Louise Thompson: Do you like your job?
Louise Thompson: Do you like your job?

Do you like your job? Do you believe in what you do? Do you feel like you are making the world a teeny tiny bit better as…

Deborah Hill Cone: Love and forgiveness almost always the answer
Deborah Hill Cone: Love and forgiveness almost always the answer

Deborah Hill Cone writes: Can you all please stop being so mean to my friend Cathy Odgers! She is not some Machiavellian…

Get ready to go around the lake
Get ready to go around the lake

The nation's biggest cycle challenge is in three months, so start training now.

Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study
Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment…

Health & Wellbeing

NZers are becoming more bionic
NZers are becoming more bionic

In just over a decade, thousands more older New Zealanders will be a little bit bionic, as more and…

Supplementing the depression fight

Mental health concerns are one of the reasons why people use supplements, but are they really useful? We look at the top…

Scientists reverse bad memories

Traumatic memories could be switched into pleasant recollections with a flash of light, scientists claim.

Medical: Old dope, new tricks

Medicinal cannabis is back in the news again after a planned trial to grow it in Norfolk Island was blocked by the federal…

A request to Pepsi - cut back on the sugar
A request to Pepsi - cut back on the sugar

India has asked US soft drinks giant PepsiCo to reduce the sugar content of its sodas as the country…

How climate change is bad for your health

Climate change poses a growing health threat, the UN has warned, saying extreme weather and rising temperatures could claim…

Why I chose to end it all: 85-year-old

A NZ great-grandmother suffering from dementia took her own life with her husband at her side just hours after publishing…

Hangovers (partly) to blame on your genes - study

Australian research indicates genetics account for half of the reason why one person wakes up hungover and another not.

1D cure for age unhappiness

Experts on the process of ageing are recommending a dose of One Direction as part of their prescription for a happy and…

E-cigarettes serious health threat -WHO
E-cigarettes serious health threat -WHO

Governments should ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors because they pose a "serious threat" to foetuses…

Parents set bad example by staying glued to smartphones

Families are getting worse at communicating, parenting groups warn, as parents fail to set a good example to their children…

Concern over 'sex superbug'

Concerns are mounting over a powerful new form of gonorrhoea after a patient was found to have the highest level of drug…

Why the 'hair of the dog' really works

A new book examining the science of alcohol - and its adverse effects - suggests 'the hair of the dog' really is the only…

Dave Shaw: Fat shaming needs to stop

Shame is no friend to health promotion. Yet, the way obese people are seen by the public is becoming increasingly similar…

'50 Shades' dangers revealed
'50 Shades' dangers revealed

Women who read 'Fifty Shades of Grey' are more likely to have abusive partners and eating disorders…

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Exercise

Making them run faster, jump higher
Making them run faster, jump higher

If athletes were race cars, Professor Michael McGuigan of AUT University's Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand…

Rocks-and-mud runs attract all
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Can running be bad for you?
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