How wasps can give you a heart attack
How wasps can give you a heart attack

Many people dread being stung by a wasp, but the consequences could be more serious for older people than just the pain.

Heart attacks hurt women more than men
Heart attacks hurt women more than men

Scientists say that the findings could be linked to a difference in the quality of care patients receive.

All Black star's kidney transplant
All Black star's kidney transplant

His mega-watt smile could power the Auckland grid and Joeli Vidiri's skin is back to its normal hue.

Test could predict breast cancer nine years before it strikes
Test could predict breast cancer nine years before it strikes

The findings of a new study could be used to help stop women from developing breast cancer at all, British researchers say…

Health & Wellbeing

Intimate pregnant portraits reveal all
Intimate pregnant portraits reveal all

"I cried and threw up when I saw the positive pregnancy test - my life literally flashed before my eyes…

Young mums struggle to find support

Teenaged and non-European mothers take longer to find a midwife than older, European mums, new research shows.

Foods that aren't as good as you think

The reality is many items construed as healthy options are not even close. We give you the low-down plus our healthier alternatives…

Don't ignore picky eaters

Picky eating in small children may be a sign of serious mental problems that should not be ignored, say experts.

Why women freeze in office air-con
Why women freeze in office air-con

Many women have thought it for years but now scientists have confirmed females are at risk of being…

Editorial: Flu jab rebels should get another job

It beggars belief that any nurses employed in public hospitals would be allowed to decline vaccinations against winter flu…

Jaw replacement from too much gum

"One minute I was laughing and chatting normally - the next, without any warning, my jaw was suddenly locked in an almost…

Women lured by cheap implants

"You can save yourself money but you don't know what you're getting, how long they are going to last and what they're going…

The really good thing about being busy

Busyness can be a good thing and a bad thing, writes columnist Louise Thompson.

Fired for not getting jab
Fired for not getting jab

One worker has now been sacked for defying a new hard-line policy forcing unvaccinated Waikato District…

Transplanted to a new world

Of all the places to perform dialysis, the back seat of a car in the South Island's Lewis Pass must be one of the strangest. Former…

Khloe Kardashian loses 15 kg and shares her secret

The 31-year-old reality TV star is addicted to working out because of how good it makes her feel and is thrilled with the…

Are you a perfectionist in the office? Beware of burning out

Workers who strive for perfection may not always make the best employees.

Baby undergoes operation in womb

A baby's life was saved by a pioneering operation carried out when she was still in her mother's womb.

Space suit helps Honor take control
Space suit helps Honor take control

4-year-old Honor Griffiths is learning to take her first steps thanks to a bungy-style suit originally…

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Nutrition

Niki Bezzant: Broccoli battles can lead to bulge
Niki Bezzant: Broccoli battles can lead to bulge

Many will have a memory of sitting miserably at the table being forced to eat what was on the plate before being allowed…

Niki Bezzant: You can't run off a bad diet
Paul Little: Fizzy drinks are poisoning our kids
Jack Tame: Nutrition rules not set in stone
Niki Bezzant: Consign paleo to the past
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Nicky Park

Nicky Park: Good neighbours, good friends
Nicky Park: Good neighbours, good friends

Nicky Park has found people in New Zealand very responsive to a forward approach of getting to know neighbours - moreso…

Top five yum cha spots in Auckland
Nicky Park: Cannes 2014 - Best dressed
Met Gala: Best, worst dressed
Nicky Park: Life & Style - this week's best bits
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