Study: Can insulin pills prevent diabetes?
video Study: Can insulin pills prevent diabetes?

Scientists are stumped by a sharp increase in Type 1 diabetes, which is usually diagnosed in childhood. Hundreds of children…

Young Kiwis seek support via text
Young Kiwis seek support via text

The vast majority of young New Zealanders reaching out for support from Youthline are doing so through text messages.

Alcohol during pregnancy: alarming stats
Alcohol during pregnancy: alarming stats

Up to 80 per cent of women admit to drinking during early stages of pregnancy, new study reveals.

Can you tell if you're going to age badly?
Can you tell if you're going to age badly?

Hope springs from 40-year-long study showing big disparity in rates of ageing.

Health & Wellbeing

Reasons you lose your temper
Reasons you lose your temper

Been accused of waking up on the wrong side of the bed this morning? Here are ten possible explanations…

Sunburn art trend alarms skin experts

Social media users are using hashtags like #sunburnart and #tantattoo to show off their "artistic" sunburns to the world…

What's the answer when letting go is too hard?

We are told it is healthy to "let it go," writes Louise Thompson. But what's the answer when letting go is too hard? Or…

'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…

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

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

Niki Bezzant: Bring on the sugar tax

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

'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 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…

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

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

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?
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…

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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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