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. During the Grammy nominations, announced Tuesday, Dec. 6, the comedian-actress was nominated for best spoken word album and comedy album. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Actress Amy Schumer hospitalised with pregnancy nausea, cancels show

Schumer says her second-trimester has been harder than the first.

Adorable baby laughs while her mom plays with her. She is looking over her mother's shoulder. She is showing an cute toothless grin.

Omega-3s can cut risk of premature births, study finds

Daily omega-3 supplementation can cut the risk of birth before 37 weeks by 11 per cent and the risk of birth before 34 weeks by 42 per cent.

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Auckland Council is spending hundreds of millions to fix the problem, but is that enough?

Phil Goff promises solutions as 'faecal contamination' plagues Auckland beaches

The mayor says wastewater overflow will be cut by 90 per cent within a decade.

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As a huge advocate for men's health, Jeremy thought he'd get his engine checked, so to speak.

Watch: Jeremy Wells takes the Testimatic testicular cancer check at Big Boys Toys

As a huge advocate for men's health, Jeremy thought he'd get his engine checked, so to speak.

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Nikki Lee Carlson is hoping the surgery will change her voice so it matches her appearance.

Former NZ Idol contestant Nik, now Nikki, heads to South Korea for voice feminisation surgery

Nikki Lee Carlson - you might remember her as Nick from NZ Idol - is hoping her voice will now match her appearance.

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Hayley and Matty, however, weren’t adverse to having onions on the bottom of their snarler

Breakfast's Daniel fires up at Bunnings' sausage sizzle decree - 'This is just pathetic'

Hayley and Matty, however, weren't adverse to having onions on the bottom of their snarler.

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Beula Thomas is this week’s winner.

Woman helping families at Wellington's neonatal intensive care unit rewarded

Beula Thomas is the Good as Gold recipient for aiding the babies and families dubbed the 'Brave Hearts'.

Most read: 'Mummy I'm sorry for this' - Heart-rending last words of cancer-stricken boy, 5, who died in mum's arms

Charlie Proctor's parents in the UK were unable to raise the $NZ1.6m needed for a last-chance liver transplant in the US.

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Infectious disease specialist Dr Emma Best talks to Breakfast about the symptoms and how to act.

Calls for meningococcal vaccine to be funded after six deaths from rare strain this year

The rare strain of the disease is on the rise in New Zealand, with 24 cases of meningococcal W this year.

St John ambulance.

Around 1000 ambulance workers to begin strikes today

The workers insist patient safety will not be put at risk.

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Watch: Hilary Barry puts in shift at salon that doubles as sanitary products charity

Soala Wilson knows what it's like after having to use toilet paper instead of sanitary products herself.

Separated twins continue to reach out for each other after successful Melbourne surgery

"They were reaching out for each other, putting their legs across as they did when they were joined."

Cellphone (file picture).

Otago Uni study finds mental health improvements using mindfulness meditation apps

It found "modest but tangible improvements" in a healthy student population.

Group of doctors in a hurry down the hospital hallway for emergency

Crushed Whangārei mum pleads for meningococcal vaccine after daughter's death

Rowshae Albert's daughter, Alexis, came home from school four months ago complaining of a headache. But it was something far more sinister.

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Ms Obama says she didn’t realise how common miscarriages were, as people don’t talk about it.

Michelle Obama shares heartbreak about miscarriage - 'I felt like I failed'

Her deeply personal account shed new light on the couple's early struggles.

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When Tanya Mudford lost sight in her left eye, her claim was denied. Now she's warning others.

Fair Go: Invercargill farmer refused trauma insurance payout after going blind in one eye

When is a trauma not a trauma? Tania Mudford found out the hard way.

New unit to transform critical care at Dunedin Hospital

Stage one of the hospital's ICU upgrade was officially opened this morning.

Stethoscope with financial statement

Lack of rural health professionals will result in crisis, GPs say

The Government is currently considering two university bids for rural health training initiatives.

Baby (File picture).

'Severe' preference for sons in cultures linked to demographic distortion

About 117 million to 126 million women are believed to be 'missing' in Asia and Eastern Europe alone.

Artist’s impression of the new main entrance of Bay of Islands Hospital, Kawakawa, incorporating a Primary Care facility.

Government to spend more than $7 million on Bay of Islands hospital

Health Minister David Clark said a new building will give people better access to the services they need.

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Mrs. Obama says she felt she "failed because I didn't know how common miscarriages were".

Watch: Brave Michelle Obama opens up about miscarriage and IVF treatments - 'I felt lost and alone'

Mrs. Obama says she felt she "failed because I didn't know how common miscarriages were".

Kiwi families support GP's controversial 'miraculous' eczema cream

The High Court upheld a controversial tribunal decision sanctioning him for his treatment of eczema patients.

Conjoined twins successfully separated in life-changing Melbourne surgery

The sisters are in recovery following the operation which took six hours to complete.

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Seven Sharp is here to help you navigate 'that' chat with your kids.

How to have 'that' chat with your kids about porn

Porn nowadays is everywhere and former sex ed teacher Jo Robertson says 'it is now harder to avoid than to come across.'

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It’s a good problem to have, but it’s also exacerbating the skills shortage in industries across the nation.

Concerns voiced over high levels of lead in some Kiwi households' drinking water

Master Plumbers discovered a tap for sale online which leached more than 70 per cent of the recommended level.

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