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Why we're disgusted with ourselves Why we're disgusted with ourselves

Self-disgust is a relatively new area for psychological…

Man's face and neck is rebuilt Man's face and neck is rebuilt

A hospital known for pioneering face transplant surgery…

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Patients urged to book flu jab early
Patients urged to book flu jab early

People eligible for state-paid influenza vaccinations are being urged to book their pre-winter jab immediately.

What you should know about ovarian cancer risk
What you should know about ovarian cancer risk

Angelina Jolie Pitt has announced she has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to mitigate cancer risk.

Alps crash: Murder-suicide explained
Alps crash: Murder-suicide explained

This is a psychological phenomenon that demands an explanation, and action to prevent future tragedies as far as that is…

Kids allowed a sip of alcohol at risk as teens - study
Kids allowed a sip of alcohol at risk as teens - study

Children allowed an occasional sip of wine at the dinner table may be more at risk of drinking as teenagers.

Health & Wellbeing

Sexual link to throat cancer
Sexual link to throat cancer

Rates of throat cancer have increased sharply in New Zealand since the 1980s and part of the rise may…

I'm a mum at 57

As Elle Macpherson joins a growing trend among older mothers, Antonia Hoyle meets a couple who achieved success with their…

Tobacco sales dip 23% over four years

Sales of legal tobacco shrank by 23 per cent from 2009 to 2013, say researchers from Action on Smoking and Health.

Obese kids plan slammed

Doctors are developing protocols to refer obese children to child protection services if their parents ignore medical advice…

Stress and memory loss a vicious circle
Stress and memory loss a vicious circle

You are not alone if you forgot what you were told 10 minutes ago. Although there may be many causes…

The most bizarre questions to GPs

Britain's family doctors say they are becoming over burdened by nonsensical requests from patients.

Sleep needed to break cycle of abuse

Abused children need help to sleep normally again if we are to break the abuse cycle, a child expert says.

Twelve Questions: Dr Greg Taylor

Dr Greg Taylor has been a plastic surgeon for 30 years. He talks about alpacas, racing cars and middle-aged insecurity.

Who has sex for science?

Who volunteers to have sex in a laboratory? I was struck by this question when reading about an experimental study of ideal…

Louise Thompson: Make yes and no count
Louise Thompson: Make yes and no count

It’s a mighty fine question to ask oneself: “If I say yes to almost everything, what is my yes really…

Baby pain can have later-life effects

When newborns are subjected to pain from medical procedures, it shapes brain development and can leave them with an altered…

Love thy Neighbour?

The flat next door to us is occupied by a man who is such a complete mystery to us that we wonder whether one day, while…

Determined to make a difference and raise diabetes awareness

Diabetes has affected Heidi-Jane Humphries for years, but she's on a mission to show people that the condition doesn't need…

Marital bliss, keeping score?

This column highlights a 'blinding flash of insight' business, cultural and sports leaders have experienced, and how this…

E-cigs much safer than normal smokes - study
E-cigs much safer than normal smokes - study

Vapour from e-cigarettes has a fraction of the toxins of traditional cigarettes, and much less nicotine…

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Exercise

CrossFit couple's engagement photos
photos CrossFit couple's engagement photos

Engaged couple Iliana and Joe headed to their local gym for part of their unique engagement photoshoot - a CrossFit session…

Review: Fitbit Charge HR
SBW in supplement scam
More Bikram yoga sex claims
Should a gym stop an exercise class if someone collapses?
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