WHO: World must slash sugar
WHO: World must slash sugar

The world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their intake to just six to 12 teaspoons per day, according to…

Controversial mouse study could help kill cancer
Controversial mouse study could help kill cancer

A provocative study in mice suggests something as simple as breathing in extra oxygen might give immune cells a boost in…

Spider venom could stop pain - research
Spider venom could stop pain - research

Spider venom may contain a long-sought secret ingredient for an effective, long-term painkiller, Australian researchers…

These are twins...  believe it?
These are twins... believe it?

With such opposing looks it's hard to believe this striking pair are sisters. But they are much more than that - they are…

Health & Wellbeing

We crave that sweet taste - but at what cost?
We crave that sweet taste - but at what cost?

Natural alternatives to sugar sweeteners exist, but even they have pitfalls if consumed in excess. We…

Jane Shilling: Why get up at the crack of dawn?

Since I was little girl I have felt there is some secret complicity about starting the day at first light that binds together…

Breast milk research could help cure cancer

Research into how breast milk is produced could help in the search for a breast cancer cure.

Baby formula advertising facing ban

Mums with babies aged under six months could see the advertising of infant milk formula for their children banned.

Parents arrested for refusing vaccine
Parents arrested for refusing vaccine

Police in northwest Pakistan have arrested more than 450 parents for refusing to vaccinate their children…

Hidden illness drives loved ones apart

A little-known condition called cachexia, which affects people with life-threatening conditions, can cause avoidable misery…

Woman who recovered from dementia

Roni Caryn Rabin's mother seemed to have all the signs of classic dementia, except she made a miraculous recovery 10 years…

What size penis is 'normal'?

Average penis size revealed: Scientists attempt to find what is 'normal' to reassure concerned men.

Warning over paracetamol

Doctors may be underestimating the risks to patients from long-term use of paracetamol, the world's most popular painkiller…

Make a good decision, under pressure
Make a good decision, under pressure

Depending on your job and ambition, the importance of making good decisions under pressure can vary.

Nuts can reduce risk of heart disease death - study

The next time you reach for a snack, you may want to make it a handful of nuts because research shows they can reduce your…

Is your music too loud?

About 1.1 billion young people are listening to music at volumes that endanger their hearing and can have other negative…

Coffee fans mad on daily grind

For at least one in four Kiwi coffee lovers, breakfast consists of a cuppa and no food, a new online survey shows.

Sex injuries hit six-year high

Love hurts: injuries sustained during sex have hit a six year high, ACC figures reveal.

'Sumo babies' born in the UK
'Sumo babies' born in the UK

Hundreds of babies are being born clinically obese in the UK every year - including some weighing more…

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