Wellbeing: Hands-on healing for aches
Wellbeing: Hands-on healing for aches

New parents dealing with an unsettled baby will try anything to make their child content. Eleven years ago my newborn, Nina…

Chance treatment worth its weight
Chance treatment worth its weight

Hamish Bockett-Smith is about to spend 12 weeks in Singapore in an attempt to halt the steady destruction multiple sclerosis…

'Love drug' could treat mental issues
'Love drug' could treat mental issues

A hormone known as the "love drug" because of its role in bonding between mother and child - as well as between lovers -…

What makes knuckles crack?
What makes knuckles crack?

Using slow-motion video, researchers were able to see what occurred inside the joint.

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Peter Bromhead: Creativity and dementia
Peter Bromhead: Creativity and dementia

When a medical specialist asked me to draw a clock on a jotter pad, I dryly asked: would he prefer the…

Controversial model mum shuts down critics, welcomes healthy baby boy

A pregnant model whose sexy selfies featuring her tight abs turned her into an overnight internet sensation has given birth…

Five medical mishaps reported this year

Here are four medical botch-ups that have been reported on so far in 2015.

Sixty is the new fifty - research

Here's something that might please those in their 50s - researchers are suggesting that 60 is the new middle age.

Walking great exercise but be wary on streets
Walking great exercise but be wary on streets

Walking may be the best exercise but being a pedestrian carries risk in the big city.

Cat nurse helps animals heal

Little black cat, Radamenes, is dedicated to nursing other animals back to health, comforting them as they heal at the Bydgoszcz…

Do you smell happy?

For the first time researchers have found that humans can detect whether another person is feeling joyful by their scent…

The fad for fitness apps is unhealthy

But what use, really, are increasingly popular health apps like Fitbit and Jawbone that monitor our activity levels, heart…

Pain killer also kills pleasure

Paracetamol is an effective pain reliever but also reduces feelings of pleasure, a study suggests. The previously unknown…

Calls by top GP for 'no jab no pay'
Calls by top GP for 'no jab no pay'

Dr Lance O'Sullivan, who was named New Zealander of the Year 2014, said all parents - no matter their…

Is human hibernation possible?

What better way to pass a long stretch of time than by entering a deep sleep to shut down some bodily functions and conserve…

Sleep-deprived toddlers at risk

In a long-term study, toddlers who slept less than 10 hours a night or woke frequently tended to have more emotional and…

Breath test predicts stomach cancer - research

A breath test which can predict the chance of developing stomach cancer has been developed by Israeli scientists in the…

Fasting: 'Safe and enjoyable'

Could therapeutic fasting be a solution to many lifestyle diseases such as obesity, diabetes and cancer? The director of…

Five-year-old's stand raises $25k
Five-year-old's stand raises $25k

As the old saying says, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade – and a little girl in Toronto, Canada…

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