Kiwis more awesome with age - survey
Kiwis more awesome with age - survey

A new index of "wellbeing" has found that New Zealanders get more "awesome" as they get older.

Euthanasia case heard in High Court
Euthanasia case heard in High Court

Allowing other parties to weigh in on a terminally ill woman Lecretia Seales' euthanasia bid would cause intolerable and…

Want to quit smoking? Switching to e-cigarettes won't help
Want to quit smoking? Switching to e-cigarettes won't help

A study published in the leading journal Addiction might just change everything for electronic cigarettes.

Health Minister promotes, receives flu jab
Health Minister promotes, receives flu jab

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman kicked off the annual influenza immunisation campaign in Wellington by getting his flu…

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Meditation 'as good as drugs'
Meditation 'as good as drugs'

Meditation is as good as anti-depressants for tackling depression, a major study has suggested.

Impact of euthanasia

A group opposed to euthanasia says allowing terminally ill woman Lecretia Seales to take a lethal dose of drugs would have…

Don't have to finish pills

Most people believe that it’s essential to finish a course of antibiotics to prevent antibiotic resistance. But this advice…

Groups seek to join Lecretia Seales euthanasia litigation

The Human Rights Commission and two other groups want to join a legal challenge by a terminally ill woman seeking the right…

What is your obesity 'type'?
What is your obesity 'type'?

Scientists call for a new style of bespoke treatment rather than a "one size fits all" approach to tackling…

Jane Ussher: Is PMS icecream offensive or funny?

Is the packaging for a range of “ice-cream that understands PMS” created by a 21-year-old American graphic designer funny…

Louise Thompson: Ch-ch-ch-changes

I am all about change and growth. People come to a life coach because they want radical change - life is not feeling as…

Should professions like pilots have less medical privacy?

Since it was revealed that the co-pilot who purposefully crashed Germanwings Flight 9525, killing 150 people had been treated…

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…

'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?

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

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 numerals to be in…

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
Five medical mishaps reported this year

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

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