Verity Johnson: Dad bods: 'Don't do it!'
Verity Johnson: Dad bods: 'Don't do it!'

Yes, there has been an increasing pressure for men to be muscly for some time now. But never has it been so pervasive and…

Seales trial to explore suicide in light of bill of rights
Seales trial to explore suicide in light of bill of rights

Ahead of Lecretia Seales' euthanasia legal battle, two experts say there's a strong case the law here doesn't stop doctors…

Breakthrough offers hope for prostate cancer cure
Breakthrough offers hope for prostate cancer cure

Scientists discover genetic background to disease - and treatments are already available.

Dad made me eat junk food for 10 days
Dad made me eat junk food for 10 days

Student Tom Spector explains how he became a McDonald's regular, and why his diet might help to cure obesity.

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Allergic to partner's semen
Allergic to partner's semen

It seems absurd for people to be allergic to semen - the basis of human reproduction. But an expert…

How eating different brands of the same food could be encouraging you to eat more

Research has established that, over time, we learn to associate the flavour of a food with its energy content. This learning…

Why a preschooler suddenly went mute

When that voice suddenly goes away, you become desperate to hear it. When our son stopped talking, our sense of loss was…

Cancer breast pic goes viral

A mother diagnosed with breast cancer has posed a picture of the “subtle dimples” that were the only outward sign of her…

Child mortality report questioned
Child mortality report questioned

Save the Children's 2015 Mother's Index Rankings has New Zealand's risk of maternal death as 36 per…

Mothers should get better care in NZ - expert

New Zealand should be one of the safest places in the world to give birth but we lag behind other countries when it comes…

School bullying can have fatal effects - research

Being bullied at school has effects on the body that last for decades and can shorten a person's life, new research suggests…

3D printed human skin is the next big thing in beauty

Bioprinted human skin has been on the scene for some time but cosmetics company L'Oreal is hoping to get into the game.

HIV stigma is the real killer

HIV stigma is a plague that continues to follow the gay community, more than 30 years after the AIDS crisis emerged, writes…

'Mom bods' hit back at men
'Mom bods' hit back at men

Women have hit back at the rising 'dad bod' trend by sharing pictures of their own bodies, in all their…

Doc left phone inside after C-section

A Jordanian woman claims a doctor left his mobile phone in her abdomen after delivering her baby by Caesarean section.

Vote: Raise the drinking age?

Top NZ doctors are calling for the drinking age to be raised to 20 and booze sponsorship banned from public events in a…

TruScreen to raise up to $4m to fund Chinese expansion

TruScreen will seek to raise up to $4 million to ramp up manufacturing of its single use sensors as it targets China.

Should all kids have free healthcare?

The Children's Commissioner wants a rethink of universal services so more public spending can go to the neediest families…

Auckland bars face loss of licence
Auckland bars face loss of licence

Hearings have been set to consider suspending or cancelling liquor licenses for a string of Auckland…

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Nicky Park: Good neighbours, good friends

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