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

Health & Wellbeing

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…

'How the hell is that possible?'

Australian model Erin McNaught under fire for posting ab photo four weeks after giving birth.

My life with Stephen Hawking

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

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

You probably aren't beautiful. It's statistical, not personal.
You probably aren't beautiful. It's statistical, not personal.

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

As an octogenarian, I may have left my run in the romance department a bit late, unless somebody knows a surgeon who can…

The most dangerous sex position revealed - study
The most dangerous sex position revealed - study

Meanwhile, the safest position is also the most traditional one.

Women in labour prefer men to push off - research

He might think he is being helpful as he holds your hand while you are in the throes of labour, but he could actually be…

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...

It's midnight, you've been trying to sleep for a couple of hours and you're still sweaty and awake. Sound familiar this…

Muscle aid helps brain - scientists
Muscle aid helps brain - scientists

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

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Exercise

Don't use food as a reward
Don't use food as a reward

If you've ever exercised to lose weight, there's a good chance the following thought has crossed your mind: "I worked out…

Exercise not obesity the killer
Fitness fads to try in 2015
Is BMI a measure of health?
Shelley Bridgeman: Don't let gyms suck you in
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