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  • Pink Patch Project: Norwalk Police Raising Funds To Fight Breast Cancer

    16 October 2017 6:16 PM 10

    NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk police are helping to raise awareness of breast cancer through the Pink Patch Project — and you can join the cause, too. The Pink Patch Project is a collaborative effort among law enforcement agencies to combat breast cancer. The Norwalk Police Department, the Norwalk Police Benevolent Association and the Norwalk Hospital Smilow

  • Bovis disease 'We want to get rid of it from New Zealand'

    12 October 2017 4:12 AM 11

    Thousands of cows will be killed to eradicate the Mycoplasma bovis disease. The infection causes udder infections, abortions, pneumonia and arthritis. The cattle disease was discovered in seven South Island farms three months ago, and two farms have already culled their stock. Today the Ministry for Primary Industries has announced four thousand cows on the remaining

  • Our relationship with alcohol needs to change

    11 October 2017 2:59 AM 16

    Responsible drinking champion Matt Claridge says regardless of where alcohol is sold, it is parents that are the biggest influencers when it comes to children’s future drinking behaviours. "Our view is that the way to a safe, sociable and responsible drinking culture in New Zealand is through parents being aware of their role in influencing the attitudes

  • Why you should NEVER ignore a sudden stomach ache

    10 October 2017 4:03 AM 46

    STOMACH aches can be painful and annoying, but this is why you should see a GP if you get a sudden and severe abdominal pain. A sudden stomach ache could be a sign of appendicitis, constipation, a ruptured aorta, or even ruptured ovarian cysts, according to Dr Evelyn Lewin. Don’t delay, and call an ambulance if a sudden tummy pain takes hold, Dr Lewin

  • Body of tragic bride Kelly Clarke flown back home to Sydney

    9 October 2017 11:41 PM 76

    The body of Sydney bride Kelly Clarke, who died in Fiji while on her honeymoon, has arrived back in Sydney. The 24-year-old nurse had complained of stomach pains on Wednesday and her husband Chase says within half an hour, he knew the situation was critical. Ms Clarke, a nurse at Westmead Children’s Hospital, was initially thought to have typhoid, however

  • Significant shortage of senior doctors at Counties Manukau

    9 October 2017 8:44 AM 11

    A survey of Counties Manukau District Health Board reveals a significant shortfall of senior hospital specialists, more than two and a half times larger than the number of vacancies officially recorded. Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS), says the results of the ASMS survey are very concerning and stand

  • Family mourns nurse after Fiji death

    8 October 2017 8:18 PM 19

    The husband of a Sydney nurse who died in Fiji says the 'horrible situation' should never have happened. Kelly Clarke, 24, complained of stomach pains on Wednesday and her husband Chase says within half an hour, he knew the situation had become critical and required a hospital trip. 'She told me she was scared she was going to die,' he told the Seven

  • Sydney nurse Kelly Clarke died of pneumonia in Fiji says husband

    8 October 2017 6:53 PM 19

    THE body of a Sydney bride who died on her honeymoon in Fiji of severe bilateral pneumonia is expected to be flown home today on a private plane. Mrs Clarke, a 24-year-old children’s nurse, was on her honeymoon with husband Chase at a resort in Sigatoka when she fell ill on Wednesday. She shrugged it off as a stomach bug but within hours was rushed to a Lautoka

  • Sydney nurse dies on Fiji honeymoon from mystery illness

    7 October 2017 5:55 AM 19

    A Sydney nurse has died after being struck down by a mystery illness while on her honeymoon in Fiji. Kelly Clarke, 24, started to feel sick on Wednesday but dismissed it as a stomach bug and went to bed to sleep it off, her husband Chase Clarke told News Ltd. However, just hours later, Mrs Clarke’s condition deteriorated and she was rushed to hospital

  • Australian dies from mystery illness in Fiji

    7 October 2017 5:45 AM 15

    An Australian woman has died of a mystery illness while on honeymoon in Fiji. Sydney nurse Kelly Clarke was visiting the country with her husband - when she fell ill on Wednesday. Within hours she was taken to hospital - with doctors treating her for suspected typhoid but she failed to respond. Her death was less than an hour before a medical evacuation