Quit rate on e-cigarettes higher with nicotine
Quit rate on e-cigarettes higher with nicotine

Electronic cigarettes are more effective at helping smokers to quit tobacco when they contain nicotine, a review of studies…

More teens trying e-cigarettes than the real thing - US survey
More teens trying e-cigarettes than the real thing - US survey

More teensagers are trying out e-cigarettes than the real thing, according to a US annual drug use survey.

Can identifying illness stop attacks?
Can identifying illness stop attacks?

New studies have challenged thinking that psychological problems are only a minor factor in the making of terrorists.

Chili puts heat on machismo
Chili puts heat on machismo

French gourmets have traditionally shunned hot, spicy food - so they may be a little piqued by a study indicating that curry-loving…

Health & Wellbeing

Top 10 health stories of 2014
Top 10 health stories of 2014

We've rounded up the top ten health stories that you, our readers, clicked, shared and talked about…

John Kinnear: 20 somewhat horrible things I do to my kids that I don't feel guilty about

"We take the batteries out of annoying toys and say they are broken." Author John Kinnear doesn't feel guilty about the…

Louise Thompson: What are you thankful for?

Taking five minutes out from the frenzy that characterises this time of year to look at how 2014 has treated you.

If physical illness was treated like mental illness

If we treated people with diabetes the way we treat those with depression, there would be an outcry, says the new president…

New study a breast cancer game changer
New study a breast cancer game changer

Young breast cancer survivors can boost their chance of remaining cancer-free by inducing artificial…

Raw milk death prompts warning

Authorities in New Zealand have issued a warning about unpasteurised milk after the death of an Australian child.

Rise of the teenage 'vamper'

Most kids appear to vamp at one time or another. An astonishing 80 per cent of both boys and girls admitted to being frequent…

Scientific secret to eating less

A food ingredient has been found to suppress appetite and prevent weight gain in overweight people, raising the prospect…

McDonald's menu overhaul

McDonald's is trying to change perceptions that it serves junk food, especially as people examine labels for artificial…

Why size really does matter
Why size really does matter

Size really does matter when it comes to sex, according to a study demonstrating the importance of sperm…

Call to ban smoking in outdoor areas (+vote)

The Cancer Society wants smoking banned by next year at Auckland's publicly owned outdoor dining areas.

Dense breasts make it hard to spot cancer - research

More women are learning their breasts are so dense that it's more difficult for mammograms to spot cancer. But new research…

Forget treadmill, take a pill

A pill that helps the body to burn excess fat could one day "replace the treadmill", scientists claim.

Weekends bad for your health

Gardening, lying in bed, drinks with friends and hitting the gym are among the many weekend hazards to your health.

Gene therapy could help cure gradual blindness - study
Gene therapy could help cure gradual blindness - study

Scientists may one day be able to help thousands of people in Britain with an inherited condition that…

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Exercise

Top five fitness fads for 2015
Top five fitness fads for 2015

It's a crazy thought that 2015 is just a month around the corner, bringing with it the joy of our hottest months, skimpy…

CrossFit: Pointless pain?
Samantha Bluemel: 7 ways to shake up your health routine
Booze and bacon temptation
New bike park for Woodhill
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