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WHO pools experimental Ebola vaccines as experts scramble to beat virus
WHO pools experimental Ebola vaccines as experts scramble to beat virus

A batch of experimental Ebola vaccine was Tuesday set to arrive in Switzerland from Canada, as researchers scramble to beat…

Sick? Use bugs, not drugs

When you’re sick, you want the most effective treatment to help get you back on your feet. But what if that involved bugs?…

Woman in fake cancer cash accusation

The safety of online fundraising is in the spotlight after charges were laid against a woman alleged to have raised more…

Starship help... then hope

When Sarah Morrell had operations to place screws, rods and plates into her bones at Starship, there was no way of treating…

Travellers' Tips

Five ways to get a cheap flight Five ways to get a cheap flight

Shop around online and you can save heaps, says Megan…

My holidays: Natalie Medlock My holidays: Natalie Medlock

Actress Natalie Medlock talks travel, toilet emergencies…

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Freak beach accident could help paralysed patients walk
Freak beach accident could help paralysed patients walk

A freak accident at Bondi beach more than a decade ago has led to a medical breakthrough that could allow paralysed patients…

Why food rot is hot to trot
Why food rot is hot to trot

A little bit of rot is hot to trot these days. That is, food that has been intentionally fermented. And here's why.

Why some people survive Ebola
Why some people survive Ebola

Even in Ebola-ravaged West Africa, not everyone dies from the virus. So why do some people escape, and not others?

The guide to 'eating for two'
The guide to 'eating for two'

regnant women are understandably confused. So, how do you strike the balance between nutrition and safety, when so many…

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Ebola seminar for NZ healthcare workers
Ebola seminar for NZ healthcare workers

Hundreds of healthcare workers from Auckland and surrounding areas will attend a seminar on the Ebola…

3D printer saves cancer patient's leg

Doctors have used a 3D printer to help save an Australian man from losing his leg to cancer. After Victoria man Len Chandler…

Drink alcohol and eat meat to improve male fertility - but cut down on coffee, studies suggest

Drinkers reported better sexual function than teetotallers, while meat-eaters had a higher sperm density than vegetarians…

Nigeria's Ebola free - how did it do it?

Nigeria has been declared Ebola-free - and doctors who survived credit heavy doses of a nasty home-made concoction with…

120 people remain on US Ebola watch-list
120 people remain on US Ebola watch-list

About 120 people are now being monitored for possible infection with Ebola because they may have had…

Nigeria declared free of Ebola

Nigeria has been declared Ebola-free in a "spectacular success" in the battle to contain the spread of a virus that is devastating…

Doctor unaware of refusal

A surgeon who operated on a former Jehovah's Witness who later died in hospital from blood loss was unaware she had signed…

How birth season affects personality

Babies born in summer are more likely to suffer mood swings when they grow up, while those born in winter are less likely…

Scientists prove man flu is a real thing

Long dismissed as myth - scientists have found the man flu is a real thing, with men less resistant to pneumonia and other…

Blog: Let's ditch 'kids' food'
Blog: Let's ditch 'kids' food'

We need to ask the questions: Should children be eating the same as adults? And, if so, should we take…

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Life & Style

Glassons back in hot water
Glassons back in hot water

New Zealand women's clothing label Glassons has caused more outrage, this time with an ad featuring a woman riding a bull…

Supermodel's advice for mums
Coming of age too late?
Gallery: Oscar's best dresses
Renee Zellweger's new face
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Exercise

On the move
On the move

Measuring your fitness levels with advanced tracking gadgets is growing ever popular — and it’s not just for tech-heads…

This fitness fad's out of puff
'Healthy' marketing for sports drinks opposed
Sutton gets to play it cool
Does 'magic weightloss' work?
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