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…

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 doors of the New…

Plan B vital for players' ongoing wellbeing
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
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…

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The daily grind: The rise of superfood powders
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…

Lush: Mission accomplished

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

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?
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…

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

Men who are bald at age 45 are more likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer compared with those who keep their hair. US…

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
Artificial sweeteners' warning

Consuming artificial sweeteners could increase, rather than prevent, the risk of diabetes, according…

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

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

Global child mortality rates halved - new data

International child mortality rates have dropped by half since 1990 but will still fall short of 2015 targets, new data…

Happy NZ: How we rank

A global survey has found New Zealanders relatively content with our lives as the world emerges from the financial crisis…

Experts demand more action on 'costly' sugar intake
Experts demand more action on 'costly' sugar intake

More must be done to curb sugar intake to reduce the “costly burden” of tooth decay, experts say.

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