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All Blacks pay special visit to tumor patient

Ella Turu got the biggest surprise of her life today when three All Blacks came unannounced to her room in ward 25 at Waikato Hospital.

Guthrie cards to be kept indefinitely

Cards containing the blood spots from heel prick tests on newborn babies will be kept indefinitely, with greater protections on access to the cards Health Minister Tony Ryall said today.

"The Ministry of Health is moving to enhance and protect privacy relating to the cards.

Uni students take on NZ Defence Forces

Teamwork and communication are just as important as fitness when it comes to taking on the NZ Defence Forces, some local university students found out recently.

Circa Theatre reaches blind audience with Hall hit

Circa Theatre in Wellington is reaching a new audience with its first audio-described performance of Roger Hall's hit comedy Four Flat Whites in Italy on 5 October - a performance that's been welcomed by blind and vision impaired people.

Red Cross supplying aid to Libyans

With the shift of the front lines to four disputed areas - in and around Bani Walid, Jufra, Sabha and Sirte - the ICRC is providing medical assistance.

NZers share lymphoma experiences

The Leukaemia & Blood Foundation (LBF) is launching a series of short films featuring lymphoma patients, to mark World Lymphoma Awareness Day on September 15, 2011.

Improving health services in Buller

Editorial by David Meates, CEO West Coast DHB

Age Concern and Grey Power meet pre-Election

At a meeting held at Age Concern New Zealand's National Office, Grey Power and Age Concern New Zealand representatives discussed key issues for older people in the lead up to the General Election.

DHBs test long-term health programmes

The three Auckland-based district health boards (DHBs) are testing new ways of managing the care of people with long-term health conditions.

Manual offers help for needle phobic

Help is at hand for health professionals having to jab needle-phobic children - and the parents and caregivers who have to deal with the distressing consequences.