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Parents fight back after state takes two children with brittle bone disease

A young couple are fighting a decision to take their two children - one a newborn baby - into state care because of a suspected child abuse injury which they believe is due to brittle bone disease.

Doctors and nurses lost to the Black Flu of 1918

New Zealand’s worst public health disaster – the Black Flu of 1918 – not only claimed an estimated 9000 lives but also the lives of 37 nurses and 14 doctors who cared for them. Health Central shares some of their stories.

Mum of twin who died during birth wants the DHB to learn from her...

The mother of a twin who died during birth wants a shake-up at her district health board after a damning report released today has found both the obstetrician and hospital at fault.

Cloud-based technology connects doctors to people with diabetes

COVID-19 containment measures saw a rise in the number of people with diabetes using cloud-based glucose monitoring technology to stay connected with doctors whilst at home. Adoption of cloud-based glucose data management platforms grew more...

Lance O’Sullivan: Taking a big leap for a good cause

Bungy jumping off a bridge takes guts - but so does dealing with an often debilitating disease.

Tighter restrictions sought on birth defect drug

Kiwi mothers of children with disabilities caused by exposure to an anti-convulsant medication during pregnancy want answers on why they were not warned earlier of its dangers to unborn babies.

Huntington’s disease is a cruel killer

It's a ghastly disease that destroys lives and shows no mercy. Carmen Hall talks to families affected by Huntington's disease.

Mums matter: Postnatal trauma haunts years later

Ellen Chisholm is a mother who suffered a traumatic birth and was pressured to leave hospital less than three hours after giving birth and drive an hour north.

Why communication with your people is key after a life-threatening diagnosis

Human connection is something we are all wired for. When things get tough it's often the breakdown in communication that makes life difficult. Jess Weller shares her experience with Breast Cancer.

Dyslexia an advantage, says business owner

Dunedin-based business owner David Begg hasn’t let Dyslexia hold him back from growing two successful cleaning companies; in fact, he says it’s been an advantage. Begg’s exterior cleaning company Pure Services recently merged with the...

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Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

Opinion: Hope is the key

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