Flu surge hits hospitals
Flu surge hits hospitals

An Auckland hospital has started putting off elective surgery after it was swamped with acutely unwell patients causing…

Cancer patient died after two-year delay
Cancer patient died after two-year delay

A breast cancer patient died after a delay of nearly two years in informing her of her positive test results.

Blog: The real weight loss tool you need
Blog: The real weight loss tool you need

Life coaching is about building better relationships - primarily with ourselves, our work, our loved ones, our body.

Caffeine kills teen
Caffeine kills teen

A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned…

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Warriors fitness: Get fit at home and in the park
Warriors fitness: Get fit at home and in the park

Wiki says this fitness plan is ‘designed for the average Joe and Jane’ but is structured to be challenging…

Relief as insurer backs down

A major insurer has pulled an about-turn on breast reconstruction costs that had left cancer patients financially and physically…

Tattoo removals on the rise

Relationship break-ups and embarking on the daunting search for a new job are two of the reasons behind a surge in tattoo…

Capsules could trump surgery to combat obesity

Food supplements which trick the body into thinking the stomach is full could combat Britain's spiraling obesity crisis.

Asthma inhalers can stunt growth - study
Asthma inhalers can stunt growth - study

Asthma inhalers can stunt the growth of children, UK research suggests.

NZ's battle to fight obesity

New Zealand is doing "extremely badly" at fighting childhood obesity, with major gaps in government policies, a new report…

Protein jab shows potential for reversing diabetes

A single protein jab has been shown to reverse diabetes in the laboratory, raising hopes of effective new treatments.

How gardens could help heal dementia

Gardens in care homes could be crucial in helping to stimulate memories for dementia sufferers, scientists have found.

Shelley Bridgeman: Is 'staying fresh' over-rated?

Kleenex Cottonelle's new television commercial certainly caught my attention.

Family hoping for miracle after stroke
Family hoping for miracle after stroke

Luke Elliott needs $30,000 for a controversial treatment he hopes will restore his life so he can finally…

Scientists sacked amid fears over flu virus lab research

Senior American scientists have been abruptly dismissed from a US Government advisory board on dangerous biological agents…

Cerebral palsy could be genetic - study

Cerebral palsy, a disability of the brain linked to problems in pregnancy or birth, may have an inherited cause, according…

The role of therapy in rehabilitating sex offenders

As a clinical and forensic psychologist, I assess and treat sex offenders, ultimately to minimise the risk of reoffending…

Truth about 'eating for two'

Women are often encouraged to "eat for two" during pregnancy. While this is right in terms of eating to meet both mum's…

Doc's ice challenge warning
Doc's ice challenge warning

The Ice Water Challenge, where participants are doused with a bucket of ice cold water, is potentially…

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