Smartphone app keeps track of every step
Smartphone app keeps track of every step

Using modern smartphone applications to keep track of your vital signs can be a good thing ... as long as you don't read…

Wattie's tinned asparagus not NZ-grown
Wattie's tinned asparagus not NZ-grown

A friend hastily sent me a message from his phone immediately after he had attempted to buy some tinned asparagus spears…

Rich and sad? You have affluenza
Rich and sad? You have affluenza

Even multibillionaire video game creators get wealth fatigue, says Jonathan Wells.

Why most farm kids are allergy-free
Why most farm kids are allergy-free

Research shows that people who grow up on farms have way fewer allergy and asthma problems than the rest of us.

Health & Wellbeing

Midwife called me vaccination 'sheep'
Midwife called me vaccination 'sheep'

It's easy to dismiss online crusaders, but what happens when your midwife is an anti-vaxxer? Rhonwyn…

The dirty truth about wet wipes

While wet wipes might be super handy, they're also not actually doing what they're meant to, according to research.

Can we trust psychological research?

Almost three years ago, Nobel Prize- winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman penned an open letter to researchers working on…

'Reverse praying': The latest body challenge

A new body challenge has emerged in China following the popularity of previous contortion tests, with the latest relying…

The rise of the Pinterest Bride
The rise of the Pinterest Bride

In the Pinterest age, brides toss old ethnic wedding traditions in favour of something new and clash…

Tips for a healthy work lunch

Whether you work five days a week or running errands, bringing your lunch has big advantages over eating out or picking…

An egg a day is now okay

A breakfast treat once thought to be bad for your health has now been shown be part of a healthy, well-balanced diet.

Mum's death 'completely avoidable'

Twenty-four-year-old woman dies from cervical cancer after being denied a smear test because she was too young.

Distance runners, embrace the fartlek

A fartlek is a system of training for distance runners in which the terrain and pace are continually varied to eliminate…

Why e-cigarettes have their own toxic dangers
Why e-cigarettes have their own toxic dangers

While many users perceive e-cigs as safer than traditional cigarettes, some of the flavorings that make…

Why parents don't immunise their kids

Some parents are putting off or ditching plans to immunise children after discouraging information, a study shows.

Screen time bad for children's sleep

Sleep is an essential part of our development and wellbeing. It is important for learning and memory, emotions and behaviours…

Calories don't count - salt intake is linked to obesity

A high salt intake may be linked to obesity, regardless of how many calories are consumed, experts have suggested.

Work stress takes toll on longevity

While women are still likely to live around four years longer on average, the adoption by many of stressful working lifestyles…

Love hormone may help autistic children
Love hormone may help autistic children

The 'love hormone' shows promise as a tool for treating children with autism, says a United States scientist…

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Nicky Park: Good neighbours, good friends

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