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Fist bumps beat handshakes Fist bumps beat handshakes

Bumping fists - the fashionable alternative to the…

Liver cancer numbers to double Liver cancer numbers to double

The number of people who develop liver cancer each…

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NZ ranks in top 10 of countries
NZ ranks in top 10 of countries

New Zealand has retained its rank as one of the world's most developed countries.

Take a hike - why doctors should prescribe 'nature'
Take a hike - why doctors should prescribe 'nature'

In January, a 13-year-old patient named Kelssi came to Dr. Robert Zarr's office at Unity Health Care, a community health…

Warriors fitness: Get fit at home and in the park
Warriors fitness: Get fit at home and in the park

Wiki says this fitness plan is designed for the average Joe and Jane but is structured to be challenging. Once you have…

Alarm over cut on nutrition
Alarm over cut on nutrition

Nutrition experts have warned a government cost-cutting team that patients could suffer malnutrition or even death under…

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Editorial: Supermarket checkout temptations resistible
Editorial: Supermarket checkout temptations resistible

Editorial: According to an online survey, more than a third of Kiwis want checkouts to be sugar-free…

How you are what you eat

Over the last half century, the global food industry has profoundly changed the way we eat. While we understand how these…

After-school jobs harmless - study

School students can forget trying to wriggle out of a part-time job - new research says it isn't all that bad.

Painkillers reduce risk of post-natal depression

Women who use pain relief during childbirth may have a lower risk of depression after their babies are born, a leading psychiatrist…

Evicted from the tallest ghetto
Evicted from the tallest ghetto

The beginning of the end came for the world's tallest slum yesterday as officials began evicting thousands…

Flu surge hits hospitals

An Auckland hospital has started putting off elective surgery after it was swamped with acutely unwell patients causing…

Cancer patient died after two-year delay

A breast cancer patient died after a delay of nearly two years in informing her of her positive test results.

Blog: The real weight loss tool you need

Life coaching is about building better relationships - primarily with ourselves, our work, our loved ones, our body.

Caffeine kills teen

A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned…

Warriors fitness: Get fit at home and in the park
Warriors fitness: Get fit at home and in the park

Wiki says this fitness plan is ‘designed for the average Joe and Jane’ but is structured to be challenging…

Relief as insurer backs down

A major insurer has pulled an about-turn on breast reconstruction costs that had left cancer patients financially and physically…

Tattoo removals on the rise

Relationship break-ups and embarking on the daunting search for a new job are two of the reasons behind a surge in tattoo…

Capsules could trump surgery to combat obesity

Food supplements which trick the body into thinking the stomach is full could combat Britain's spiraling obesity crisis.

Asthma inhalers can stunt growth - study

Asthma inhalers can stunt the growth of children, UK research suggests.

NZ's battle to fight obesity
NZ's battle to fight obesity

New Zealand is doing "extremely badly" at fighting childhood obesity, with major gaps in government…

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