Is obesity a disability? European court says yes
Is obesity a disability? European court says yes

This could mean providing car parking spaces closer to the office, changes to workers' desks and other modifications.

Worst killers of Kiwis changing
Worst killers of Kiwis changing

More New Zealanders died from Alzheimer's disease and chronic kidney disease last year than in 1990, a study has found.

Bowel cancer screening a 'no-brainer'
Bowel cancer screening a 'no-brainer'

Bowel cancer survivor Trisha Cooney can see no reason the Government can't immediately start creating a national screening…

Smoking pill could be the answer to addiction
Smoking pill could be the answer to addiction

New Zealand researchers have shown that a low-cost, Soviet-era quit-smoking pill is more effective than nicotine-replacement…

Health & Wellbeing

Revealed: How long we live
Revealed: How long we live

People around the world are living on average to the ripe old age of 71.5, up from 65.3 in 1990.

Why do men get into yoga?

A new Harvard University study has revealed that yoga is as good for you as, you know, "proper exercise".

How fruit cuts depression risk

Eating at least two pieces of fruit a day can lower your risk of depression, a study suggests.

Quit rate on e-cigarettes higher with nicotine

Electronic cigarettes are more effective at helping smokers to quit tobacco when they contain nicotine, a review of studies…

More teens trying e-cigarettes than the real thing - US survey
More teens trying e-cigarettes than the real thing - US survey

More teensagers are trying out e-cigarettes than the real thing, according to a US annual drug use survey…

Can identifying illness stop attacks?

New studies have challenged thinking that psychological problems are only a minor factor in the making of terrorists.

Chili puts heat on machismo

French gourmets have traditionally shunned hot, spicy food - so they may be a little piqued by a study indicating that curry-loving…

Top 10 health stories of 2014

We've rounded up the top ten health stories that you, our readers, clicked, shared and talked about this year.

John Kinnear: 20 somewhat horrible things I do to my kids that I don't feel guilty about

"We take the batteries out of annoying toys and say they are broken." Author John Kinnear doesn't feel guilty about the…

Louise Thompson: What are you thankful for?
Louise Thompson: What are you thankful for?

Taking five minutes out from the frenzy that characterises this time of year to look at how 2014 has…

If physical illness was treated like mental illness

If we treated people with diabetes the way we treat those with depression, there would be an outcry, says the new president…

New study a breast cancer game changer

Young breast cancer survivors can boost their chance of remaining cancer-free by inducing artificial menopause, a major…

Raw milk death prompts warning

Authorities in New Zealand have issued a warning about unpasteurised milk after the death of an Australian child.

Rise of the teenage 'vamper'

Most kids appear to vamp at one time or another. An astonishing 80 per cent of both boys and girls admitted to being frequent…

Scientific secret to eating less
Scientific secret to eating less

A food ingredient has been found to suppress appetite and prevent weight gain in overweight people…

Health & Wellbeing Archives

Exercise

Top five fitness fads for 2015
Top five fitness fads for 2015

It's a crazy thought that 2015 is just a month around the corner, bringing with it the joy of our hottest months, skimpy…

CrossFit: Pointless pain?
Samantha Bluemel: 7 ways to shake up your health routine
Booze and bacon temptation
New bike park for Woodhill
More Exercise
Be part of the news. Send pics, video and tips to nzherald.

Send

© Copyright 2014, APN New Zealand Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf05 at 23 Dec 2014 04:49:55 Processing Time: 23ms