Comment: Why curiosity is important for parents, too
Comment: Why curiosity is important for parents, too

What happens when we join in that curiosity with our children? What happens when we say, "I don't know! Let's find out together!"…

'Disease mongering' has created a multibillion-dollar industry - critics
'Disease mongering' has created a multibillion-dollar industry - critics

What exactly is "disease mongering?" It's the concept of selling sickness to otherwise healthy people. Many people have…

Cooked rice could cut calories
Cooked rice could cut calories

Rice, the lifeblood of so many nations' cuisines, is perhaps the most ubiquitous food in the world.

Wine can ruin your teeth
Wine can ruin your teeth

In laboratory studies, University of Adelaide researchers simulated the exposure to wine acid normally experienced by professional…

Health & Wellbeing

Dangers of too much sleep
Dangers of too much sleep

Sleep is vital for good health but more of it may not always be better for everyone, warns Professor…

Comment: Angelina Jolie is saving lives

The ‘Angelina effect’ of star’s surgery will help raise awareness of ovarian cancer, writes Jane Merrick.

No regrets over eradicating rogue gene

Niki Orchard had discovered she had the BRCA1 gene in spring 2009, after losing her own mother to cancer in February.

Twelve Questions: Dr Sue Fleming

Dr Sue Fleming is director of women’s health at Auckland District Health Board. She has been a trailblazing leader in the…

One man's trash is another's treasure ... including your faeces
One man's trash is another's treasure ... including your faeces

One man's trash is another's treasure. And so, it seems, are his faeces.

Diana Williams: Why I chose to be a mother at 50

Why would a single, middle-aged woman endure years of fertility treatment in order to have twins? Diana Williams explains…

Kids eat more veggies when tasty - study

Children just hate all vegetables, no matter how tasty you make them, right?

Jolie has ovaries removed

Angelina Jolie has described the difficult decision to have her ovaries removed after a cancer scare.

Another tick for teen's bucket list

An Auckland teen has ticked off another milestone on her bucket list.

Why we laugh inappropriately
Why we laugh inappropriately

An attack of the giggles can sometimes appear at the strangest moments, but laughter often isn't to…

Why do you go grey?

While many people find the salt and pepper look appealing, others go to great lengths to conceal these locks.

Children with ears that stick out are more cute - study

Children whose ears stick out may be self-conscious. But a new study shows that while large ears may catch the eye, the…

Secrets of the pot belly

Scientists believe the gene Plexin D1 tells fat to gather around the middle, rather than the bottom and thighs.

How smoking affects babies

New study appears to shed more light on the harmful effects of smoking while pregnant using 4D ultrasound scans to detect…

Touching moment when man with Down Syndrome asks his girlfriend to live with him (+watch)
Touching moment when man with Down Syndrome asks his girlfriend to live with him (+watch)

For this couple the moment is made all the more poignant because not only is it captured on camera…

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Exercise

CrossFit couple's engagement photos
photos CrossFit couple's engagement photos

Engaged couple Iliana and Joe headed to their local gym for part of their unique engagement photoshoot - a CrossFit session…

Review: Fitbit Charge HR
SBW in supplement scam
More Bikram yoga sex claims
Should a gym stop an exercise class if someone collapses?
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