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Young cancer survivor and New Zealand Herald columnist Jake Bailey reflects on growing assaults against healthcare workers and a Queensland law making an impact across the Tasman.

Mum of twin who died during birth wants the DHB to learn from her...

The mother of a twin who died during birth wants a shake-up at her district health board after a damning report released today has found both the obstetrician and hospital at fault.

A voice of hope: Mental illness survivor Genevieve Mora speaks out

After 10 years of crippling anxiety, hiding her symptoms in shame, now 23-year-old Genevieve Mora is speaking out to remove the stigma around anxiety disorders.

Huntington’s disease is a cruel killer

It's a ghastly disease that destroys lives and shows no mercy. Carmen Hall talks to families affected by Huntington's disease.

Why communication with your people is key after a life-threatening diagnosis

Human connection is something we are all wired for. When things get tough it's often the breakdown in communication that makes life difficult. Jess Weller shares her experience with Breast Cancer.

Local Focus: Jiu-jitsu gives hope to boy with lung condition

The sport of Jiu-jitsu requires speed, agility and fitness. And for this young Tauranga boy, it's his passion.

‘I survived cancer. So why am I so sad?’

An Australian study in 2011 found higher rates of anxiety and depression among cancer survivors.

Camp Braveheart: Kiwi children with heart defects flourish at Heart Kids camp

Ben has hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a birth defect that affects the way blood flows through the heart. Next week 9-year-old Ben Doig will be at a camp near Auckland, rock climbing, kayaking, shooting with a bow and arrow, and tackling obstacle courses.

Clothing swap for multiple sclerosis support

Clothing will be scattered across the tables and new wardrobes will be created next weekend in support of multiple sclerosis sufferers.

Doctors fail to tell patient about signs of cancer

Two GPs have been ordered to apologise to a man who was not informed multiple tests taken across more than a year suggested he might have prostate cancer.
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