Lorelei Mason

The current system puts people in certain parts of the country ahead of others for public funding.

Older, stoic patients suffering in silence with hip and knee operations falling behind

New Research shows government funding is struggling to keep pace with our growing, ageing population.

ONE News reporter's story: My sister-in-law gave me the gift of life, hopefully now others will become organ donors too

Lorelei Mason says donors should have always received full reimbursement for lost income.

01:55
The restoration project was sparked by local anglers Fish and Game to boost poor numbers.

Hopes high for brown trout released into pristine Rakaia River

The restoration project was sparked by local anglers Fish and Game to boost poor numbers.

Brown trout released into Rakaia River.

Brown trout numbers given a boost with release of extra 2500 in Canterbury river

Historically the river has been a prolific brown trout fishery.

Kiwis develop vaccine for common STD

New Zealand researchers have found that a vaccine for meningococcal disease can also protect against gonorrhoea.

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The storm seems to be over but electricity companies are struggling to get things back up and running.

Strong winds and snow cause havoc leaving thousands without power in Canterbury

The storm seems to be over but electricity companies are struggling to get things back up and running.

More than 170 skiers rescued off Mt Hutt chairlift after breakdown

Staff used ropes to help abseil skiers to the ground.

02:15
New figures obtained by ONE News show the cost of seeing a doctor has risen significantly in recent years.

Doctors warn fees will keep going up unless funding system changed

New figures obtained by ONE News show the cost of seeing a doctor has risen significantly in recent years.

Cancer drug Keytruda to be fully funded by Pharmac from next month

Until now, the cost of treatment was out of reach of many, with treatments costing about $10,000 per patient every three weeks.

Boys now eligible for free potentially life-saving vaccine

Until now, parents wanting their sons vaccinated have had to pay around $450 for the Gardasil vaccine.

02:09
VTE or venous thrombo-embolism? Research shows 50% of us have never heard of it and even more unaware of what causes it.

Kiwis blissfully unaware of dangerous medical condition

Approximately 4000 New Zealanders get a VTE every year, and it kills 60 of them.

Stroke and heart attack screenings falling short - report

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

03:00
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.

02:02
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.

02:03
The new technology doesn't come cheap, but saves on fingers pricks for type-one diabetes sufferers.

Smartphones coming to the aid of diabetes sufferers – but at a cost

The new technology doesn't come cheap, but saves on fingers pricks for type-one diabetes sufferers.

02:06
The million-dollar research will make use of New Zealand's unique soil and plant life.

Kiwi scientists helping fight world's 'biggest threat'

A team from Victoria Uni is about to begin a three-year study in the race to find new and improved antibiotics.

02:12
It’s hoped the 530 babies will help unlock the mystery of why early birth leads to high rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

What's best to feed premature babies?

Auckland babies will soon take part in the world's largest clinical trial of premature baby nutrition.

02:26
Jeannie McEwan is in chronic pain, which started in 2003 after she was treated with a transvaginal surgical mesh.

Gynaecologists voice concern over surgical mesh in women causing harm

"It is my belief that all transvaginal meshes should be taken away."

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ONE News health reporter Lorelei Mason discusses why hundreds of women are not receiving the newest technology.

Kiwi breast cancer patients missing out on the latest treatment

ONE News' Lorelei Mason discusses why hundreds of women are not receiving the newest technology.

02:09
The mums, who have experience a devastating cancer diagnosis first-hand, are raising funds for cutting-edge Otago University genetic research.

Christchurch mums band together to help fight against cancer

Each week, three New Zealand families receive the news that their child has cancer - but a new group called REACH is helping to change that.

03:04
Nationwide bowel cancer screening has finally been given the green light, but it’ll start small.

'Hundreds of lives will be saved' after bowel cancer screening given green light

NZ will finally begin a nationwide screening programme for our biggest cancer killer.

02:12
New research shows geography is a factor in what causes the most common cancer among Kiwis.

South Islanders more at risk of deadly form of melanoma

"Mutations to the NRAS gene were found in 38 per cent of South Island melanomas, but only in 21 per cent of North Island ones."

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Among those at the event were some of the hundreds of people who have been rescued.

Crowds gather for Canterbury-West Coast rescue open day

Among those at the event were some of the hundreds of people who have been rescued.

Calls for budget decision on bowel cancer screening

"We are losing 1200 lives to this cancer every year," says Bowel Cancer NZ.

02:14
According to a highly-acclaimed study, abnormalities in the brains of a third of prem babies can persist into late childhood.

Premature birth linked to hurdles in later life

Abnormalities in the brains of some very premature babies persist, studies show.

02:05
Between 2011 and 2014 over 1500 patients received insulation as part of the programme.

Free home insulation initiative to keep post-quake Cantabrians warm praised by DHB

The Healthy Homes project initially targeted 900 patients who had presented at to Christchurch Hospital.

Crown company appoints new Christchurch anchor projects boss

The new chief executive is former CEO of Genesis Energy, Albert Brantley.

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This comes as demand for dialysis for kidney disease outstrips supply as obesity and diabetes rates soar.

New clinic aims to ease South Auckland's diabetes problem

The Counties Manukau DHB needs to provide dialysis to more than 600 patients.

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