Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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.

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.
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DR WELLNESS

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Sugar questions answered

With November being Diabetes Awareness Month, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says it’s perfect timing to answer two commonly asked questions about sugar.

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