Boost in Parkinson's battle Boost in Parkinson's battle

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Future Auckland: Recreation and leisure Future Auckland: Recreation and leisure

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Heartburn could signify cancer
Heartburn could signify cancer

Having heartburn most days for three weeks or more can be a sign of cancer, according to a British health campaign.

'Snail facials' slip in to spas (+video)
'Snail facials' slip in to spas (+video)

The fact that this latest addition to the global beauty and wellness craze "snail facials" should surface in the hills of…

Crying guys - why the taboo?
Crying guys - why the taboo?

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Future Auckland: Health
Future Auckland: Health

In part four of the Herald series on how to make Auckland better, we look at the pros and cons of health-care…

Potential cure for deadly peanut allergy - research

Australian researchers have found a possible cure for people with potentially fatal peanut allergies.

Is he just selfie-obsessed or a narcissistic psychopath?

Friends who post too many selfies can be annoying, but is something darker afoot?

5 easy ways to keep wellness on track

If your New Year's resolutions have collapsed try these small and totally achievable health and wellbeing tips. Your body…

Why you're a mozzie target
Why you're a mozzie target

There’s always one in a crowd, a person mosquitoes seem to target more than others. What is it about…

Cannabis beats prescription drugs for chronic pain - research

Cannabis might provide more relief from chronic pain than prescription drugs, new research suggests.

Katie Grant: How I got over my fear of vomiting

A phobia of vomiting is surprisingly common. For Katie Grant, it led to a food obsession and near breakdown. She describes…

Hay fever pills linked to Alzheimer's risk - study

Over-the-counter sleeping aids and hay-fever treatments can increase the risk of Alzheimer's, a study says.

Kiwis help show salt brain link

We have been told for years to limit our salt intake for the sake of our health.

Six-year-old needs cash for US surgery
Six-year-old needs cash for US surgery

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Starting to thin out? Hair loss doesn't have to lead to baldness

Hair loss is no longer an inevitable march to baldness. Medical advances over recent decades mean male hair loss can be…

Deborah Hill Cone: Whew, mums needn't be perfect

The long school holidays are coming to an end (hashtag huzzah). They have been, er, fun. Did you know Ironhide is an Autobot…

10 cheap ways to get into shape

Over-indulged in the festive season and desperate to shed those extra kilos? You're not alone. But fear not; getting fit…

She used to weigh 122kg - she's now 56kg

At her heaviest, Tauranga woman Kerryn Peters weighed 122kg. Today the mum-of-four is celebrating losing more than half…

Blessing for beloved instructor
Blessing for beloved instructor

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

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