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

Midwife disciplined for stillbirth after she didn't refer obese mother to specialist to 'avoid embarrassment'

The Health and Disability Commissioner has found the care of a mother and her baby, who was born stillborn, was seriously compromised.

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The video has led to calls for treatment on infants by chiropractors to be banned.

Kids now off limits to Australian chiropractor under investigation for 'disturbing' infant video

Andrew Arnold was put on an "undertaking" by the Chiropractic Board of Australia today.

Health Minister David Clark.

District Health Boards expected to end financial year nearly $350 million in debt

The Health Minister says all DHBs are on notice to improve their performance and form a plan to return to financial stability.

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The video has led to calls for treatment on infants by chiropractors to be banned.

Australian chiropractor faces investigation after performing 'horrifying' treatment on a baby

Video shows chiropractor tell parents that baby is going to "squawk a bit".

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The video has led to calls for treatment on infants by chiropractors to be banned.

Call to ban chiropractors treating infants as 'horrifying' footage of Australian baby emerges

A video posted on Facebook shows the Melbourne baby being dangled upside down, tapped on the head and undergoing spine and neck manipulation.

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King won for his work as a mental health advocate.

Mike King blown away by success of gumboot fundraiser aiming to raise cash for free mental health counselling

The campaign has raised more than $20,000 for mental health in just under 48 hours.

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The Hastings District Council is voting this week whether to charge an additional $200 “oversized” fee for the service.

'Oversized' casket fee proposed by funeral industry body as New Zealanders get larger

A report prepared for Hastings District Council said cremating "oversized caskets" takes twice as long as a "standard casket".

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The Otago University Students’ Association is facilitating the testing in a bid to keep users safe.

Free drug testing available at University of Otago's O-Week in 'bold move' to educate potential users

"If we can't stop the intent to use, step two is to educate and inform to reach the same objective."

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A battle with osteo arthritis threatened to end it all, but he’s back - fighting for a tenth world title.

NZ's champion wood chopper aims for 10th world title after overcoming arthritis scare

Jason Wynyard's amassed over 250 world championship titles since he started competing at the age of 12.

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He’s fathered more than 100 children but aims to father more than 2500.

Sperm donor touring Australia with goal of impregnating 2500 women labelled 'dangerous'

"I just think he's mad, and dangerous, and these women shouldn't be going anywhere near him," one fertility expert said.

Eighteen people injured following chlorine spill at Thames school

Five fire trucks were called to Pārāwai School at around 2.50pm.

Midwife, DHB found in breach of consumer rights after mum gives birth to stillborn baby

The midwife failed to advise the woman to consult with an obstetrician about her care before going into labour.

As junior doctors walk off the job again from tomorrow, some of their senior colleagues are complaining about their fatigue and the harm being caused to patients.

DHBs accuse junior doctors' union of misleading its members, public

RDA senior advocate David Munro says the union disputed the DHB's claims and would be "vigourously defending our position".

Ambulances left needing repair work after St John staff write slogans on them during pay dispute

The charity’s paramedics have been using chalk pens and permanent markers to write slogans on the vehicles.

Cardiac arrest survivor backs call for CPR to be taught in schools

Kenneth Yew has added his voice to calls from the Resuscitation Council for the Government to introduce CPR as a compulsory part of the curriculum.

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The Government is now spending less on preventing the illness.

Fears Government has dropped the ball on rheumatic fever as cases rise

It coincides with the Government spending less on preventing the illness.

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Insys Therapeutics Inc was charged with scheming to bribe doctors in exchange for prescriptions of their drug.

US drug company appears in court accused of bribing doctors, using rap video to push fentanyl sales

Insys Therapeutics Inc founder John Kapoor and other former executives have denied all wrongdoing.

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A band of cyclists have set off on an emotional ride to promote the popular kapa haka performer’s health campaign.

Even in death, kapa haka star's ‘Smear Your Mea’ campaign making a difference

Launched before Talei Morrison lost her battle with cervical cancer last year, it has become one of the most successful Māori health campaigns ever.

 President Donald Trump waves after stepping off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington

Donald Trump now considered obese after gaining weight

The US President's doctor says the 72-year-old president "remains in very good health overall".

The Cancer Society has defended its sunscreen, saying Kiwis simply not using enough, or using it incorrectly.

Cancer Society provides more sunscreen test results: No defects found

One person was found not to have used enough sunscreen while paddleboarding.

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Social psychologist Dr Joe Boden say those people can’t seek help because of current laws making cannabis illegal.

Current cannabis law 'a deterrent to young people getting treatment' for drug's negative affects - expert

Associate Professor Joe Boden discussed the issue on TVNZ1's Breakfast today.

Town's ban on smoking and vaping on public property is a New Zealand first

Businesses in the area will still be able to operate outdoor smoking areas.

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Putahi Kani is spearheading the campaign to eat healthy instead of turning to meth.

Watch: Meet the Mongrel Mob member behind wildly-popular healthy eating Facebook page

Putahi Kani runs the popular 'Heils Kitchen' Facebook page which has over 60,000 followers.

Government to push for more children to walk, scoot and bike to school

It's estimated physical inactivity cost the country $1.3 billion in direct and indirect costs in 2010.

Waikato woman accused of impersonating DHB workers to enter homes of elderly, steal meds

Some of the victims lived in retirement villages, police said.

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They are calling for better work conditions and better pay for new graduates.

Around 50 midwives march through Christchurch streets as rolling strikes continue

"Saving lives midwives," the group chanted as they called for better work conditions and better pay for new graduates.

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