Birth keepsakes ban eases
Birth keepsakes ban eases

The Waikato District Health Board has lifted its ban on women having their labours and births photographed professionally…

Happy couples sleep closer
Happy couples sleep closer

Closeness between couples is reflected in the distance separating them as they sleep, a study has found.

Controversial pap smear alternative sparks debate
Controversial pap smear alternative sparks debate

A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups.

Kiwis urged to get flu vaccinations before Easter
Kiwis urged to get flu vaccinations before Easter

Doctors are urging people to get flu vaccinations before the Easter holidays. The flu virus could be spread by people getting…

Health & Wellbeing

Dave Shaw: 7 healthy hints from farmers
Dave Shaw: 7 healthy hints from farmers

You don't need to know anything about nutrition to eat healthy, writes Dave Shaw. I'm reminded of this…

Truth, memory and the trial of Oscar Pistorius

Watching Pistorius be cross-examine reminds us that in the courtroom, detailed, complete, and reliable recall is demanded…

Louise Thompson: Five ways to find joy

Louise Thompson asks; "How do we bring meaning into our daily routine when we barely have to time to breathe, let alone…

Fitness challenge: Rustic run a winner

Coatesville Classic What is it? An event in Coatesville (15 minutes' drive north of Auckland), including a half-marathon…

The courage to change
The courage to change

Some people choose to make changes in their life, sometimes personal, others are work related. For other…

Bob McCoskrie: Gender agenda confusing children

There has been no shortage of media reports lately regarding gender change - even of children.

Can you just die suddenly?

The sudden death of a previously healthy young individual is a rare but tragic event.

Deaths reported after Xeplion injections

Seventeen people have died after being injected with its drug to treat schizophrenia since it was launched in Japan last…

Jem Beedoo: Wake up to benefits of being sleep deprived

Sleep is bizarre, it really is. But you have to "get" it, as we've all been admonished since the beginning. Get sleep! Get…

Older women underestimate breast cancer risk
Older women underestimate breast cancer risk

Older women underestimate their risk of developing breast cancer, new research shows.

UK touts lab-grown noses, ears

In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in a bold attempt to make body parts in…

Melanoma find raises new drugs hope

Melanoma researchers have made an important finding in how cancer cells use energy, which they hope will help drug makers…

Peaches and the new Twitter mortality

The ascent of social media has produced a type of hyper-experience of mortality, Rosemary Overell writes, following the…

Vinegar for jelly stings? Maybe not

Stung by a jellyfish? You should apply vinegar, right? Wrong. Queensland researchers have found the remedy might even kill…

Brain study offers hope for gambling addicts
Brain study offers hope for gambling addicts

Gamblers mistakenly believe they can always beat the odds in a game of chance because they have developed…

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Nicky Park: Our favourite 'real' royal photos
Nicky Park: Our favourite 'real' royal photos

Over the course of the ten day royal tour to New Zealand we have fallen deeper and deeper for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge…

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