Why we're obsessed with lists
Why we're obsessed with lists

Overwhelmed by modern life? Then try drawing up a list. 1) It will make you feel in control; 2) It’s good for the brain;…

Pregnancy diabetes rate could be halved
Pregnancy diabetes rate could be halved

Nearly half of all cases of diabetes during pregnancy can be prevented if young women eat well, exercise regularly and stop…

Breast cancer survivors have good chance of living for years - study
Breast cancer survivors have good chance of living for years - study

Breast cancer survivors have more than a 70 per cent chance of living for at least another 10 years after battling the disease…

'Healthy' marketing for sports drinks opposed
'Healthy' marketing for sports drinks opposed

Proposed changes to food regulations that could see sports drinks marketed as healthy are being opposed by the Auckland…

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Is NZ the best country to grow old in?
Is NZ the best country to grow old in?

New Zealand rates highly in a global list of the best countries in the world to grow old in, ranking…

Parents' support helped son cope

At the worst moment in their son's depression, Greg and Susan Frame woke up to find three strangers in their house.

Kirwan: Six ways parents can help troubled teens

Sir John Kirwan believes Kiwi parents could be much more involved in the lives of our teenagers.

From rat-infested dump to NZ's heart

Before Starship sick children were treated in a tired and run-down hospital. In 1991 all that changed, but the great hospital…

Energy drinks could be making you more tired, experts warn
Energy drinks could be making you more tired, experts warn

Soaring numbers of of teenage girls are suffering iron deficiency because they consume too many energy…

Good sex is for oldies too

A longitudinal study from earlier this year challenges the idea that sex is only for young people, as well as raising questions…

Deep-fried Mars' stroke danger

It has been hailed as Scotland's most unhealthy snack, dripping with sugar and covered in fat. And now doctors have warned…

All you need to know about oil

Do we need another expensive oil in the pantry? And if so, what on earth do we use it for? Delaney Mes explains.

Sexually active teen girls should use implants - experts

Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants - long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe…

Zest for life after brush with tumour
Zest for life after brush with tumour

Toby Cunliffe-Steel had a golfball-sized tumour in his brain. He wouldn't be here without the care Starship…

Name your fear and cuddle it

Depression and anxiety are about fear, says Sir John Kirwan. Here he highlights ways young people can overcome that fear…

Music to ease pain of bad times

Kelly Harrison started cutting herself when she was 13: "It wasn’t so much coping, it was more surviving." Now she's found…

Dave Shaw: Are carbs really evil?

Most nutrition debate these days is fuelled by carbs – or lack of. Our fear of fat has faded and now we’re in a state of…

Why some men develop signs of pregnancy

A range of theories that have been proposed to explain Couvade syndrome.

Louise Thompson: Believing in things unseen
Louise Thompson: Believing in things unseen

Our worries often seem so real it's as if they have happened already. The client has cancelled. The…

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