Preterm babies' brains catch up in teenage years
Preterm babies' brains catch up in teenage years

The brains of premature babies can perform almost as well as those born at full-term by the time they're teenagers, depending…

NZ plans for ebola outbreak
NZ plans for ebola outbreak

New Zealand health experts are making contingency plans to manage the ebola virus in case the deadly disease arrives from…

Airline stops flights into Ebola cities
Airline stops flights into Ebola cities

A leading doctor who risked his life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died from the disease, as a major regional airline…

Les Mills tells members what to wear
Les Mills tells members what to wear

Members of a Les Mills gym have been told they can only wear certain brands of clothing if they plan to stand near the front…

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Alastair Blanshard: Look beyond abs for measure of Hercules' masculinity
Alastair Blanshard: Look beyond abs for measure of Hercules' masculinity

Who wants to be Hercules? Judging by the huge amount of internet interest in the diet and fitness regime…

Pride nominee devoted life to teaching kids

Apopular high school teacher who continued to give lessons and extra tutorials in between chemotherapy appointments has…

Quick, daily run prolongs life - study

Going out for a quick, daily run may be just as effective as a long-distance jaunt when it comes to prolonging your life…

Cut out sugar? It could kill you

With the UN warning sugar could be ‘the new tobacco’ because of its risks to health through obesity, you might think a diet…

Richard Keegan: Children need our unconditional support
Richard Keegan: Children need our unconditional support

Picture your son or daughter watching an event at the Commonwealth Games, then turning to you and saying:…

Blog: Eating and tweeting

In a world where the telephone, fax machine, and face-to-face conversation commonly take a backseat to digital communication…

Louise Thompson: Tips for tackling nasty tasks

The other day I tackled a task I had been putting off for, oh, just about forever. I cleared out the garage, prompted by…

Liver cancer numbers to double

The number of people who develop liver cancer each year is expected to double within six years.

NZ ranks in top 10 of countries

New Zealand has retained its rank as one of the world's most developed countries.

Take a hike - why doctors should prescribe 'nature'
Take a hike - why doctors should prescribe 'nature'

In January, a 13-year-old patient named Kelssi came to Dr. Robert Zarr's office at Unity Health Care…

Warriors fitness: Get fit at home and in the park

Wiki says this fitness plan is designed for the average Joe and Jane but is structured to be challenging. Once you have…

Alarm over cut on nutrition

Nutrition experts have warned a government cost-cutting team that patients could suffer malnutrition or even death under…

Editorial: Supermarket checkout temptations resistible

Editorial: According to an online survey, more than a third of Kiwis want checkouts to be sugar-free. But why should supermarkets…

How you are what you eat

Over the last half century, the global food industry has profoundly changed the way we eat. While we understand how these…

After-school jobs harmless - study
After-school jobs harmless - study

School students can forget trying to wriggle out of a part-time job - new research says it isn't all…

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