Saturday, September 22, 2018

More seek gender reassignment surgery information, Wellington study finds

More people are seeking advice on gender reassignment surgery, a new Wellington study indicates, and better societal awareness could be behind the rise.

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.

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.

Dunedin Hospital’s cancer misdiagnosis

After saying goodbye to her grandchildren and planning her funeral, Jan Scott did not expect to see another Christmas.

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.

Nationwide support follows calls for breast milk for terminally-ill girl

A mother's call for breast milk to keep her terminally-ill 11-year-old daughter alive has had a "phenomenal" international response.

Kiwi mum on the hunt for breast milk for terminally-ill child

The mother of a terminally-ill 11-year-old child claims breast milk is helping keep her daughter alive - and she needs more of it.

Christchurch woman fighting for her life after contracting legionnaires’ disease

A solo working mum from Christchurch is fighting for her life in hospital after contracting legionnaires' disease whilst gardening.

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.
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THE DEATH SERIES

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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Remote radiology service offers treatment for waiting lists

A virtual radiology service being set up by SEQURE Health could double the capacity of District Health Boards to read X-rays, CT Scans, MRI...
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