Health & Beauty

Fidget spinners being recalled

LED light hand fidget spinners are being recalled due to a securing issue with the battery compartment. According to, the toy doesn’t have a secured battery compartment. “If young children gain access to button batteries...... Read More

Talking to children about terror attacks

Helping children manage their emotions after a terrorist attack is more realistic than trying to shield them completely from what has happened, a Massey University psychologist says. Associate Professor Sarb Johal, a trauma specialist, says people...... Read More

Suicide prevention group make their voices heard

A suicide prevention trust says the Government needs to stop "stealing from mental health services to pay for hip and knee replacements" following a Parliamentary select committee hearing on Wednesday. The Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust...... Read More

World record bungy attempt underway

An Auckland man attempting to break the world record for the most bungy jumps in 24 hours has easily surpassed the previous record. In an effort to raise funds for Mental Health Foundation, Mike Heard decided he wanted to beat the Guinness World Record...... Read More

ACC rejecting up to 300,000 claims: report

The Accident Compensation Corporation is each year rejecting claims by between 200,000 and 300,000 Kiwis for no-fault, accidental injury compensation, a new report claims. It says this is more than triple the 70,000 claimants the ACC reports rejecting...... Read More

Woman loses baby after DHB failure

A pregnant woman has lost her baby following an initial failure by DHB staff to diagnose her diabetic ketoacidosis. Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill has released a report finding a district health board in breach of the Code of Health...... Read More

A kilometre of burpees!

Yes, you read it right. One thousand metres of burpees. That’s the challenge being taken on tomorrow morning at Mount Maunganui, as fitness fanatics see whether they have the mettle to complete the gruelling event. It’s for a good cause,...... Read More

Central Otago man injured in hay baler accident

A Central Otago man sustained serious injuries after being trapped in a hay baler. Around 1.30pm yesterday, emergency services were called to a farm near Omakau in Central Otago after a man became trapped in a hay baler.   He is a 21-year-old...... Read More

Hospital cuts itself off from internet

Tauranga Hospital put itself in self-imposed isolation from the internet over the weekend, due to a cyber security threat. A global ransomware attack, which infected more than 230,000 computers across 150 countries in the past few days, was deemed...... Read More

King’s frustration no surprise to PM

Prime Minister Bill English says he isn't surprised Mike King found it difficult working with the Ministry of Health. The comedian has resigned from the New Zealand Suicide External Prevention Advisory Panel, saying the government's recently...... Read More