Herpes virus used to fight skin cancer - trial
Herpes virus used to fight skin cancer - trial

A genetically modified herpes virus has been effective in fighting skin cancer by infecting and destroying cancer cells…

Terrible twos? Here's why
Terrible twos? Here's why

The abundance and diversity of certain bacterial species can impact a child’s behaviour, particularly that of boys, according…

Dear D&P: My friend is lying about how she got slim
Dear D&P: My friend is lying about how she got slim

My best friend had her stomach stapled and is really slim now, but tells everyone it was done through dieting and exercise…

Can you check for Alzheimer's?
Can you check for Alzheimer's?

Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their…

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Four reasons to have another coffee
Four reasons to have another coffee

Some like it hot, some like it iced, and some just don't like it at all. Until recently, coffee was…

Kiwis are better off and mostly happy

Statistics NZ's General Social Survey has been conducted every two years since 2008-09.

Kiwis struggle with accepting mental illness

New Zealanders are accepting of diversity, sexuality and religion but not of mental illness.

How traffic could make you fat

Living next to a busy road could increase the risk of obesity, the first research into the effects of noise pollution on…

It's confirmed: Kiwis are happy
It's confirmed: Kiwis are happy

Landmark social survey shows New Zealanders are satisfied bunch - but younger people still not as happy…

Gardens can boost concentration - study

Don't grab a coffee for that concentration boost, just glance out the window at a city roof garden.

Bad news for allergy suffers in Europe

Global warming will bring much more sneezing and wheezing to Europe by mid-century, a new study says.

Stop junk food ads aimed at Kiwi kids - experts

A broad range of public health experts concerned about New Zealand's growing obesity rates want a clampdown on the marketing…

Leg amputated with old saw

A Scottish health board is investigating claims that surgeons used a saw found in a hospital cupboard to amputate a man's…

Opinion: The good thing about bad times
Opinion: The good thing about bad times

If there is one thing I have learned as a professional coach it's that everyone has "gone through stuff"…

Govt considers e-cigarette restriction

The Government has been urged to consider restricting sales of nicotine electronic cigarettes to pharmacies.

65-year-old now mother of 17

A 65-year-old German woman has given birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure in Ukraine…

Matt Heath: Sleep anxiety a wake-up call

Matt Heath writes: If you don't get your allotted hours of sleep, yabbing about to anyone who'll listen doesn't help. It's…

Quadruplets for 65-yr-old

A 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticised by medical…

How bad high heels really are
How bad high heels really are

Film festival organisers sparked controversy this week when it emerged a group of women, some of whom…

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Nicky Park: Good neighbours, good friends
Nicky Park: Good neighbours, good friends

Nicky Park has found people in New Zealand very responsive to a forward approach of getting to know neighbours - moreso…

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