Anemia could be good for you
Anemia could be good for you

Anemia can be a crippling condition, but a growing pile of clinical evidence shows that low iron stores and mild anemia…

'Naughtiest' names revealed
'Naughtiest' names revealed

It has long been claimed that names can influence your chances of doing well in life and now it seems that monikers can…

Best and worst in kids' food industry
Best and worst in kids' food industry

The "goodies" and "baddies" of the kids' food industry have been named in the annual Munch Food Awards.

The common disease nobody's heard of
The common disease nobody's heard of

Sarah Rainey talks to a sufferer of 'the most common disease nobody has heard of' - a form of dementia.

Health & Wellbeing

Warning: Backyard sports and booze don't mix
Warning: Backyard sports and booze don't mix

Kiwis are being urged not to mix backyard sports with alcohol this summer after more than 100 people…

Flu survivor pushing message

A swine flu survivor has called for more people to be vaccinated after a study found on average 400 New Zealanders die each…

Kiwi firms want fit workers

An increasing number of Kiwi firms are trying to keep staff healthy by shouting breakfast or fruit, running exercise or…

Elderly patient wasn't properly monitored - report

An 87-year-old man with dementia left the Waitemata District Health Board when he was not being properly monitored and suffered…

Louise Thompson: Four simple ways to build confidence
Louise Thompson: Four simple ways to build confidence

Let's face it - life is easier with confidence. Here are four techniques to raise your confidence that…

Are 'health products' a waste of money?

Expensive sunscreens Pharmacy price: up to $235 You can spend a lot of money on sunscreen but it's not necessarily going…

Health drive brings rewards

This isn't a competition - it's about getting healthy. (Translation: It's totally a competition.)

Legionnaires' blamed for chef's death

A surge in the number of deadly Legionnaires' disease cases has health authorities worried.

Bad marriages break hearts

A bad marriage really could lead to a broken heart, new research looking at how marriage quality affects cardiovascular…

We've all gone chocolate milk mad
We've all gone chocolate milk mad

Every day we’re bombarded by marketing campaigns. Every now and then one becomes a runaway success…

Complex jobs key to fit brains

Staying active, living well and keeping social can all help you stay fit as old age approaches. But one of the best ways…

Sugar film director receives shocking diagnosis

Australian director Damon Gameua was a fit man before he took on a task many probably thought would have increased his health…

Why I'm finally showing my age

For decades Suzanne McFadden has dyed her hair to keep away the grey. But enough is enough. Here, she describes the fear…

A friend in high places

Abseiling down a 30m-high Northland cliff put Steva Rumsey at the heart of her deepest fear - yet she managed to complete…

Rare tapeworm behind headache
Rare tapeworm behind headache

A parasitic tapeworm 10cm long lived in the brain of a British man for four years before doctors discovered…

Health & Wellbeing Archives


CrossFit: Pointless pain?
CrossFit: Pointless pain?

It’s a known fact that exercise is addictive. But CrossFitters are infamous for their fanatical devotion to their fitness…

Samantha Bluemel: 7 ways to shake up your health routine
Booze and bacon temptation
New bike park for Woodhill
Men's Health: Fitness guru checks on progress
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