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? We ask the experts…

Cancer warning for bald men
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 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
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…

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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
Happy NZ: How we rank

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

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
Violinist plays again during surgery

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

Overdoses: 3 things to know

The fact that pharmaceuticals could be causing more overdose deaths than illegal substances means that it's possible for…

Dave Shaw: Top health tips for guys

Chaps, don't cave to obesity, diabetes and prostate cancer. Make better decisions, starting now.

Louise Thompson: Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a big word. It's so loaded with emotion that we can circle it and circle it but never actually start with…

Wellbeing: Stick to the plan

Spring is here and it's the time for fewer layers of clothing. The dreaded word "diet" hits the minds of many. So here are…

Telling someone they're fat makes them eat more - study
Telling someone they're fat makes them eat more - study

Those who are made to feel ashamed about their size are six times as likely to become obese, a study…

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