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Sleep issues enough to knock socks off
Sleep issues enough to knock socks off

Sleeping with socks on might be a nice way to fall asleep for some people. For others, however, having them on in bed is…

Many Kiwis far too casual about asthma

As winter approaches, one young family know too well what a terrifying illness asthma can be.

Death put surgeon under spotlight

The death of Jim Nicholls on the operating table was the fifth gallbladder case in two years that drew attention to surgeon…

Surgeon operated 'without reasonable care and skill' - investigatione

An investigation concluded his surgeon had operated “without reasonable care and skill” after an elderly man died from complications…

Travellers' Tips

Winston Aldworth: On autopilot Winston Aldworth: On autopilot

Would you be happy to fly as a passenger in a plane…

Kia ora: Dargaville Kia ora: Dargaville

Chase the sun north to a proud town where Elisabeth…

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Report: Midwife failed to recognise problem
Report: Midwife failed to recognise problem

A midwife failed to fully recognise potential problems in a baby’s heartbeat print-out during labour and the baby was stillborn…

Think before you drink: alcohol's calories end up on your waistline
Think before you drink: alcohol's calories end up on your waistline

Alcoholic drinks should all carry calorie counts according to a leading UK public health doctor writing in the BMJ, because…

Forget about coconut water we'll soon all be drinking artichokes
Forget about coconut water we'll soon all be drinking artichokes

If you're still wondering whether to pour yourself a glass of coconut water right now, forget it. There's a new post-workout…

Is bullying worse than child abuse when it comes to mental health?
Is bullying worse than child abuse when it comes to mental health?

Anyone who has ever been nastily teased or bullied in the playground will remember how it made them feel.

Health

How super are super foods
How super are super foods

Raw food diets, juice detox, super foods and ancient grains - it's hard to tell what's healthy and sustainable…

Cancer survivor a model of inspiration

Glad Downes is a devoted mum and grandmother. She has a joyful spirit and gives 100 per cent to her family, whom she loves…

'I've got two vaginas!'

A YouTube star has revealed how a routine scan revealed she had just one kidney but two vaginas, two wombs and two cervixes…

The business of zen

Carroll Du Chateau meets yoga devotees and looks at how the ancient practice has become a multibillion-dollar business.

Test predicts cancer 13yrs before it develops
Test predicts cancer 13yrs before it develops

A test that can predict with 100 per cent accuracy whether someone will develop cancer up to 13 years…

Why making codeine products prescription-only is a good idea

Currently, lower-strength painkillers such as paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin can be bought almost anywhere, while drugs…

Boy dies after 'slapping therapy'

Police are investigating whether a diabetic Sydney boy was taken off his insulin when he died after ­attending a "slapping…

26 people poisoned by bakery

A major outbreak of food poisoning affecting 26 people throughout the North Island has been traced back to a Northland bakery…

Gender nonconforming children: Coming to terms with sexual identity

A room full of dressing-up clothes: princess gowns and gauzy scarves and sundresses and skirts. A boy pulls a dress out…

Mind trick that turns cheap vino into fine wine
Mind trick that turns cheap vino into fine wine

Wine tastes better if it is thought to be expensive due to a physical change in the brain, according…

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