‘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.

Groundbreaking surgery bringing back smiles

Staci Chappell is looking forward to smiling on her wedding day thanks to a groundbreaking surgical technique.

Immunotherapy drugs the future of cancer treatment

Immunotherapy drugs like Keytruda could well be the future of cancer treatment, experts say.

Midwife reprimanded after speaking out about abuse and neglect in South Auckland

A sick midwife who posted a heartfelt message about the horrific situations she came across in South Auckland has been forced to take it down.

Tauranga mum in funding plea for son’s medical monitor

A Tauranga mum says funding is needed for a medical device which monitors her diabetic son's blood sugar levels overnight.

Memory walking for dementia

Otaihanga Domain is hosting a Memory Walk this weekend in support of the more than 60,000 people living with dementia in New Zealand.

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.
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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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