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Heart-stopper newlyweds to marry again Heart-stopper newlyweds to marry again

Malcolm Jondahl looked up at his bride-to-be and said…

DNA holds clues to mortality DNA holds clues to mortality

Chemical changes in DNA can help us understand people’s…

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The science of why we lie
The science of why we lie

We tell 10 lies every week — but what’s the reasoning behind so many untruths, asks Olivia Goldhill.

Has a kid found a cancer cure?
Has a kid found a cancer cure?

In most families, dinner table conversation is restricted to what happened at school or whether homework has been completed…

What your food cravings mean
What your food cravings mean

Experts say that cravings are the body's way of telling us that something is missing. But what do our desires for certain…

Boost in Parkinson's battle
Boost in Parkinson's battle

An innovative concept which would override the damaging brain patterns of Parkinson's disease could give new hope to sufferers…

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Future Auckland: Recreation and leisure
Future Auckland: Recreation and leisure

In the final part of our Future Auckland series, we aim to stimulate debate.

How to keep cool on hot days

Are neck, hand or forearm cooling, ice-cube sucking or cold showers effective ways to lose heat on those dog days of summer?…

Heartburn could signify cancer

Having heartburn most days for three weeks or more can be a sign of cancer, according to a British health campaign.

'Snail facials' slip in to spas (+video)

The fact that this latest addition to the global beauty and wellness craze "snail facials" should surface in the hills of…

Crying guys - why the taboo?
Crying guys - why the taboo?

When I cried in public, I refused to hide it - not at funerals, not at the movies when the house lights…

Future Auckland: Health

In part four of the Herald series on how to make Auckland better, we look at the pros and cons of health-care in New Zealand's…

Potential cure for deadly peanut allergy - research

Australian researchers have found a possible cure for people with potentially fatal peanut allergies.

Is he just selfie-obsessed or a narcissistic psychopath?

Friends who post too many selfies can be annoying, but is something darker afoot?

5 easy ways to keep wellness on track

If your New Year's resolutions have collapsed try these small and totally achievable health and wellbeing tips. Your body…

Why you're a mozzie target
Why you're a mozzie target

There’s always one in a crowd, a person mosquitoes seem to target more than others. What is it about…

Cannabis beats prescription drugs for chronic pain - research

Cannabis might provide more relief from chronic pain than prescription drugs, new research suggests.

Katie Grant: How I got over my fear of vomiting

A phobia of vomiting is surprisingly common. For Katie Grant, it led to a food obsession and near breakdown. She describes…

Hay fever pills linked to Alzheimer's risk - study

Over-the-counter sleeping aids and hay-fever treatments can increase the risk of Alzheimer's, a study says.

Kiwis help show salt brain link

We have been told for years to limit our salt intake for the sake of our health.

Six-year-old needs cash for US surgery
Six-year-old needs cash for US surgery

Six-year-old Destiny can't walk without a frame because of domestic violence meted out to her birth…

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