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Bill Gates' 'next gen' condom
Bill Gates' 'next gen' condom

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates says progress is being made on developing a "next-generation" ultra-thin, skin-like…

What does testosterone do?

Testosterone is blamed for violence in males, implicated in sport scandals, linked to sexual prowess, desired by gym devotees…

Is this the best way to relax?

Nicky Park lay in a pod with a shallow filling of salty warm water, naked, floating like a cork, for 60 minutes. It's totally…

Five missing after Ebola workshop violence in Guinea

Five people were missing on Thursday after locals in Guinea attacked a delegation meant to educate them on Ebola, apparently…

Sierra Leone braces for 3-day Ebola shutdown
Sierra Leone braces for 3-day Ebola shutdown

Shoppers in Sierra Leone rushed to stock up on food ahead of a three-day nationwide shutdown, when volunteers will go door-to-door…

Can an app check your health?
Can an app check your health?

But, from measuring heart rate to checking suspect moles, can an app really help to improve your health? We ask the experts…

Cancer warning for bald men
Cancer warning for bald men

Men who are bald at age 45 are more likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer compared with those who keep their hair. US…

Syphilis reaches record levels in Australia
Syphilis reaches record levels in Australia

Syphilis has reached its highest level ever recorded in Australia, with the increase almost exclusively among gay men.

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Nurses awarded for dedication to profession
Nurses awarded for dedication to profession

Four nurses have been awarded for their work and dedication to the profession at a ceremony last night. The…

15 children die in Syria after measles vaccine

Activists say 15 children in rebel-held parts of Syria died after they were given a measles vaccine and went into 'severe…

Stay fit to cut risk of dementia

Giving up the smokes, staying fit and stress-free as well as completing lots of crosswords could help stave off dementia…

Crowe set for chemo treatment

New Zealand cricketing legend Martin Crowe knows what to expect as he heads into a second round of intensive treatment for…

Artificial sweeteners' warning
Artificial sweeteners' warning

Consuming artificial sweeteners could increase, rather than prevent, the risk of diabetes, according…

Waikato measles outbreak over

A measles outbreak in the Waikato region has been declared over today. The area has not had a confirmed case of the disease…

Take the bus - you'll be happier

Taking public transport instead of driving to work appears to make people happier and helps them to sleep better, according…

Urine test could replace cervical smear procedure

A simple urine test could offer women a less invasive alternative to the smear test, which screens for cervical cancer. New…

Global child mortality rates halved - new data

International child mortality rates have dropped by half since 1990 but will still fall short of 2015 targets, new data…

Happy NZ: How we rank
Happy NZ: How we rank

A global survey has found New Zealanders relatively content with our lives as the world emerges from…

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How to talk like a pirate
How to talk like a pirate

Believe it or not, International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLAPD) has been in existence for 19 years. On 19 September 1995…

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