Cannabis beats prescription drugs for chronic pain - research
Cannabis beats prescription drugs for chronic pain - research

Cannabis might provide more relief from chronic pain than prescription drugs, new research suggests.

Comment: How I got over my fear of vomiting
Comment: How I got over my fear of vomiting

A phobia of vomiting is surprisingly common. For Katie Grant, it led to a food obsession and near breakdown. She describes…

Hay fever pills linked to Alzheimer's risk - study
Hay fever pills linked to Alzheimer's risk - study

Over-the-counter sleeping aids and hay-fever treatments can increase the risk of Alzheimer's, a study says.

Kiwis help show salt brain link
Kiwis help show salt brain link

We have been told for years to limit our salt intake for the sake of our health.

Health & Wellbeing

Six-year-old needs cash for US surgery
Six-year-old needs cash for US surgery

Six-year-old Destiny can't walk without a frame because of domestic violence meted out to her birth…

Starting to thin out? Hair loss doesn't have to lead to baldness

Hair loss is no longer an inevitable march to baldness. Medical advances over recent decades mean male hair loss can be…

Deborah Hill Cone: Whew, mums needn't be perfect

The long school holidays are coming to an end (hashtag huzzah). They have been, er, fun. Did you know Ironhide is an Autobot…

10 cheap ways to get into shape

Over-indulged in the festive season and desperate to shed those extra kilos? You're not alone. But fear not; getting fit…

She used to weigh 122kg - she's now 56kg
She used to weigh 122kg - she's now 56kg

At her heaviest, Tauranga woman Kerryn Peters weighed 122kg. Today the mum-of-four is celebrating losing…

Blessing for beloved instructor

Show of grief for Les Mills instructor Tony Tuatoko, who died suddenly while taking a class in Wellington yesterday.

'How the hell is that possible?'

Australian model Erin McNaught under fire for posting ab photo four weeks after giving birth.

My life with Stephen Hawking

As the film of their life is released, Jane Hawking recalls how she fell in love with the legendary physicist against the…

New drug rids grandad of melanoma

Bob Hill was told he would probably die within six months from incurable melanoma - but that was before he entered a clinical…

You probably aren't beautiful. It's statistical, not personal.
You probably aren't beautiful. It's statistical, not personal.

You probably aren't beautiful. It's statistical, not personal. Most of us are average, a few of us are…

A year of eating celebrity diets

From Dolly Parton's smelly cabbage soup to Liz Taylor's stinky dip, behind most stars is a mad, fad diet. Writer Rebecca…

Marie Holmes: When people ask 'is that baby yours?'

She is my daughter. I gave birth to her. I nurse her. But she doesn't have any of my genes.

Do you really need carbs to recover from exercise?

Recent research suggests carbohydrate-rich foods may not be helping exercise recovery as previously thought and their potential…

Peter Bromhead: Indebted to my periodontist

As an octogenarian, I may have left my run in the romance department a bit late, unless somebody knows a surgeon who can…

The most dangerous sex position revealed - study
The most dangerous sex position revealed - study

Meanwhile, the safest position is also the most traditional one.

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Exercise

Don't use food as a reward
Don't use food as a reward

If you've ever exercised to lose weight, there's a good chance the following thought has crossed your mind: "I worked out…

Exercise not obesity the killer
Fitness fads to try in 2015
Is BMI a measure of health?
Shelley Bridgeman: Don't let gyms suck you in
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