Can't get over it? It's in the genes
Can't get over it? It's in the genes

Get over it. Let it go. Move on. A bunch of phrases that have always sounded meaningless to me. If you have experienced…

Mother of quins escapes whopping fee
Mother of quins escapes whopping fee

A London hospital failed to chase up a bill of £145,000 it should have charged a Nigerian woman who had quintuplets after…

How to spring clean your life
How to spring clean your life

Clear the clutter, sort your wardrobe and get healthy.

Jamie Oliver's war on sugar
Jamie Oliver's war on sugar

Crusading chef wants a sugar tax to curb obesity and diabetes.

Health & Wellbeing

When bacon and eggs shouldn't go together
When bacon and eggs shouldn't go together

Researchers have found a link between frequent consumption of processed meats and lower fertilisation…

'Sexist banter' is bad for your health

Sexist "banter" in the workplace can be bad for women's health, according to a study. Research found condescending comments…

How pregnancy makes you sick decades later

From morning sickness to swollen ankles and high blood pressure, pregnancy certainly takes its toll on a woman's health. But…

Counting calories? Don't bother

Doctors are being urged to promote the powerful benefit of healthy food rather than focusing on calories and handing out…

Vitamin D sparks movement in bowel health
Vitamin D sparks movement in bowel health

Vitamin D could play an important role in bowel problems, new research from the University of Auckland…

Parkinson's 'burns out' brain cells

Brains cells affected by Parkinson's disease die prematurely because they are prone to burning out "like an overheating…

'He was a lovely boy'

Two senior school sports games on Auckland's North Shore have been rescheduled to let friends of a Long Bay College student…

The ages of 21st century man

Chris Moss deconstructs the seven ages of modern manhood. But which one provides the most satisfaction and happiness?

Wendyl Wants To Know: Chicken nuggets? Where's the chicken?

I've looked at chicken nuggets before but never have I seen a packet which contains so little chicken.

video Honey proves to be a natural way to control acne
Honey proves to be a natural way to control acne

New Zealand researchers have shown that a kanuka honey formulation can help control acne.

Is female viagra a fizzer?

As the drug dubbed 'female Viagra' gets the green light, Rowan Pelling worries we're in danger of swallowing more than just…

Pregnant mums still drinking

About 20 per cent of women continue to drink alcohol after finding out they are pregnant - with some reporting having four…

Mum's hormones affect child's maths skills

A hormone deficiency in mothers increases the chances of their children being bad at maths, research has shown. Children…

Fat study: First-borns beware

A study led by a Kiwi academic has found that first-born women are 40 per cent more likely to be obese than their younger…

Research reveals downsides of top
Research reveals downsides of top

Ten years ago, Catherine Salway was brand director at Virgin, jetting between LA, New York and London…

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Nicky Park: Good neighbours, good friends
Nicky Park: Good neighbours, good friends

Nicky Park has found people in New Zealand very responsive to a forward approach of getting to know neighbours - moreso…

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