All you need to know about oil
All you need to know about oil

Do we need another expensive oil in the pantry? And if so, what on earth do we use it for? Delaney Mes explains.

Sexually active teen girls should use implants - experts
Sexually active teen girls should use implants - experts

Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants - long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe…

Zest for life after brush with tumour
Zest for life after brush with tumour

Toby Cunliffe-Steel had a golfball-sized tumour in his brain. He wouldn't be here without the care Starship hospital provided…

Name your fear and cuddle it
Name your fear and cuddle it

Depression and anxiety are about fear, says Sir John Kirwan. Here he highlights ways young people can overcome that fear…

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Music to ease pain of bad times
Music to ease pain of bad times

Kelly Harrison started cutting herself when she was 13: "It wasn’t so much coping, it was more surviving."…

Dave Shaw: Are carbs really evil?

Most nutrition debate these days is fuelled by carbs – or lack of. Our fear of fat has faded and now we’re in a state of…

Why some men develop signs of pregnancy

A range of theories that have been proposed to explain Couvade syndrome.

Louise Thompson: Believing in things unseen

Our worries often seem so real it's as if they have happened already. The client has cancelled. The kid got hurt. The…

Self-harming: One teen's personal tale
Self-harming: One teen's personal tale

Ben Smith started cutting himself when he felt that nobody cared about him. He was only 14.

Rise in teen self-harm stats a paradox

Binge-drinking, violence and suicide are all declining, but our teenagers are enduring an escalating epidemic of self-harm…

Can kids' TV really educate?

Parents are deluding themselves if they think television programmes such as Peppa Pig and Thomas the Tank Engine are educational…

Coffee kills your productivity

You already know that caffeine is a drug, but really thinking about what that means in terms of physiological effects on…

Wellbeing: Coming out of hibernation

The question I'm most frequently asked at this time of the year is, "Have I left it too late to have any reasonable chance…

Dad's agony resurfaces
Dad's agony resurfaces

While preparing a heartfelt feast for sick kids at Ronald McDonald House, the mind of My Kitchen Rules…

'Teach kids resilience' - Kirwan

Sir John Kirwan's new push: “We teach them maths, English, science, but we don’t actually teach them resilience. I think…

'Depression made me a better parent'

His own experience has taught him the importance of simply being available for his kids and willing to listen.

Kirwan's new book: Exclusive extract

An exclusive extract from Stand by Me by Sir John Kirwan, his guide for helping parents and teens around mental health.

Support for fizzy drink ban

A ban on fizzy drinks in Northland hospitals has won the support of staff and the public, the Northland District Health…

Job insecurity raises asthma risk - study
Job insecurity raises asthma risk - study

People concerned that they may lose their jobs are more likely to develop asthma than those in secure…

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