Scientists claim breakthrough after terminal breast cancer cured

A woman with advanced breast cancer has been "cured" by an injection harvested from her own immune system in what scientists have described as an "extremely promising" world first.

Tighter restrictions sought on birth defect drug

Kiwi mothers of children with disabilities caused by exposure to an anti-convulsant medication during pregnancy want answers on why they were not warned earlier of its dangers to unborn babies.

Family carers’ heartfelt call on Government for law change

Families fighting a 20-year battle to be paid for caring for their disabled loved ones are calling for the government to repeal the law protecting a "discriminatory" care policy.

Living a reverse bucket list, with Crohn’s Disease and an ileostomy

Kate Montgomery recalls her lowest point in more than a decade of dealing with Crohn's Disease was immediately after ileostomy surgery where parts of her intestine were removed.

Woman dies after seriousness of symptoms missed

A doctor in New Zealand who did not take the temperature of a woman who died a day later has been found to have failed to recognise the seriousness of her symptoms and to take appropriate action in response

Ageing with a disability sucks, says long-time advocate

69-year-old John McIntosh talks to Mary Anne Gill from the Life Unlimited Trust about ageing, disability and the importance of independence "for your soul".

Northland teen who suffered toxic shock syndrome urging others to know the signs

Whangarei student Grace Morgan has a warning for others after toxic shock syndrome caused her organs to fail and could have been fatal.

Disabled man’s mum wins appeal over family care payments

An elderly mother who looks after her disabled son 24-7 has won her appeal against a Ministry of Health decision to pay her for just 17 hours of care each week.

Enrich+ Spectrum Energy provide much needed support for autism

For people with autism, life can be a challenge. Young people with autism in particular often face a lonely and isolated existence as they struggle to understand their emotions, thoughts and feelings.

Whangarei women hope medical cannabis plan blooms

Two Whangarei women are applying for a licence to grow medicinal cannabis on 2ha of land near the city.
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Death: the symptoms of dying

How much do many of us actually know about the act of dying? In the first of Health Central’s special focus on death and dying – The Death Series – FIONA CASSIE talks to palliative care specialist Brian Ensor about the symptoms of dying.

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