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Mum raises awareness for Ivy Pittams, a baby born without a bum

From the outside 8-month-old, Ivy Pittams is a chatty, feisty and healthy baby - but she has spent most of her in and out of the hospital because she was born without a bottom.

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.

Getting to the heart of the matter

Q: Can you tell us about the book and how it came about? Pam: The book is called Getting to the Heart of the Matter. It is autobiographical and describes my journey from being well, through to...

Disabled man’s mum wins appeal over family care payments

An elderly mother who looks after her disabled son 24-7 has won her appeal against a Ministry of Health decision to pay her for just 17 hours of care each week.

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.

After-hours doctors’ fees for children skyrocket at two Auckland clinics after DHBs cut funding

Parents who received free after-hours medical care for their children are now having to pay up to $61 at two Auckland clinics following funding cuts from district health boards.

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.

‘Well, that was a weird moment’ and other signs of dementia family members should...

Julie Staple was a child when her dad, Mark Womack, began exhibiting odd behaviour. An award-winning violin, viola and cello maker, Womack was not following through for clients nor returning phone calls promptly. He...

Northland teen who suffered toxic shock syndrome urging others to know the signs

Whangarei student Grace Morgan has a warning for others after toxic shock syndrome caused her organs to fail and could have been fatal.

Immunotherapy drugs the future of cancer treatment

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

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Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...

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