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Catching up with: Nick White, cancer survivor
Catching up with: Nick White, cancer survivor

When half of Nick White's tongue was removed because of cancer, he was worried he would never talk again. He never dreamed…

Four steps to quit smoking

The harmful effects of smoking are well-known, yet many people find it hard to give up. A doctor and expert in addiction…

Portable cots put kids at risk

A survey of portable cots for sale in New Zealand has uncovered potentially fatal safety defects - including folding mechanisms…

Bar stool crash man back home

Jane Watts said last goodbyes to her severely injured husband five times and could only have dreamed she would spend another…

Travellers' Tips

2015's fitness-centred holidays 2015's fitness-centred holidays

If living a more active life is on your resolutions…

Where to see Northern Lights Where to see Northern Lights

Choose your sky-gazing destination based on the other…

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Auckland's best playgrounds
Auckland's best playgrounds

The child injury prevention service of Starship Children's Health and Auckland Council rangers have come up with a list…

Give it a go, says champ
Give it a go, says champ

Golden girl Valerie Adams is urging Kiwi youngsters to get on their bikes and get fit in the New Year.

Pregnant woman allowed to die
Pregnant woman allowed to die

A court in Ireland has ruled a clinically brain dead pregnant woman's life support machine should be switched off. In a…

The last race of Amanda McCardle
The last race of Amanda McCardle

Ski racers know this to be true: every run is an act of courage. There is you, the mountain, two thin planks of wood and…

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Genomics revolution offers hope to millions
Genomics revolution offers hope to millions

Tom Chivers During a conversation with a doctor a couple of years ago, the subject of cancer diagnoses…

Battle won, but the war goes on

1976, young microbiologist Peter Piot was sent to investigate an outbreak of a mysterious virus in a remote part of Congo…

Cancer all-clear best Christmas present

The only thing 5-year-old Sienna Malaitai wanted for Christmas this year was to win her battle with cancer. She got her…

Move to NHS model a bitter pill for French GPs

For 66 years, care which is free at the point of delivery has been integral to the NHS in Britain. Across the Channel, however…

Lab fears worker exposed to Ebola
Lab fears worker exposed to Ebola

An Atlanta laboratory technician at the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention is being monitored…

What is magical thinking and do we grow out of it?

Have you ever wondered why children so easily accept that once every year, a terribly generous man travels by magic reindeer…

Why a hug is healthy

If you're struggling to get your beloved under the mistletoe this year, then help is at hand.

Do smartphones alter brains?

Have smartphones become so integral to modern life that they've altered the shape and function of the human brain?

Red wine linked to longer, healthier life

A substance found in red wine may protect the body against age-related diseases by stimulating an evolutionary defence mechanism…

New arthritis treatment 'magic'
New arthritis treatment 'magic'

A new treatment for arthritis sufferers has been hailed as "magic" by a woman who had a pioneering electronic…

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