A friend in high places
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…

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

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

Wendyl Nissen: Fresh Chocolate Milk
Wendyl Nissen: Fresh Chocolate Milk

This chocolate milk was sent to me, as it was to many members of the media, when it launched a few months ago.

30% of the world is obese
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…

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Hearing 'medical miracle'
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

Giving oxygen to heart attack victims may do more harm than good, a study suggests. Ambulance Victoria treated 440 patients…

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?
CrossFit: Pointless pain?

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

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?

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

Lizzie Stark: Was my mastectomy a betrayal of feminism?

Until I had doctors remove my breasts and rebuild them again, I was a feminist who never saw herself as particularly feminine…

10-second kiss passes on 80 million bugs - expert
10-second kiss passes on 80 million bugs - expert

Academics think that kissing helps partners share bacteria, shoring up their immune systems and enabling…

Louise Thompson: Lean harder

We never know what is round the corner in life. We can think we do. We can have a plan. A whole, shiny future, containing…

John La Grange: Death with dignity is a gift to family

I occasionally flip my car radio to the right-wing AM station to get my blood pumping and to keep up on what people with…

Cannabis extracts can slow growth of tumors

Cannabis extracts can help slow the growth of cancerous tumours when used alongside radiotherapy treatments, new research…

Wellbeing: For the fun of exercise

Ever wondered how others manage to stay fit and healthy? I asked a few Kiwis what they do fitness and food-wise and they…

Snip goes for bargain price
Snip goes for bargain price

An unsuspecting Kiwi dad could find a painful surprise waiting for him underneath the tree this Christmas…

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