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Bad marriages break hearts Bad marriages break hearts

A bad marriage really could lead to a broken heart…

We've all gone chocolate milk mad We've all gone chocolate milk mad

Every day we’re bombarded by marketing campaigns…

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Complex jobs key to fit brains
Complex jobs key to fit brains

Staying active, living well and keeping social can all help you stay fit as old age approaches. But one of the best ways…

Sugar film director receives shocking diagnosis
Sugar film director receives shocking diagnosis

Australian director Damon Gameua was a fit man before he took on a task many probably thought would have increased his health…

Back to my roots
Back to my roots

For decades Suzanne McFadden has dyed her hair to keep away the grey. But enough is enough. Here, she describes the fear…

A friend in high places
A friend in high places

Abseiling down a 30m-high Northland cliff put Steva Rumsey at the heart of her deepest fear - yet she managed to complete…

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Rare tapeworm behind headache
Rare tapeworm behind headache

A parasitic tapeworm 10cm long lived in the brain of a British man for four years before doctors discovered…

A drink to lose weight?

To the exercise-averse, it will sound like the Holy Grail.

So is it any good?

Our Healthy Food columnist Wendyl Nissen on what's in the much sought after Lewis Road Creamery Chocolate Milk - if you…

30% of the world is obese

The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually "nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed…

Hearing 'medical miracle'
Hearing 'medical miracle'

Colin Anderson had been deaf for so long that he'd forgotten what his own voice sounded like.

Photos: Genital mutilation survivors

In an ancient village in southern Egypt some women are speaking out about a long-standing tradition once never discussed…

Oxygen may harm heart attack patients - study

Giving oxygen to heart attack victims may do more harm than good, a study suggests. Ambulance Victoria treated 440 patients…

New app to help with postnatal depression

There's a new app designed to help reduce stress during pregnancy and lower the risk of developing postnatal depression. Created…

CrossFit: Pointless pain?

It’s a known fact that exercise is addictive. But CrossFitters are infamous for their fanatical devotion to their fitness…

Brain training boosts memory for over 60s - but there's a catch
Brain training boosts memory for over 60s - but there's a catch

Computer-based "brain training" is useful for older adults, but only if it's conducted in a group setting…

How safe is the microwave?

A quick web search of "microwave dangers" brought up some startling claims and concerns, so we investigated.

Should you leave baby to cry?

Controlled crying is at odds with research on infant development that shows the foundations for lifelong psychological health…

Lizzie Stark: Was my mastectomy a betrayal of feminism?

Until I had doctors remove my breasts and rebuild them again, I was a feminist who never saw herself as particularly feminine…

10-second kiss passes on 80 million bugs - expert

Academics think that kissing helps partners share bacteria, shoring up their immune systems and enabling them to better…

Louise Thompson: Lean harder
Louise Thompson: Lean harder

We never know what is round the corner in life. We can think we do. We can have a plan. A whole, shiny…

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