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Anaesthetist's 'striking lack of empathy' Anaesthetist's 'striking lack of empathy'

An anaesthetist who gave insufficient anaesthesia…

Are you a mindless meateater? Are you a mindless meateater?

Meat eating is a complicated business - although the…

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Why 'sleeping on it' is a real thing
Why 'sleeping on it' is a real thing

Got a problem? Sleep on it, goes the advice. Now new research has found our minds are more active when we might think while…

Blog: How to find the time
Blog: How to find the time

Gorgeous client who I will call Maggie; busy lady, juggling work and home and all that good stuff. As is really common she…

Wellbeing: Easy-on-the-wallet exercise
Wellbeing: Easy-on-the-wallet exercise

Exercising doesn't have to be costly. In fact, some places don't even charge a cent, so there's no excuse for not moving…

Menopause eliminated in 20 years?
Menopause eliminated in 20 years?

A pioneering scientist says the menopause could be gone within 20 years as progress in stem cell therapies blast current…

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Helping those who slip through net
Helping those who slip through net

A former first-class cricketer dressed in an old suit and tie and armed with a note knocked on the office…

Plan B vital for players' ongoing wellbeing

Sinclair retired last year aged 37 and thought it would be "easy" to get employed. What he discovered came as a shock.

Strange dreams and long sleep

If you've ever woken up bewildered by a dream you were having, there's now an explanation as to why. Scientists have discovered…

The daily grind: The rise of superfood powders

Here is what I ate for breakfast this morning: two handfuls of spinach, two sticks of celery, some brazil nuts, walnuts…

Lush: Mission accomplished
Lush: Mission accomplished

"Finished. Mission accomplished. 101 days." Marcus Lush knocked off his own Everest walking all of Auckland's…

Bill Gates' 'next gen' condom

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates says progress is being made on developing a "next-generation" ultra-thin, skin-like…

What does testosterone do?

Testosterone is blamed for violence in males, implicated in sport scandals, linked to sexual prowess, desired by gym devotees…

Is this the best way to relax?

Nicky Park lay in a pod with a shallow filling of salty warm water, naked, floating like a cork, for 60 minutes. It's totally…

Can an app check your health?

But, from measuring heart rate to checking suspect moles, can an app really help to improve your health? We ask the experts…

Cancer warning for bald men
Cancer warning for bald men

Men who are bald at age 45 are more likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer compared with those…

Syphilis reaches record levels in Australia

Syphilis has reached its highest level ever recorded in Australia, with the increase almost exclusively among gay men.

Stay fit to cut risk of dementia

Giving up the smokes, staying fit and stress-free as well as completing lots of crosswords could help stave off dementia…

Artificial sweeteners' warning

Consuming artificial sweeteners could increase, rather than prevent, the risk of diabetes, according to new overseas research…

Take the bus - you'll be happier

Taking public transport instead of driving to work appears to make people happier and helps them to sleep better, according…

Urine test could replace cervical smear procedure
Urine test could replace cervical smear procedure

A simple urine test could offer women a less invasive alternative to the smear test, which screens for…

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