Violinist plays again during surgery
Violinist plays again during surgery

A former violinist, whose career was cut short by a debilitating movement disorder, regained her ability to play while surgeons…

Overdoses: 3 things to know
Overdoses: 3 things to know

The fact that pharmaceuticals could be causing more overdose deaths than illegal substances means that it's possible for…

Dave Shaw: Top health tips for guys
Dave Shaw: Top health tips for guys

Chaps, don't cave to obesity, diabetes and prostate cancer. Make better decisions, starting now.

Wellbeing: Stick to the plan
Wellbeing: Stick to the plan

Spring is here and it's the time for fewer layers of clothing. The dreaded word "diet" hits the minds of many. So here are…

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Telling someone they're fat makes them eat more - study
Telling someone they're fat makes them eat more - study

Those who are made to feel ashamed about their size are six times as likely to become obese, a study…

Warning for Kiwi mums-to-be

Pregnant women who drink a lot of milk may be making their babies iron deficient, according to new research.

Salt isn't as bad as you think - study

But a new study has revealed sodium does not cause high blood pressure, and the link between the two is "more complex than…

Why childbirth fear is so real for some

It's called tokophobia, and for 3 - 8 percent of pregnant women it transforms apprehension about childbirth into full-blown…

How much sleep do we need?
How much sleep do we need?

When it comes to the amount of sleep adults require there is not really a "one size fits all". Sleep…

Bringing sexy to your back

The painful sex lives of people suffering from bad backs are being worsened by medical advice that spooning is the best…

Breath test for lung cancer?

Doctors might introduce a breath test designed to detect early signs of lung cancer that could help lower the disease's…

Harre defends 'legalise' call

Internet Party leader Laila Harre is standing by her policy to decriminalise cannabis following the publication of a study…

Anxiety drugs linked to Alzheimer's risk

Long-term use of a drug commonly prescribed for anxiety and sleeplessness is linked to a greater risk of Alzheimer's, according…

Pot risk for teens revealed
Pot risk for teens revealed

Teen cannabis smokers are 60 per cent more likely to drop out of high school than their non-smoking…

How a virus takes a building in 2 hours

US researchers left a virus on a single surface in a building and found just hours later it had spread to 60 per cent of…

Revealed: state of our kids' teeth

More pre-schoolers are being hospitalised with dental disease including severe tooth decay than any other age group.

Siblings hit by same cancer defy odds

After the double blow that two of their children had been diagnosed with the same cancer, a courageous Rotorua family hopes…

Dave Shaw: Why raw food claims are overcooked

A strictly raw food diet just doesn't make sense. There are too many rules and taboos to obey, writes health expert Dave…

What makes ordinary folk evil?
What makes ordinary folk evil?

The question has been debated by philosophers, moralists, historians and scientists for centuries.

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