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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.

Mass MeNZB campaign may have also cut ‘The Clap’

Nurses who helped immunise more than a million young New Zealanders during the MeNZB campaign last decade may have also helped reduce gonorrhoea rates.

New tool could make aspirin safer for preventing heart disease and stroke

Auckland researchers have developed a new tool that could make aspirin a safer and better-targeted preventative for heart disease and stroke.

More than the population of Taupo diagnosed with cancer every year

Cancer is now the number one killer in New Zealand. More than 23,000 people are diagnosed every year, according to figures released by the Ministry of Health today.

Most kiwi flu virus carriers unaware

Nurses are being urged to get their flu jab this season to protect vulnerable patients as New Zealand research indicates up to 80 per cent of people infected with the flu are unaware.

Global push continues to eradicate polio

Polio cases reduced by 99.9% in the past 30 years, but with the virus still circulating in two countries, World Polio Day continues to campaign for total eradication of this crippling disease.

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.

Cancer ‘vaccine’ eliminates tumours in mice, study finds

An American study is recruiting lymphoma patients for a clinical trial of a cancer ‘vaccine’ after successful trials in mice.

Bowel screening rollout invites to begin

The first bowel screening invites are to be sent out this week to eligible people living in the two district health boards kickstarting the staged national rollout, says Health Minister Jonathan Coleman.

How dogs could sniff out lung cancer

We know that dogs have an excellent sense of smell. They are already helping rescue teams locate people in disaster areas and work with customs officers to identify contraband. Some have been trained to sniff out landmines.

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