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Show of grief for Les Mills instructor Tony Tuatoko, who died suddenly while taking a class in Wellington yesterday.

'How the hell is that possible?'
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My life with Stephen Hawking
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As the film of their life is released, Jane Hawking recalls how she fell in love with the legendary physicist against the…

New drug rids grandad of melanoma
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Bob Hill was told he would probably die within six months from incurable melanoma - but that was before he entered a clinical…

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You probably aren't beautiful. It's statistical, not personal. Most of us are average, a few of us are…

A year of eating celebrity diets

From Dolly Parton's smelly cabbage soup to Liz Taylor's stinky dip, behind most stars is a mad, fad diet. Writer Rebecca…

Marie Holmes: When people ask 'is that baby yours?'

She is my daughter. I gave birth to her. I nurse her. But she doesn't have any of my genes.

Do you really need carbs to recover from exercise?

Recent research suggests carbohydrate-rich foods may not be helping exercise recovery as previously thought and their potential…

Peter Bromhead: Indebted to my periodontist
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The most dangerous sex position revealed - study

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Women in labour prefer men to push off - research

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Smart inhaler gives kids 'quality of life'

A trial with 220 Auckland children has proved that a “smart inhaler” that beeps when you forget to puff from it can dramatically…

No breastfeeding - at breastfeed summit

'The irony is unbelievable.' A breastfeeding conference in Scotland told nursing mothers it 'wasn't appropriate' to breastfeed…

Tossing and turning on hot nights...
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It's midnight, you've been trying to sleep for a couple of hours and you're still sweaty and awake…

Muscle aid helps brain - scientists

A popular muscle-boosting dietary supplement could also be used to protect our brains, New Zealand scientists have found…

Duck soup's benefits no quackery

To maintain overall good health, the Chinese don't usually take vitamin pills or health supplements - they drink soup.

Twelve Questions: Selena Clarke

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Shaaren Pine: Please don't tell me I was lucky to be adopted

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Superfoods of 2015
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Don't use food as a reward
Don't use food as a reward

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