If a cancer cure sounds too good to be true, it probably is
If a cancer cure sounds too good to be true, it probably is

Cancer Council Victoria CEO Todd Harper is urging patients to be wary of cancer cure claims that sound too good to be true…

Woman talk about giving birth
Woman talk about giving birth

We got a diverse group of real women to tell us about their own experiences with pregnancy and childbirth.

Why do we remember dramatic events so vividly?
Why do we remember dramatic events so vividly?

Why would people who were not immediately or directly affected by big events have such a long-lasting sense of knowing exactly…

Mozzies choose who they bite
Mozzies choose who they bite

Scientists have found that the chance of being bitten by a mosquito is written in the genes and some people are just more…

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The truth about what's making us fat
The truth about what's making us fat

Excessive sugar and carbohydrates are behind the obesity crisis rather than physical inactivity, claim…

Botox can reach the nervous system - but it's still safe

Botox, or Botulinum neurotoxin type-A, is most commonly known for its cosmetic use as a smoother of wrinkles.

Asthma cure may take only five years

Asthma could be cured within five years after scientists discovered what causes the condition and how to switch it off.

'Hipster spinsters' redefining single life

In a new book, American cultural critic Kate Bolick argues that spinsterhood is an enviable state. Laura Freeman reports…

'Health experts'... be warned
'Health experts'... be warned

Pretty Instagram pictures and a six-pack does not make you a health expert, warns Lee Suckling.

Why women's hair thins out

Balding in men is so common it doesn’t raise an eyebrow. But when a woman starts to lose hair, it can be extremely distressing…

Cheers to secret of my success

I am happy. I am one of the happiest people you will ever meet, writes Mike Hosking. Being upbeat and happy and positive…

Health blogger admits cancer was a lie

After months of speculation - and years of her friends' doubts - Whole Pantry founder Belle Gibson has admitted she never…

JOMO: The joy of missing out

If, for the last few years, we've all succumbed to the pressures of Fear of Missing Out, this year we must enable the Joy…

'Why I revealed I have herpes'
'Why I revealed I have herpes'

A woman in the US is planning to continue blogging about dating with genital herpes to promote normalcy…

Living near a park leads to a better life - study

Living near a good park drastically reduces the well-being gap between rich and poor, research shows.

Kiwis more awesome with age - survey

A new index of "wellbeing" has found that New Zealanders get more "awesome" as they get older.

Euthanasia case heard in High Court

Allowing other parties to weigh in on a terminally ill woman Lecretia Seales' euthanasia bid would cause intolerable and…

Want to quit smoking? Switching to e-cigarettes won't help

A study published in the leading journal Addiction might just change everything for electronic cigarettes.

Health Minister promotes, receives flu jab
Health Minister promotes, receives flu jab

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman kicked off the annual influenza immunisation campaign in Wellington…

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