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Scientists claim breakthrough after terminal breast cancer cured

A woman with advanced breast cancer has been "cured" by an injection harvested from her own immune system in what scientists have described as an "extremely promising" world first.

‘I survived cancer. So why am I so sad?’

An Australian study in 2011 found higher rates of anxiety and depression among cancer survivors.

Free dental care brings smiles to Wairoa

A dental volunteer team makes a big difference to a community where many residents struggle to afford dental treatment, reports Ruby Harfield.

Camp Braveheart: Kiwi children with heart defects flourish at Heart Kids camp

Ben has hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a birth defect that affects the way blood flows through the heart. Next week 9-year-old Ben Doig will be at a camp near Auckland, rock climbing, kayaking, shooting with a bow and arrow, and tackling obstacle courses.

Historic voices from Seacliff

Dr Warwick Brunton presents an article of interest to those involved in mental health and to others involved in long-term residential care. Student post-mortems on their exams are inevitable with the findings shared and occasionally...

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.

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