65-year-old now mother of 17
65-year-old now mother of 17

A 65-year-old German woman has given birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure in Ukraine…

Matt Heath: Sleep anxiety a wake-up call
Matt Heath: Sleep anxiety a wake-up call

Matt Heath writes: If you don't get your allotted hours of sleep, yabbing about to anyone who'll listen doesn't help. It's…

Quadruplets for 65-yr-old
Quadruplets for 65-yr-old

A 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticised by medical…

How bad high heels really are
How bad high heels really are

Film festival organisers sparked controversy this week when it emerged a group of women, some of whom had medical conditions…

Health & Wellbeing

Verity Johnson: Dad bods: 'Don't do it!'
Verity Johnson: Dad bods: 'Don't do it!'

Yes, there has been an increasing pressure for men to be muscly for some time now. But never has it…

Seales trial to explore suicide in light of bill of rights

Ahead of Lecretia Seales' euthanasia legal battle, two experts say there's a strong case the law here doesn't stop doctors…

Breakthrough offers hope for prostate cancer cure

Scientists discover genetic background to disease - and treatments are already available.

Dad made me eat junk food for 10 days

Student Tom Spector explains how he became a McDonald's regular, and why his diet might help to cure obesity.

Allergic to partner's semen
Allergic to partner's semen

It seems absurd for people to be allergic to semen - the basis of human reproduction. But an expert…

How eating different brands of the same food could be encouraging you to eat more

Research has established that, over time, we learn to associate the flavour of a food with its energy content. This learning…

Why a preschooler suddenly went mute

When that voice suddenly goes away, you become desperate to hear it. When our son stopped talking, our sense of loss was…

Cancer breast pic goes viral

A mother diagnosed with breast cancer has posed a picture of the “subtle dimples” that were the only outward sign of her…

Child mortality report questioned

Save the Children's 2015 Mother's Index Rankings has New Zealand's risk of maternal death as 36 per cent higher than Australia's…

Mothers should get better care in NZ - expert
Mothers should get better care in NZ - expert

New Zealand should be one of the safest places in the world to give birth but we lag behind other countries…

School bullying can have fatal effects - research

Being bullied at school has effects on the body that last for decades and can shorten a person's life, new research suggests…

3D printed human skin is the next big thing in beauty

Bioprinted human skin has been on the scene for some time but cosmetics company L'Oreal is hoping to get into the game.

HIV stigma is the real killer

HIV stigma is a plague that continues to follow the gay community, more than 30 years after the AIDS crisis emerged, writes…

'Mom bods' hit back at men

Women have hit back at the rising 'dad bod' trend by sharing pictures of their own bodies, in all their curvy, healthy glory…

Doc left phone inside after C-section
Doc left phone inside after C-section

A Jordanian woman claims a doctor left his mobile phone in her abdomen after delivering her baby by…

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Nicky Park: Good neighbours, good friends

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