Fast food foils calorie-counters
Fast food foils calorie-counters

A low-calorie diet isn't necessarily a healthy and balanced diet.

Secret health benefits of sunshine
Secret health benefits of sunshine

Summer sunshine makes most of us feel better, but there may be more to the benefits than just feeling good.

Sleep gets harder as we age
Sleep gets harder as we age

Getting a good night’s sleep can be challenging, especially as we age. About half of all older adults report sleeping difficulties…

Too much TV raises blood pressure in kids - study
Too much TV raises blood pressure in kids - study

Watching TV for more than two hours a day increases the risk of raised blood pressure in children, a study has found.

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Black tea good for the bones - research
Black tea good for the bones - research

Researchers in Japan say black tea could help treat osteoporosis, a bone condition affecting older people…

Too much sleep raises stroke risk - study

Getting too much sleep may increase the risk of having a stroke, scientists say.

Bid to get HIV-block regime

The Aids Foundation is investigating how a drug programme to prevent HIV in homosexual men could be introduced to New Zealand…

Study aims to slow dementia

Music, dance, diet and exercise may be keys to slowing down dementia by up to five years, a New Zealand research group believes…

Full body transplant within two years
Full body transplant within two years

Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero wants to take the head from someone with an incurable illness and graft…

New HIV pill a 'game changer'

A game-changing trial has shown that rates of HIV infection can be slashed by treating actively gay men with an anti-viral…

Astounding pic of baby in sac

An extremely premature US baby has been delivered while still inside its amniotic sac, in a rare medical moment.

Ko's secret to staying healthy

Golf teenage sensation Lydia Ko says travel is a big part of being a professional golfer and was thrilled to find a New…

Stevia-sweetened Pepsi Next gets in before Coke Life

Stevia-sweetened fizzy drink Pepsi Next will hit our shelves next week, a month ahead of rival Coke Life - but will the…

Authority backs STI tracking
Authority backs STI tracking

Sexually transmitted infections should be reclassified to enable better tracking and treatment as social…

Alcohol deadlier than cannabis

A new study finds that for individual exposure, alcohol, nicotine, cocaine and heroin all fell into a category of lethality…

More Bikram yoga sex claims

Bikram Choudhury, the creator of the popular hot yoga regime, is facing more accusations of sexual assaults against trainees…

Kids' peanut allergy theory challenged

Young children fed small amounts of peanuts in their diet are less likely to develop a peanut allergy in later life, according…

Why is NZ's organ donation rate so low?

Appealing to people's survival instincts could help increase New Zealand's internationally low rate of deceased organ donors…

video Early exposure may thwart peanut allergy - study
Early exposure may thwart peanut allergy - study

A new study funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases suggests that exposing…

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