Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Aucklander Callan Fabian living with a disease turning his body to stone

An Auckland man is slowly dying from a rare autoimmune disease that's causing his skin to harden and his organs to solidify - effectively turning him to stone.

Te Aroha shares her cancer diary

Te Aroha Isaia, aged 24, was diagnosed with grade three inflammatory HER2+ breast cancer in December 2016. She began a blog to share her journey with her friends and family, and now she’s sharing thoughts from her blog with you.

Multiple Sclerosis sufferer opens up about stem cell success

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

Colleagues’ deaths inspire Movember campaign focusing on men’s health

Blokes all around the world will begin to sport a hairy top lip as Movember kicks off again tomorrow in an effort to raise awareness about men's health issues.

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.

The financial and emotional toll of IVF

IVF is not easy and it's not a solution. Not everyone wins the baby lottery and gets a take home baby.

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

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

Parents fight back after state takes two children with brittle bone disease

A young couple are fighting a decision to take their two children - one a newborn baby - into state care because of a suspected child abuse injury which they believe is due to brittle bone disease.

Starship children’s hospital celebrates 25 years of life-saving magic

For 25 years, Starship children's hospital and its fundraising foundation have been saving the lives of Kiwi kids. Many stars have lent support by raising the spirts of the sick and making big donations, but the real heroes are the brave kids and the staff who work there.

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.
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