Household chores that burn calories
Household chores that burn calories

No time to get to the gym? Cleaning house could be the answer to a fitter new you.

Do electric toothbrushes damage teeth?
Do electric toothbrushes damage teeth?

Lauded as a revolution in teeth cleaning, electric brushes may do more damage than good.

Double blow strikes family
Double blow strikes family

Natasha Woolf was reeling when her teen daughter was diagnosed with a rare debilitating condition. Then she found out she…

'I try to not look too far into the future'
'I try to not look too far into the future'

After beating cancer Jake Bailey doesn't want to let what he's been through define him: "For me, this is just an opportunity…

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Jake Bailey: Nurse convinced me to give 'that' speech
Jake Bailey: Nurse convinced me to give 'that' speech

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Six surprising signs of heart disease

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video CDC: Expect 'significant number' of Zika cases

CDC Director Thomas Frieden told a congressional committee that the U.S. should expect to see "significant numbers" of infections…

Jake Bailey: The headline I didn't want

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Target dads, says jab study
Target dads, says jab study

New Zealand fathers-to-be are nearly twice as likely as their pregnant partners to be undecided about…

Battling a shock cancer diagnosis in your 20s

She's a young woman battling the big C but is determined to ease the way for others in their 20s facing a similar diagnosis…

Fitbit reveals woman's pregnancy

Concern over a high heartbeat reading was thought to be a fault with the device.

Study shows we're smarter in summer

It seems our minds are geared to be able to pay more attention when the days are long.

Brain 'hack' chance to beat jet lag

Jet lag can be prevented by "hacking" into the body's circadian rhythm during sleep using a flashing alarm clock, Stanford…

Being fit or eating well - which is more important?
Being fit or eating well - which is more important?

Losing extra kilos through good eating is more beneficial than exercise alone.

Kiwi teen tests positive for Zika virus

Jen Byrn's infection with the mosquito-borne zika virus has been confirmed by her doctor.

Why ab workouts suck and McDonald's is a must

How are our challengers coping as they hit week five of Kayla Itsines' Bikini Body Guide?

A mum's 'A to Z' guide to sleep

COMMENT: 'D' is for death. I just Googled whether or not you can die from sleep deprivation.

Drinking three cups of tea a day could beat curse of brittle bones

Research shows that tea drinkers have stronger bones, cutting their risk of painful fractures, including broken hips.

Your health: Managing teenage stress
Your health: Managing teenage stress

Hi Sandra, our daughter is going into her last year at school, she has always got quite stressed about…

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