Is your music too loud?
Is your music too loud?

About 1.1 billion young people are listening to music at volumes that endanger their hearing and can have other negative…

Coffee fans mad on daily grind
Coffee fans mad on daily grind

For at least one in four Kiwi coffee lovers, breakfast consists of a cuppa and no food, a new online survey shows.

Sex injuries hit six-year high
Sex injuries hit six-year high

Love hurts: injuries sustained during sex have hit a six year high, ACC figures reveal.

'Sumo babies' born in the UK
'Sumo babies' born in the UK

Hundreds of babies are being born clinically obese in the UK every year - including some weighing more than a stone.

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Louise Thompson: We care more about cellphone than self
Louise Thompson: We care more about cellphone than self

You know how it is, when you notice the battery on your phone is running down it's actually an almost…

Plain packs - heat on Govt

The Government is being lobbied to bring the tobacco plain-packaging bill back to Parliament for a final vote.

Drinking tea may reduce risk of diabetes

Drinking three cups of tea a day can cut the risk of diabetes, says new research. Two studies show that black tea has a…

Wellbeing: Say goodbye to the monkey

Jenny strecker has a monkey on her back and the Mairangi Bay resident says there's only one way to get rid of it - finish…

Training opens water to everyone
Training opens water to everyone

The freedom of diving is no longer restricted to able-bodied people, writes Sarah Ell.

Caught up in the cult of busy?

We work shorter days than ever, spend less time on household chores and more time on social media —so why are we are all…

Fast food foils calorie-counters

A low-calorie diet isn't necessarily a healthy and balanced diet.

Secret health benefits of sunshine

Summer sunshine makes most of us feel better, but there may be more to the benefits than just feeling good.

Sleep gets harder as we age

Getting a good night’s sleep can be challenging, especially as we age. About half of all older adults report sleeping difficulties…

Too much TV raises blood pressure in kids - study
Too much TV raises blood pressure in kids - study

Watching TV for more than two hours a day increases the risk of raised blood pressure in children, a…

Black tea good for the bones - research

Researchers in Japan say black tea could help treat osteoporosis, a bone condition affecting older people, but admit you…

Too much sleep raises stroke risk - study

Getting too much sleep may increase the risk of having a stroke, scientists say.

Bid to get HIV-block regime

The Aids Foundation is investigating how a drug programme to prevent HIV in homosexual men could be introduced to New Zealand…

Study aims to slow dementia

Music, dance, diet and exercise may be keys to slowing down dementia by up to five years, a New Zealand research group believes…

Full body transplant within two years
Full body transplant within two years

Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero wants to take the head from someone with an incurable illness and graft…

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