Sweet treats = happy children
Sweet treats = happy children

Children allowed to eat sweets and watch television in moderation score higher for "wellbeing" than those denied the pleasure…

WHO hits back at anti-vacciners
WHO hits back at anti-vacciners

WHO has hit back against vaccine deniers who claim that immunisation is pointless, risky and the body is better off fighting…

The big fat debate bungle
The big fat debate bungle

The most important message was drowned in the noise of conflicting beliefs and the noise was amplified by Third Degree to…

Promiscuous link to wide hips
Promiscuous link to wide hips

A new study has revealed that women with wide hips are more likely to have one-night stands and more sexual partners in…

Health & Wellbeing

Pot smokers at risk of deadly heart problems - research
Pot smokers at risk of deadly heart problems - research

Young adults who smoke marijuana may be at risk for serious or even fatal heart problems, according…

Do gyms suck motivation?

While perfect for some, the gym environment can be an intimidating place for others, treated like a chore about as appealing…

My 138-day battle with vertigo

When I woke up Friday morning at 6:15 and got out of bed, the world was whirling counterclockwise.

Alicia Silverstone reveals controversial parenting - No medicine, potty train outdoors

Alicia Silverstone has risked the wrath of parenting groups by sharing her controversial views on motherhood in a new book…

Healing and helping when illness strikes
Healing and helping when illness strikes

It's a room any child would love. Toys are scattered everywhere - there is a play kitchen, a giant soft…

When is 'the flu' a cold?

It is not easy to identify the cause of your cold or flu-like illness.

Express emotions through digital eyes

Can't be bothered to show anyone what you're thinking? A Japanese scientist has the answer - a pair of digital eyes that…

Calorie count: Does it add up?

But do calories matter? Well, yes. But should we be counting them? Well, no.

Russel Hoban: Gender debate demands compassion

Bob McCoskrie of Family First, writing under the heading "A child's desire to change sex can be a symptom of other disorders…

Bob Geldof will pay tribute to Peaches tomorrow
Bob Geldof will pay tribute to Peaches tomorrow

Peaches Geldof's father, Sir Bob Geldof, is to lead the tributes to the late star at her funeral on…

Nurses don wigs to promote better health

Staff at East Tamaki Healthcare general practices have been donning wigs, wings, hula skirts and decorating clinics to encourage…

Fitness challenge: A tough yoga workout

DDP Yoga What is it? A non-impact, cardio workout that gives flexibility and strength conditioning. It's named after…

Big portions - bigger appetite?

Faced with a portion of food twice as big as what you normally consume will lead you to eat about a third more food than…

Pop a pill to cure measles?

A new drug could pave the way to a measles pill that cures infections and stops them spreading.

Birth keepsakes ban eases
Birth keepsakes ban eases

The Waikato District Health Board has lifted its ban on women having their labours and births photographed…

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Nicky Park: Our favourite 'real' royal photos
Nicky Park: Our favourite 'real' royal photos

Over the course of the ten day royal tour to New Zealand we have fallen deeper and deeper for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge…

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