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Polio was almost eradicated. This year it staged a comeback
New York Times: Polio is a highly contagious and sometimes deadly enemy.
US pharmacy chains fined $1b over opioid crisis in communities
Jury says pharmacies played a massive role in creating a public nuisance.
Oz mum of 16 shares how she feeds her family on a budget
A super-sized family of 18 reveal their best budget hacks and tasty family meals.
Surgical mesh: 38 more lives harmed after Govt warning to hospitals
Living on morphine, suicidal from "razor blade" pain and one women's vagina sewn closed.
The forgotten virus: Zika families and researchers struggle for support
New York Times: Covid turned the world's attention away from the devastating virus.
New Scottish law makes period products free for all
Learning institutes and local government bodies to have free products in their bathrooms.
Nurse who fell in love with prison inmate suspended for 6 months
'She must have known her relationship was unethical and potentially harmful' - tribunal.
Why a century-old vaccine offers new hope against Covid-19
New York Times: BCG tuberculosis vaccine may protect against Covid and other infections.
'Sacrifice paying a few bills': Māori patients face extra travel burden for surgery
Māori liver cancer patients travel median of 121km compared with 56km for Europeans.
'My family jokes we are famous': The tradie, the Coromandel and a family gathering - inside NZ's first Delta cases
The 'Birkdale cluster's experience with Covid and infamy and the year was stolen by Delta
'Heartbroken' - Loving husband desperate for local hospital to reopen to be closer to his wife
Helen Tyler was forced to move out of Leeston Hospital to Ashburton 50km away.
Delta's dawn a year ago today: The day NZ's Covid elimination dream died
When do we mark the death of NZ's elimination dream? One year ago this week, perhaps.
'What if this is my destiny?' Children of Alzheimer's patients sometimes fear future
New York Times: Watching a loved one's decline can stoke personal concerns.
Nurse says she couldn't avoid falling in love with prison inmate patient
A nurse who fell in love with a former patient who was a prisoner wants to keep her job.
Why NZ's annual population growth is slowest in 36 years
New Zealand's population growth slowed to its lowest rate in decades over year to June.
'A step forward': Cystic fibrosis community excited, hopeful for 'miracle' drug funding
One man said it would be a "totally different world" if the drug was funded.
Updated Moderna vaccine that protects against Omicron approved in Britain
Each dose of the booster will target both the original virus and the Omicron BA.
Whanganui River 'always makes things better for me'
'Just being down here gives me a huge smile and brings me at peace with myself.'
'Life-changing mistake' led to $230k medical bill in US
Amanda Sesio put off going to the hospital because she did not have travel insurance.
'Wholly preventable': Ear infection turns fatal for man in his 30s
The man died in spite of his multiple attempts to seek help from the ED.
Surgeon ordered to apologise to family of man who died after bowel exam
Surgeon failed to recognise man's condition was deteriorating the day before he died.
Cystic fibrosis: Pharmac receives updated advice for funding Trikafta
Pharmac has re-ranked Trikafta on its Options for Investment list after updated advice.
'If I didn't know who I was, my whakapapa, I wouldn't have the opportunity to...save my life'
Dr Karyn Paringatai found a history of cancer in her family that has helped to save her.
Live: 12 Covid-related deaths; 536 people in hospital
"We are definitely not out of the woods at all with this virus," Michael Baker says.