'I am a paedophile...'
'I am a paedophile...'

Eddie has struggled with his sexual fascination for children but has now spoken out as radical new theories on how to prevent…

US fast food chains must reveal calories
US fast food chains must reveal calories

US chain restaurants and pizza parlours will have to publish calorie counts on menus under sweeping new rules.

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…

Health & Wellbeing

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

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

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 injured themselves…

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
Kiwi firms want fit workers

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

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

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

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
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

Every day we’re bombarded by marketing campaigns. Every now and then one becomes a runaway success. We go behind the scenes…

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
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…

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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…

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