Too much TV raises blood pressure in kids - study
Too much TV raises blood pressure in kids - study

Watching TV for more than two hours a day increases the risk of raised blood pressure in children, a study has found.

Black tea good for the bones - research
Black tea good for the bones - research

Researchers in Japan say black tea could help treat osteoporosis, a bone condition affecting older people, but admit you…

Too much sleep raises stroke risk - study
Too much sleep raises stroke risk - study

Getting too much sleep may increase the risk of having a stroke, scientists say.

Bid to get HIV-block regime
Bid to get HIV-block regime

The Aids Foundation is investigating how a drug programme to prevent HIV in homosexual men could be introduced to New Zealand…

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Study aims to slow dementia
Study aims to slow dementia

Music, dance, diet and exercise may be keys to slowing down dementia by up to five years, a New Zealand…

Full body transplant within two years

Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero wants to take the head from someone with an incurable illness and graft it on to a healthy…

New HIV pill a 'game changer'

A game-changing trial has shown that rates of HIV infection can be slashed by treating actively gay men with an anti-viral…

Astounding pic of baby in sac

An extremely premature US baby has been delivered while still inside its amniotic sac, in a rare medical moment.

Ko's secret to staying healthy
Ko's secret to staying healthy

Golf teenage sensation Lydia Ko says travel is a big part of being a professional golfer and was thrilled…

Stevia-sweetened Pepsi Next gets in before Coke Life

Stevia-sweetened fizzy drink Pepsi Next will hit our shelves next week, a month ahead of rival Coke Life - but will the…

Authority backs STI tracking

Sexually transmitted infections should be reclassified to enable better tracking and treatment as social media influences…

Alcohol deadlier than cannabis

A new study finds that for individual exposure, alcohol, nicotine, cocaine and heroin all fell into a category of lethality…

More Bikram yoga sex claims

Bikram Choudhury, the creator of the popular hot yoga regime, is facing more accusations of sexual assaults against trainees…

Kids' peanut allergy theory challenged
Kids' peanut allergy theory challenged

Young children fed small amounts of peanuts in their diet are less likely to develop a peanut allergy…

Why is NZ's organ donation rate so low?

Appealing to people's survival instincts could help increase New Zealand's internationally low rate of deceased organ donors…

video Early exposure may thwart peanut allergy - study

A new study funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases suggests that exposing infants who seem…

Anger lifts risk of heart attack

The risk of having a heart attack shoots up following an outburst of anger, a study among hospital heart patients has found…

Professor who 'cured' his own cancer

Ben Williams' aggressive brain tumour was treated with conventional therapies - and with a cocktail of everyday pills. Could…

Men who sauna live longer - study
Men who sauna live longer - study

Men who regularly visited a sauna lived longer and were less likely to die of sudden heart attacks than…

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