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Pharmacist apologises after giving out wrong medication
Pharmacist apologises after giving out wrong medication

A woman spent five days in hospital recovering from liver problems caused by being given the wrong medicine by a pharmacist…

Sex injuries hit six-year high

Love hurts: injuries sustained during sex have hit a six year high, ACC figures reveal.

'Sumo babies' born in the UK

Hundreds of babies are being born clinically obese in the UK every year - including some weighing more than a stone.

Louise Thompson: We care more about cellphone than self

You know how it is, when you notice the battery on your phone is running down it's actually an almost panicky feeling.

Plain packs - heat on Govt
Plain packs - heat on Govt

The Government is being lobbied to bring the tobacco plain-packaging bill back to Parliament for a final vote.

Leader visits stricken teen
Leader visits stricken teen

Chile's president went to a hospital Saturday to meet with a 14-year-old girl who shocked the country by going on YouTube…

Drinking tea may reduce risk of diabetes
Drinking tea may reduce risk of diabetes

Drinking three cups of tea a day can cut the risk of diabetes, says new research. Two studies show that black tea has a…

Wellbeing: Say goodbye to the monkey
Wellbeing: Say goodbye to the monkey

Jenny strecker has a monkey on her back and the Mairangi Bay resident says there's only one way to get rid of it - finish…

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Rodney Hide: Mann up and take responsibility, how can poverty make you fat?
Rodney Hide: Mann up and take responsibility, how can poverty make you fat?

But why does being poor make you fat? Here's a thought: it could be a lack of personal responsibility…

Full tums help the sums

With more children coming to school hungry, a scientific study will for the first time guage the impact nutrition — or lack…

Water quality improves at Auckland beaches

Signs warning swimmers that one of the city's most popular beaches was off-limits after a bacteria scare have been removed. Auckland…

Training opens water to everyone

The freedom of diving is no longer restricted to able-bodied people, writes Sarah Ell.

Caught up in the cult of busy?
Caught up in the cult of busy?

We work shorter days than ever, spend less time on household chores and more time on social media —so…

Editorial: Gift-of-life donors need more help

New Zealand has a remarkably low number of organ donors compared with most other countries.

Fast food foils calorie-counters

A low-calorie diet isn't necessarily a healthy and balanced diet.

Court made guardian of HIV boy

Nine-year-old boy with HIV whose father refused to give him medication has been made a ward of the court until he is 16.

Teenager's video plea for euthanasia

A 14-year-old Chilean girl's plea on social media to let her "sleep forever" has been rejected by her government.

Water warning on North Shore beaches
Water warning on North Shore beaches

Swimmers are being told to steer clear of the water at popular beaches on the North Shore after water…

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Legal fight over Cindy photo
Legal fight over Cindy photo

The photographer behind the unretouched image of Cindy Crawford at a 2013 lingerie shoot is taking legal action amid allegations…

UK's most hated woman fires up NZ
Meeting people while travelling alone
Five reasons to bare your face
Man gets a tattoo of The Dress
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