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Patient died after X-ray review failure Patient died after X-ray review failure

Southern District Health Board told to apologise to…

Tea: Why it's time to switch Tea: Why it's time to switch

Have a glass of wine with dinner - but afterwards…

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Is this the oldest person ever?
Is this the oldest person ever?

A Mexican woman has become the oldest human to have ever lived after reaching the grand old age of 127 - but she lost her…

Matt Heath: Giving in to your inner slob
Matt Heath: Giving in to your inner slob

Matt Heath writes: I have decided to let myself go completely because true happiness comes with acceptance.

Dave Shaw: Is breakfast overrated?
Dave Shaw: Is breakfast overrated?

We've all heard the saying, and I bet most of us have said it: "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day".

Louise Thompson: Do you like your job?
Louise Thompson: Do you like your job?

Do you like your job? Do you believe in what you do? Do you feel like you are making the world a teeny tiny bit better as…

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Deborah Hill Cone: Love and forgiveness almost always the answer
Deborah Hill Cone: Love and forgiveness almost always the answer

Deborah Hill Cone writes: Can you all please stop being so mean to my friend Cathy Odgers! She is not…

Get ready to go around the lake

The nation's biggest cycle challenge is in three months, so start training now.

Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment…

NZers are becoming more bionic

In just over a decade, thousands more older New Zealanders will be a little bit bionic, as more and more hip and knee replacements…

Supplementing the depression fight
Supplementing the depression fight

Mental health concerns are one of the reasons why people use supplements, but are they really useful?…

Scientists reverse bad memories

Traumatic memories could be switched into pleasant recollections with a flash of light, scientists claim.

Medical: Old dope, new tricks

Medicinal cannabis is back in the news again after a planned trial to grow it in Norfolk Island was blocked by the federal…

A request to Pepsi - cut back on the sugar

India has asked US soft drinks giant PepsiCo to reduce the sugar content of its sodas as the country battles growing levels…

How climate change is bad for your health

Climate change poses a growing health threat, the UN has warned, saying extreme weather and rising temperatures could claim…

Why I chose to end it all: 85-year-old
Why I chose to end it all: 85-year-old

A NZ great-grandmother suffering from dementia took her own life with her husband at her side just hours…

Hangovers (partly) to blame on your genes - study

Australian research indicates genetics account for half of the reason why one person wakes up hungover and another not.

1D cure for age unhappiness

Experts on the process of ageing are recommending a dose of One Direction as part of their prescription for a happy and…

E-cigarettes serious health threat -WHO

Governments should ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors because they pose a "serious threat" to foetuses and young people…

Parents set bad example by staying glued to smartphones

Families are getting worse at communicating, parenting groups warn, as parents fail to set a good example to their children…

Concern over 'sex superbug'
Concern over 'sex superbug'

Concerns are mounting over a powerful new form of gonorrhoea after a patient was found to have the highest…

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Exercise

Making them run faster, jump higher
Making them run faster, jump higher

If athletes were race cars, Professor Michael McGuigan of AUT University's Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand…

Rocks-and-mud runs attract all
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Can running be bad for you?
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