Health

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A widespread computer fault meant that nearly 6000…

National bowel screening from 2017, indicates Minister National bowel screening from 2017, indicates Minister

Dr Coleman’s announcement is the first concrete commitment…

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'Toxic' warning for parents
'Toxic' warning for parents

A toddler who drank hand sanitiser and suffered severe alcohol poisoning has prompted a warning from experts for parents…

'Nil by mouth' more harm than good
'Nil by mouth' more harm than good

Restricting solids and liquids before surgery can do more harm than good to their recovery, says an anaesthetist.

Hepburn's diet secrets revealed
Hepburn's diet secrets revealed

Audrey Hepburn's newly revealed dietary habits: a devotion to chocolate, detox once a month and never skipping breakfast…

One jaw-droppingly calorific pizza
One jaw-droppingly calorific pizza

Before you sink your teeth into Pizza Hut's new cheeseburger crust pizza, you'll need a fitness plan ready to work off its…

Health & Wellbeing

Niki Bezzant: Bring on the sugar tax
Niki Bezzant: Bring on the sugar tax

Preliminary results from a study by Mexico's National Institute of Public Health show their sugar tax…

'Sniff test' may help detect autism - research

A simple sniffing test could determine if children have autism even before they are able to speak, researchers say.

Drinking orange juice may raise risk of skin cancer - research

Drinking just two glasses of orange juice a day could increase your risk of getting the deadliest form of skin cancer.

How scientists can pinpoint an exact time of death

Austrian scientists have come up with a method that allows calculation of the time of death even after ten days.

Irish author's anorexia relapse book leads new wave of young adult fiction
Irish author's anorexia relapse book leads new wave of young adult fiction

With her positive messages and dark themes, Louise O’Neill is leading a new wave of young adult fiction…

Is this the world's most dangerous drink?

Devotees say raw milk is the ultimate health food. So why do scientists think it’s so toxic?

Runner goes the distance

Eugene Bingham describes how running helps him find freedom - freedom to quit worrying and be happy.

What's really in store-bought garlic bread?

This pre-made garlic bread will do if you're running late, writes Wendyl Nissen, but it doesn't beat one you'd make yourself…

Five things the ancient Greeks can teach us about medicine today

Although we now have a far more detailed and accurate picture of medicine, the ancient Greeks can help us think through…

Do you suffer post-party ‘hangxiety’?
Do you suffer post-party ‘hangxiety’?

Increasing numbers of people say they feel panicky and paranoid after drinking. New terms 'hangxiety'…

Is marriage making you fat?

Marriage can boost your health in a number of ways but it appears there is one measure where it lets you down – your waistline…

More wishes granted for charity thanks to big funding boost

When doctors told Kavanna Jade she might not live to see her 14th birthday she made a bucket list to take her mind off her…

How demand for health supplements is harming the environment

Growing demand for omega-3 health supplements is leaving Antarctic waters short of krill, according to a marine conservation…

Is depression a mental or physical illness?

Most people feel down, tired and inactive when they're injured or ill. This "sickness behaviour" is caused by the activation…

Dita de Boni: Beating obesity? Fat chance
Dita de Boni: Beating obesity? Fat chance

A sugar tax is out according to Dr Jonathan Coleman who says there's no evidence it works. That's wrong…

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Nutrition

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

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
Nicky Park: Cannes 2014 - Best dressed
Met Gala: Best, worst dressed
Nicky Park: Life & Style - this week's best bits
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