Boy gets a new face, new life
Boy gets a new face, new life

After intense reconstruction surgery, a four-year-old Moroccan boy born without a nose, eyes or a functioning mouth has…

Facebook food ads focus of new study
Facebook food ads focus of new study

The kind of food Facebook is advertising to teenagers is the subject of a study being done at the University of Auckland…

California passes mandatory vaccine bill
video California passes mandatory vaccine bill

California lawmakers sent the governor a controversial bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws…

'Dad, are you autistic like me?'
'Dad, are you autistic like me?'

Ruth Wood meets the parents who only found out they were on the spectrum when their children were diagnosed.

Health & Wellbeing

Trans customer 'disgusted' by Farmers
Trans customer 'disgusted' by Farmers

A transgender shopper claims she was ridiculed by an assistant while trying on shorts at a department…

Man boobs: What's to blame

Having enlarged breasts, when you're a man, is an embarrassing physical flaw the majority of males would like nothing more…

Should pre-teens take contraception?

Senior academics at the University of Otago have called for a free contraceptive programme to be made available to teens…

Who's most at risk of rickets?

Researchers have pin-pointed the key risk factors for rickets in a study of nearly 60 Kiwi children identified with the…

Fertility concerns answered
Fertility concerns answered

Fertility expert Dr John Peek answered reader questions about infertility, its causes and options for…

World's oldest women share their secrets (+video)

What's it like to be 115 years old? The world's oldest women - both born in 1899 - talk about the secrets of their longevity…

'I can't afford to screw up'

Nine months on the meth pipe was all it took for Salah Ibrahim to go from champion athlete and successful businessman to…

Star's perfect reply to period question

Women's tennis world number two, Petra Kvitova has spoken frankly about how periods affect her game, saying they're "one…

Warning: Tramp injuries rise

The number of children being hospitalised with trampoline injuries is going up despite improved product safety standards…

Is breakfast really important?
Is breakfast really important?

Not everyone enjoys eating first thing in the morning. But your first choice of foods may contribute…

video Could breast cancer be wiped out by 2050?

A haunting new campaign film from British charity Breast Cancer Now features real women who have been diagnosed with the…

Can we cure breast cancer by 2050?

A poignant charity drive in the UK claims it will be, yet sceptical doctors warn women that exercise and healthy diet are…

video World's oldest women tell secrets to long life

The world's oldest recorded known woman is a 115 year old retired child care worker in Brooklyn.

Are couples leaving it too late for kids?

More New Zealanders are ending up unintentionally childless and the childless rate is higher for professional women.

Patient left on floor for nine hours
Patient left on floor for nine hours

A health watchdog is "alarmed" an elderly psychiatric hospital patient was left lying on a bedroom floor…

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Paul Little: Fizzy drinks are poisoning our kids
Paul Little: Fizzy drinks are poisoning our kids

Change needs to come from the boardrooms of the people who produce the sugary food which is slowly poisoning our children…

Jack Tame: Nutrition rules not set in stone
Niki Bezzant: Consign paleo to the past
Fasting can help with stress
Why do nutrition celebrities have so much pull?
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Nicky Park: Good neighbours, good friends
Nicky Park: Good neighbours, good friends

Nicky Park has found people in New Zealand very responsive to a forward approach of getting to know neighbours - moreso…

Top five yum cha spots in Auckland
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Met Gala: Best, worst dressed
Nicky Park: Life & Style - this week's best bits
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