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.
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.
The sport of Jiu-jitsu requires speed, agility and fitness. And for this young Tauranga boy, it's his passion.
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.
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.
More people are seeking advice on gender reassignment surgery, a new Wellington study indicates, and better societal awareness could be behind the rise.