Health & Beauty

Second parent joins court action over disabled care pay

Another parent of severely disabled children is heading to court seeking a ruling that his daughter and son are incapable of employing him. Cliff Robinson has joined Diane Moody in a bid to get the Employment Court to declare that the Ministry of Health...... Read More

Enhanced air ambulance service for the South

Health Minister Dr David Clark has announced the third and final agreement in principle has been reached for new air ambulance services that will be safer, better and firmly focused on patients. The southern region agreement has now been signed with...... Read More

Most ACC claims for police PTSD rejected

Police staff have made 29 accident compensation claims for PTSD, mental health or anxiety disorder in the last half-decade but only six have been accepted. Police manage their own accident compensation claims through a company called Gallagher Bassett....... Read More

Breast cancer patients beg govt to fund new drugs

Women with advanced breast cancer petitioned Parliament today to fund two new drugs that would give them more time with their families. They delivered petitions with 33,500 signatures urging Pharmac to fund Ibrance and presented more than 2600 signatures...... Read More

Emergency services’ shocking plea to Kiwis

Only 1 in 10 New Zealander’s survive cardiac arrest, a statistic that emergency services say can be dramatically improved with bystander CPR and a shock from an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). St John Medical Director, Dr Tony Smith,...... Read More

Games bring tetraplegics back into military fold

Two men whose New Zealand Army careers ended nearly 30 years ago when devastating accidents left each of them tetraplegics are back in the military fold, thanks to the Invictus Games. Grant Philip was just 18 and in the Army’s Territorial Force,...... Read More

Tauranga man drowns trying to save child

News a man drowned while trying to save a child has sparked an outpouring of tributes for the Tauranga man. Angelo Tuyay drowned at Hot Water Beach, in the Coromandel, on Sunday. In a post on Facebook, Couples for Christ New Zealand says “it...... Read More

Spring tips for your garden

With the warming spring weather and the trees and bushes beginning to grow new leaves again, it’s a popular time for people to make a start in their garden for the season ahead. With the warming spring weather and the trees, bushes and flowers...... Read More

Whakatāne Hospital top choice for new doctors

Whakatāne Hospital has been rated New Zealand’s most preferred hospital for first year doctors. Each year the New Zealand Resident Doctors' Association ranks the nation’s hospitals in order of where final year medical students would...... Read More

Labels won’t stop drinking while pregnant - industry

Mandatory warning labels are not the 'silver bullet' solution for dealing with problem drinking in pregnancy, the alcohol industry has said. The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation this week voted to make the health...... Read More