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Court made guardian of HIV boy
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

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

Secret health benefits of sunshine

Summer sunshine makes most of us feel better, but there may be more to the benefits than just feeling good.

Travellers' Tips

Room check: Quality Hotel Oceans, Tutukaka Room check: Quality Hotel Oceans, Tutukaka

Natalie Akoorie checks into the Quality Hotel Oceans…

Kia ora: Waipukurau Kia ora: Waipukurau

Meet a dream destination for keen birdwatchers and…

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Sleep gets harder as we age
Sleep gets harder as we age

Getting a good night’s sleep can be challenging, especially as we age. About half of all older adults report sleeping difficulties…

Too much TV raises blood pressure in kids - study
Too much TV raises blood pressure in kids - study

Watching TV for more than two hours a day increases the risk of raised blood pressure in children, a study has found.

Black tea good for the bones - research
Black tea good for the bones - research

Researchers in Japan say black tea could help treat osteoporosis, a bone condition affecting older people, but admit you…

Too much sleep raises stroke risk - study
Too much sleep raises stroke risk - study

Getting too much sleep may increase the risk of having a stroke, scientists say.

Health

Bid to get HIV-block regime
Bid to get HIV-block regime

The Aids Foundation is investigating how a drug programme to prevent HIV in homosexual men could be…

Study aims to slow dementia

Music, dance, diet and exercise may be keys to slowing down dementia by up to five years, a New Zealand research group believes…

Smoking ban bylaw review brought forward

The question of making a bylaw to stop smoking on beaches, in parks and in many other public places in Auckland has been…

Full body transplant within two years

Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero wants to take the head from someone with an incurable illness and graft it on to a healthy…

New HIV pill a 'game changer'
New HIV pill a 'game changer'

A game-changing trial has shown that rates of HIV infection can be slashed by treating actively gay…

'Is this the last time I'll see my son?'

The father of a child given 10 times the normal dose of codeine says his distraught wife can't forgive herself for not stopping…

Astounding pic of baby in sac

An extremely premature US baby has been delivered while still inside its amniotic sac, in a rare medical moment.

Ko's secret to staying healthy

Golf teenage sensation Lydia Ko says travel is a big part of being a professional golfer and was thrilled to find a New…

Stevia-sweetened Pepsi Next gets in before Coke Life

Stevia-sweetened fizzy drink Pepsi Next will hit our shelves next week, a month ahead of rival Coke Life - but will the…

Authority backs STI tracking
Authority backs STI tracking

Sexually transmitted infections should be reclassified to enable better tracking and treatment as social…

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Life & Style

Ant gin, cricket soup: Bugs crawl onto menu in Bangkok
Ant gin, cricket soup: Bugs crawl onto menu in Bangkok

Bugs in a gourmet kitchen are usually something to be squashed or swatted. But at Le Cordon Bleu they say simmering, sauteing…

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