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Is depression a mental or physical illness?
Is depression a mental or physical illness?

Most people feel down, tired and inactive when they're injured or ill. This "sickness behaviour" is caused by the activation…

We've got a fat chance against obesity

A sugar tax is out according to Dr Jonathan Coleman who says there's no evidence it works. That's wrong, writes Dita De…

Yoga levies same as high-impact sports

A Wellington yoga instructor was shocked to find she was stung by ACC at the same rate as business owners in bone-crunching…

Immunisation expert to public figures: get the facts

Public figures such as Kiwi celebrity Jemaine Clement should seek the facts before sharing their opinions on the vaccine…

Travellers' Tips

Flight check: Auckland to Taipei Flight check: Auckland to Taipei

Eli Orzessek flies China Airlines from Auckland to…

Ben Stanley: Along for the ride Ben Stanley: Along for the ride

The cool thing about ridesharing on your travels isn't…

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Humans getting taller and smarter
Humans getting taller and smarter

An international study found that those born to parents from diverse genetic backgrounds tend to be taller and have sharper…

Teachers win right to ban junk food
Teachers win right to ban junk food

In a move that has fired up parents, teachers in the UK have won the right to inspect pupils’ lunchboxes and confiscate…

Opinion: Model’s dangerous message
Opinion: Model’s dangerous message

Miranda Kerr's new baby-care recommendation is dangerous. So dangerous that it could cost lives, writes Amy Stockwell.

Lee Suckling: My year without caffeine
Lee Suckling: My year without caffeine

It's one year to the week since Lee Suckling had his last proper cup of coffee. He explains why - and how - he kicked the…

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Peter Dunne has no regret over decision
Peter Dunne has no regret over decision

Approving the use of medicinal marijuana for a teenager who was locked in an induced coma was the right…

What is making Kiwis fatter?

An over-supply of high-energy, high-calorie foods in many countries has been today shown by New Zealand researchers as a…

Boy gets a new face, new life

After intense reconstruction surgery, a four-year-old Moroccan boy born without a nose, eyes or a functioning mouth has…

Doctors to offer free check-ups to kids

Up to 96 per cent of GP clinics nationwide will offer free check-ups to under-13 year-olds under a Government policy which…

Scrapping of waste monitoring programme defended
Scrapping of waste monitoring programme defended

Environment Minister Nick Smith has rejected criticism his Government is putting the environment at…

Facebook food ads focus of new study

The kind of food Facebook is advertising to teenagers is the subject of a study being done at the University of Auckland…

video California passes mandatory vaccine bill

California lawmakers sent the governor a controversial bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws…

'Dad, are you autistic like me?'

Ruth Wood meets the parents who only found out they were on the spectrum when their children were diagnosed.

Trans customer 'disgusted' by Farmers

A transgender shopper claims she was ridiculed by an assistant while trying on shorts at a department store in Auckland…

Man boobs: What's to blame
Man boobs: What's to blame

Having enlarged breasts, when you're a man, is an embarrassing physical flaw the majority of males would…

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