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Girl has 4kg hair ball blocking her gut
Girl has 4kg hair ball blocking her gut

Warning: Graphic content A teenager who couldn't drink a glass of water without being sick was found to have a massive…

Breast cancer awareness gets real

It's been 20 years since the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation was established to raise awareness of the cancer which…

Why we're obsessed with lists

Overwhelmed by modern life? Then try drawing up a list. 1) It will make you feel in control; 2) It’s good for the brain;…

US Ebola patient had contact with kids

New revelations in the US' first Ebola case - including that the man was sent home from hospital for 2 days, and he had…

Pregnancy diabetes rate could be halved
Pregnancy diabetes rate could be halved

Nearly half of all cases of diabetes during pregnancy can be prevented if young women eat well, exercise regularly and stop…

Hospital's heart unit proved a life saver
Hospital's heart unit proved a life saver

Oliver Szparagowski owes his life to the decision to build a heart unit at Starship children's hospital, his surgeon says…

Multiple dramas all in a morning's work
Multiple dramas all in a morning's work

It's early morning at the Starship operating theatres and a vital instrument needed to treat a sick, tiny newborn can't…

Student's app may be a lifesaver
Student's app may be a lifesaver

University of Auckland business student Laurelin Okan is developing monitoring technology to help save the lives of people…

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Ebola: From Africa to America
Ebola: From Africa to America

Authorities in the US are racing to track down family and friends of a man who'd recently travelled…

Breast cancer survivors have good chance of living for years - study

Breast cancer survivors have more than a 70 per cent chance of living for at least another 10 years after battling the disease…

St John's cardiac arrest record outstrips global counterparts

A new report has revealed that cardiac arrest patients treated by St John Ambulance have a better rate of survival than…

Is NZ the best country to grow old in?

New Zealand rates highly in a global list of the best countries in the world to grow old in, ranking above both Australia…

'You saved Theo and gave us a family'
'You saved Theo and gave us a family'

HELP OUR KIDS: Read this incredibly moving letter of thanks to Starship. It will show you why the hospital…

Is US ready for its first Ebola case?

The United States has diagnosed its first case of the deadly Ebola virus in a man who became infected in Liberia and travelled…

Nigeria's Ebola outbreak almost over

The Ebola outbreak in Nigeria is almost over, after an ordeal that began in July when a sick man with US-Liberian citizenship…

Smokers join Stoptober campaign

Hundreds of smokers have joined a Stoptober campaign to give up the habit, and many more will try to quit on their own -…

From rat-infested dump to NZ's heart

Before Starship sick children were treated in a tired and run-down hospital. In 1991 all that changed, but the great hospital…

Energy drinks could be making you more tired, experts warn
Energy drinks could be making you more tired, experts warn

Soaring numbers of of teenage girls are suffering iron deficiency because they consume too many energy…

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