Experts demand more action on 'costly' sugar intake
Experts demand more action on 'costly' sugar intake

More must be done to curb sugar intake to reduce the “costly burden” of tooth decay, experts say.

Meat industry reply to '5 foods to always avoid'
Meat industry reply to '5 foods to always avoid'

Want to stack the nutrition odds in your favour? The key is good food so here are five things to never let into your shopping…

Think positive, you'll live longer
Think positive, you'll live longer

A University of Queensland study has discovered a positive attitude can improve your immune system and may even help you…

Winter babies crawl earlier
Winter babies crawl earlier

Babies born in winter start crawling earlier than those born in the summer, a study has found.

Health & Wellbeing

Violinist plays again during surgery
Violinist plays again during surgery

A former violinist, whose career was cut short by a debilitating movement disorder, regained her ability…

Overdoses: 3 things to know

The fact that pharmaceuticals could be causing more overdose deaths than illegal substances means that it's possible for…

Dave Shaw: Top health tips for guys

Chaps, don't cave to obesity, diabetes and prostate cancer. Make better decisions, starting now.

Louise Thompson: Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a big word. It's so loaded with emotion that we can circle it and circle it but never actually start with…

Wellbeing: Stick to the plan
Wellbeing: Stick to the plan

Spring is here and it's the time for fewer layers of clothing. The dreaded word "diet" hits the minds…

Telling someone they're fat makes them eat more - study

Those who are made to feel ashamed about their size are six times as likely to become obese, a study has found.

Warning for Kiwi mums-to-be

Pregnant women who drink a lot of milk may be making their babies iron deficient, according to new research.

Salt isn't as bad as you think - study

But a new study has revealed sodium does not cause high blood pressure, and the link between the two is "more complex than…

Why childbirth fear is so real for some

It's called tokophobia, and for 3 - 8 percent of pregnant women it transforms apprehension about childbirth into full-blown…

How much sleep do we need?
How much sleep do we need?

When it comes to the amount of sleep adults require there is not really a "one size fits all". Sleep…

Bringing sexy to your back

The painful sex lives of people suffering from bad backs are being worsened by medical advice that spooning is the best…

Breath test for lung cancer?

Doctors might introduce a breath test designed to detect early signs of lung cancer that could help lower the disease's…

Harre defends 'legalise' call

Internet Party leader Laila Harre is standing by her policy to decriminalise cannabis following the publication of a study…

Anxiety drugs linked to Alzheimer's risk

Long-term use of a drug commonly prescribed for anxiety and sleeplessness is linked to a greater risk of Alzheimer's, according…

Pot risk for teens revealed
Pot risk for teens revealed

Teen cannabis smokers are 60 per cent more likely to drop out of high school than their non-smoking…

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