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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.

Ballpoint pen and speedy action save Taranaki woman’s life after stroke

Jill Hooper can't wait to watch her granddaughter walk down the aisle - something she wouldn't have survived to see had it not been for a ball-point pen and some speedy action by her husband.

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.

Fund Botox for migraine patients, say specialists

Health experts are calling on district health board bosses to cover Botox treatment for people suffering from chronic migraines.

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.

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.

Grieving mother Margaret Dynes calls for independent body to monitor GPs

A Southland woman whose daughter died of ovarian cancer after nine GPs failed to diagnose the disease has made an emotional plea to MPs for doctors to be more accountable.

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.

Urgent call for increased cochlear implant funding

The current funding structure for cochlear implants condemns most adults to a future life without hearing, say advocates who are calling for funding to be increased.

Enrich+ Spectrum Energy provide much needed support for autism

For people with autism, life can be a challenge. Young people with autism in particular often face a lonely and isolated existence as they struggle to understand their emotions, thoughts and feelings.
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