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Pro wrestlers raising funds to get Kiwi 'wrestling nut' to WWE

Mitchell Fels has a rare disorder that's made it difficult to fulfil his dream.

Chinese pigs

Pork industry braces for African swine fever

Farmers hope lessons from the M bovis outbreak will prevent the spread of a deadly pig disease.

Half the patients in Wellington Hospital's ICU have the flu.

Flu patients swamp Wellington Hospital intensive care unit

The unprecedented spike is disrupting hospital operations.

MPI won't reveal which farm it is.

Mycoplasma bovis found on Northland farm

MPI won't reveal which farm it is, but has informed the neighbours.

In the year since the Rohingya crisis began, rates of disease have skyrocketed.

Malnutrition, disease rife at Rohingya refugee camp

In the year since the Myanmar crisis began, rates of disease have skyrocketed.


How genetically modifying bugs could save 1 million people a year

Mosquitoes are one of the most-hated insects on the planet - but their days could be numbered.

Farmers are criticising the Ministry for Primary Industries' "chaotic" response to the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak.

M bovis: Farmers want inquiry into eradication process

Newshub has been leaked a letter from distressed farmers describing it as chaotic, stressful and slow.

Conditions and Disease

Fears changes to NAIT could be too little too late to stop M bovis

A Waikato farmer said the animal tracking scheme should have been fixed years ago.

Conditions and Disease

Doctors being asked to stop using the 'c-word'

Australian researchers say the word "cancer" can cause patient anxiety.


NZ should close borders if there's a global pandemic - experts

Our remote location could save us billions of dollars in the event of a disaster.

Baby Mallory died after contracting a very common and contagious strain of the herpes virus.

Grieving dad pleads with parents to wash their hands

After losing his baby daughter, a US man has a chilling warning.

Queenslander Kirsten McGinty said her daughter Zoe went to the gym and ate protein pancakes before falling ill with symptoms similar to gastro.

Meningococcal B kills woman in under a day

Her mother's calling for vaccines to be funded.

A nine-banded armadillo.

Armadillos may be infecting humans with leprosy

Brazilians who eat the animal are most at risk, a study says.

Dr Lance O'Sullivan says it's time we penalise parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids.

Time to penalise anti-vax parents - Dr Lance O'Sullivan

"We have to be able to make a stand and say we need to do this to protect the children."

A baby raccoon.

US wildlife rescue ends in rabies treatment for 21

woman thought she was rescuing a baby raccoon, but got more than she bargained for.

Conditions and Disease

Why you should take coeliac disease seriously

Kiwi weightlifter Charlotte Moss said coeliac left her very sick.

Conditions and Disease

'Plenty of reservations' over vaping - expert

Dr Michelle Peace admits it's an effective way to quit smoking, however.

Minister of Agriculture and Biosecurity Damien O'Connor told The AM Show New Zealand is likely to take on the difficult task of phased eradication.

Govt likely to try eradicating M bovis

No other country has successfully eradicated the disease.

A new blood test could be a game-changer for those with chronic pain.

New blood test can identify the colour of pain

It's being called a 'game-changer', especially for those who can't communicate how they're feeling.

Michael Hanly was diagnosed with Huntington's disease last year.

The harsh reality of dating with a terminal illness

Michael Hanly was diagnosed with Huntington's disease last year. He explains how that's impacted his quest for love.