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Vaccination warning ahead of potential whooping cough epidemic
Vaccination warning ahead of potential whooping cough epidemic

Parents are being warned to vaccinate themselves and their children ahead of a potential whooping cough epidemic. The highly…

From fit to fat and slowly back

Trainer and former model ate junk food and piled on 40kg — in his bid to help eradicate global obesity.

Chance treatment worth its weight

Hamish Bockett-Smith is about to spend 12 weeks in Singapore in an attempt to halt the steady destruction multiple sclerosis…

Special diet companies: Love Cake

Your Business editor Caitlin Sykes interviews Virgina Clark, owner of Love Cake, about catering to people with special diets…

Link between anti-vitamin and anti-vac parents
Link between anti-vitamin and anti-vac parents

Parents who refuse vitamin K for their newborns are more likely to also turn down childhood immunisations, a study has found…

'Love drug' could treat mental issues
'Love drug' could treat mental issues

A hormone known as the "love drug" because of its role in bonding between mother and child - as well as between lovers -…

What makes knuckles crack?
What makes knuckles crack?

Using slow-motion video, researchers were able to see what occurred inside the joint.

Peter Bromhead: Creativity and dementia
Peter Bromhead: Creativity and dementia

When a medical specialist asked me to draw a clock on a jotter pad, I dryly asked: would he prefer the numerals to be in…

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Controversial model mum shuts down critics, welcomes healthy baby boy
Controversial model mum shuts down critics, welcomes healthy baby boy

A pregnant model whose sexy selfies featuring her tight abs turned her into an overnight internet sensation…

Five medical mishaps reported this year

Here are four medical botch-ups that have been reported on so far in 2015.

Sixty is the new fifty - research

Here's something that might please those in their 50s - researchers are suggesting that 60 is the new middle age.

Measles outbreak hits Auckland

A person diagnosed with measles in Auckland visited several public places while infectious.

Cat nurse helps animals heal
Cat nurse helps animals heal

Little black cat, Radamenes, is dedicated to nursing other animals back to health, comforting them as…

Special diet companies: Little Bird Organics

Your Business editor Caitlin Sykes interviews Little Bird Organics' Jeremy Bennett about catering to people with special…

Biggest travel insurance claims

New Zealand's biggest online travel insurer has just released last year's top 10 claims and for the first time, not all…

Baby's death: Midwife admits failings

A midwife has admitted failings that contributed to the death of a newborn baby during a birth that almost claimed the life…

The fad for fitness apps is unhealthy

But what use, really, are increasingly popular health apps like Fitbit and Jawbone that monitor our activity levels, heart…

Mother charged with manslaughter
Mother charged with manslaughter

The Wanganui community remained tight-lipped today after the mother of a toddler who died after allegedly…

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