Are 'health products' a waste of money?
Are 'health products' a waste of money?

Expensive sunscreens Pharmacy price: up to $235 You can spend a lot of money on sunscreen but it's not necessarily going…

Bad marriages break hearts
Bad marriages break hearts

A bad marriage really could lead to a broken heart, new research looking at how marriage quality affects cardiovascular…

We've all gone chocolate milk mad
We've all gone chocolate milk mad

Every day we’re bombarded by marketing campaigns. Every now and then one becomes a runaway success. We go behind the scenes…

Complex jobs key to fit brains
Complex jobs key to fit brains

Staying active, living well and keeping social can all help you stay fit as old age approaches. But one of the best ways…

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Sugar film director receives shocking diagnosis
Sugar film director receives shocking diagnosis

Australian director Damon Gameua was a fit man before he took on a task many probably thought would…

Why I'm finally showing my age

For decades Suzanne McFadden has dyed her hair to keep away the grey. But enough is enough. Here, she describes the fear…

A friend in high places

Abseiling down a 30m-high Northland cliff put Steva Rumsey at the heart of her deepest fear - yet she managed to complete…

Rare tapeworm behind headache

A parasitic tapeworm 10cm long lived in the brain of a British man for four years before doctors discovered it.

A drink to lose weight?
A drink to lose weight?

To the exercise-averse, it will sound like the Holy Grail.

So is it any good?

Our Healthy Food columnist Wendyl Nissen on what's in the much sought after Lewis Road Creamery Chocolate Milk - if you…

30% of the world is obese

The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually "nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed…

Hearing 'medical miracle'

Colin Anderson had been deaf for so long that he'd forgotten what his own voice sounded like.

Photos: Genital mutilation survivors

In an ancient village in southern Egypt some women are speaking out about a long-standing tradition once never discussed…

Oxygen may harm heart attack patients - study
Oxygen may harm heart attack patients - study

Giving oxygen to heart attack victims may do more harm than good, a study suggests. Ambulance Victoria…

New app to help with postnatal depression

There's a new app designed to help reduce stress during pregnancy and lower the risk of developing postnatal depression. Created…

CrossFit: Pointless pain?

It’s a known fact that exercise is addictive. But CrossFitters are infamous for their fanatical devotion to their fitness…

Brain training boosts memory for over 60s - but there's a catch

Computer-based "brain training" is useful for older adults, but only if it's conducted in a group setting, research suggests…

How safe is the microwave?

A quick web search of "microwave dangers" brought up some startling claims and concerns, so we investigated.

Should you leave baby to cry?
Should you leave baby to cry?

Controlled crying is at odds with research on infant development that shows the foundations for lifelong…

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