454 major incidents at health boards
454 major incidents at health boards

A baby died in a water-birth, a mother bled to death after giving birth, and a mental health patient with motor-skills trouble…

Why you need STI checks
Why you need STI checks

Sexuality is a means of pleasure, fulfilment and intimate connection with other humans. But it can also be a source of anguish…

'Dieting must die' - expert
'Dieting must die' - expert

Leading health authority Dr David Katz speaking exclusively to nzherald.co.nz, sharing his top five tips for families keen…

Coke to introduce low calorie green fizz
Coke to introduce low calorie green fizz

With less kilojoules, less sugar and less trademark red packaging, Coca-Cola's new Life drink, sweetened with plant extract…

Health & Wellbeing

Milk - is it really as good as we think?
Milk - is it really as good as we think?

Drinking more than three glasses of milk a day may not protect bones against breaking - and may even…

Milk dangers exposed in new research

Milk has long been recommended for boosting calcium intake, but new research suggests that it does little to strengthen…

Alicia Silverstone: Move away from meat

Alicia Silverstone may have made her acting mark as a Clueless valley girl, but these days she'd rather be known as someone…

Sex with 20 women lowers prostate risks

Sleeping with numerous women protects a man from prostate cancer, a study has found. But the same does not apply to gay…

Robyn Pearce: Being too busy is a mindset, not a badge of honour
Robyn Pearce: Being too busy is a mindset, not a badge of honour

When we tell ourselves that we're too busy, that message becomes part of a loop between our speech and…

Experts begin mapping our body clock

A body-clock "atlas" mapping the 24-hour activity patterns of thousands of genes has been created by scientists. The five-year-project…

Anna van Praagh: My mum's botched facelift shocked the whole family

Cosmetic surgery doesn't affect only the patient, as Anna van Praagh recalls

C-sections raise autism link

Babies born through Caesarean section are more likely to develop autism, a new study says.

Louise Thompson: Conscious Christmas energy

The run-in to Christmas creates a perfect storm for Kiwis to become exhausted. Why?

A cure for forgetfulness?
A cure for forgetfulness?

Cocoa can help to slow and even reverse age-related memory loss, according to a study pointing to the…

From fat to fit in six weeks

The Men's Health: Small Change, Big Gain challenge is on.

Facebook pulls breast cancer ad

Facebook has pulled down a page featuring a screen shot of women’s breasts used in a highly successful cancer awareness…

Mystery over twin's growth

Despite being born only two minutes apart, Axel is considerably smaller than his twin brother, and has a raft of significant…

Daily glass of wine aids memory in older folk - research

Drinking a glass of wine most days of the week can sharpen memory in the over-60s, research has found.

Breast cancer ad ruled ok: watchdog
Breast cancer ad ruled ok: watchdog

Complaints that a breast cancer ad was 'too explicit' and should've come with a warning have been dismissed…

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On the move
On the move

Measuring your fitness levels with advanced tracking gadgets is growing ever popular — and it’s not just for tech-heads…

This fitness fad's out of puff
'Healthy' marketing for sports drinks opposed
Sutton gets to play it cool
Does 'magic weightloss' work?
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