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The decision to go with a single provider of blood sugar meters has eroded choice for the 120,000 people using meters, says Diabetes New Zealand.

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Faye Braddock sufferer of multiple sclerosis talks about her success with new stem cell treatments.

Michelle Dickinson: Sweet news about cancer and sugar

As New Zealand's single biggest cause of death, cancer is a disease that we will all have some experience of in our lives.

NZ has world’s third highest rate of inflammatory bowel disease

New Zealand has the third worst rate of inflammatory bowel disease in the world and it is growing at an alarming rate, a new study has found.

Purple kumara reduces risk of colon cancer by seventy-five per cent

Purple-fleshed kumara could reduce the chance of colon cancer by up to 75 per cent, research shows.
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