The man who took a 1100km walking tour of Auckland
The man who took a 1100km walking tour of Auckland

"Finished. Mission accomplished. 101 days." Marcus Lush knocked off his own Everest walking all of Auckland's edges. He…

Bill Gates' 'next gen' condom
Bill Gates' 'next gen' condom

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates says progress is being made on developing a "next-generation" ultra-thin, skin-like…

What does testosterone do?
What does testosterone do?

Testosterone is blamed for violence in males, implicated in sport scandals, linked to sexual prowess, desired by gym devotees…

Is this the best way to relax?
Is this the best way to relax?

Nicky Park lay in a pod with a shallow filling of salty warm water, naked, floating like a cork, for 60 minutes. It's totally…

Health & Wellbeing

Can an app check your health?
Can an app check your health?

But, from measuring heart rate to checking suspect moles, can an app really help to improve your health?…

Cancer warning for bald men

Men who are bald at age 45 are more likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer compared with those who keep their hair. US…

Syphilis reaches record levels in Australia

Syphilis has reached its highest level ever recorded in Australia, with the increase almost exclusively among gay men.

Stay fit to cut risk of dementia

Giving up the smokes, staying fit and stress-free as well as completing lots of crosswords could help stave off dementia…

Artificial sweeteners' warning
Artificial sweeteners' warning

Consuming artificial sweeteners could increase, rather than prevent, the risk of diabetes, according…

Take the bus - you'll be happier

Taking public transport instead of driving to work appears to make people happier and helps them to sleep better, according…

Urine test could replace cervical smear procedure

A simple urine test could offer women a less invasive alternative to the smear test, which screens for cervical cancer. New…

Global child mortality rates halved - new data

International child mortality rates have dropped by half since 1990 but will still fall short of 2015 targets, new data…

Happy NZ: How we rank

A global survey has found New Zealanders relatively content with our lives as the world emerges from the financial crisis…

Experts demand more action on 'costly' sugar intake
Experts demand more action on 'costly' sugar intake

More must be done to curb sugar intake to reduce the “costly burden” of tooth decay, experts say.

Meat industry reply to '5 foods to always avoid'

Want to stack the nutrition odds in your favour? The key is good food so here are five things to never let into your shopping…

Think positive, you'll live longer

A University of Queensland study has discovered a positive attitude can improve your immune system and may even help you…

Winter babies crawl earlier

Babies born in winter start crawling earlier than those born in the summer, a study has found.

Violinist plays again during surgery

A former violinist, whose career was cut short by a debilitating movement disorder, regained her ability to play while surgeons…

Overdoses: 3 things to know
Overdoses: 3 things to know

The fact that pharmaceuticals could be causing more overdose deaths than illegal substances means that…

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