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Poll finds majority support for 'fat tax'
Poll finds majority support for 'fat tax'

"Nanny state" interventions such as a "fat tax" on unhealthy products and compulsory nutrition ratings on food labels are…

Rise of measles linked to report

A discredited claim that the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine causes autism and bowel disease could be the reason…

Evicted from the tallest ghetto

The beginning of the end came for the world's tallest slum yesterday as officials began evicting thousands of squatters…

More than 100 measles cases confirmed in Waikato

More than 100 cases of measles have been confirmed in Waikato during the latest outbreak, with the vast majority of patients…

Travellers' Tips

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Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific has been named the…

Inspect your travel gadgets Inspect your travel gadgets

Anick Jesdanun looks at the hardware and apps that…

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Busting the bed-time myths
Busting the bed-time myths

Most of us know someone who claims that they can get away with very little sleep. But that's not backed by science. We bust…

Flu surge hits hospitals
Flu surge hits hospitals

An Auckland hospital has started putting off elective surgery after it was swamped with acutely unwell patients causing…

$217.8m for women secretly taped by doctor
$217.8m for women secretly taped by doctor

A hospital has agreed to a NZ$218.7 million settlement with more than 8,000 patients of a gynaecologist who secretly photographed…

Govt lags on some targets
Govt lags on some targets

The Government is falling short of key targets it set itself for reducing child abuse and rheumatic fever.

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Cancer patient died after two-year delay
Cancer patient died after two-year delay

A breast cancer patient died after a delay of nearly two years in informing her of her positive test…

New Waikato DHB head welcomed to Hamilton

Building strong community partnerships to deliver more value for money healthcare services and reducing the inequalities…

DHB deleted public records

The national organ donation service at the Auckland DHB has been put on notice by an official-information watchdog after…

Drink firm targets healthy option

Seven years ago on the day that Alister Gates met his future wife, fizzy drink in hand, one of the first things she said…

Veterans of Mururoa call for health study
Veterans of Mururoa call for health study

A group of men who witnessed nuclear tests at Mururoa Atoll in 1973 are calling for a Government study…

Easy GPeasy -Checks at a button touch

A future where a health check-up could take just a few taps of your smartphone has moved a step closer.

Caffeine kills teen

A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned…

Warriors fitness: Get fit at home and in the park

Wiki says this fitness plan is ‘designed for the average Joe and Jane’ but is structured to be challenging. Once you have…

Now insulin pump is the new black

An American beauty queen has become a figurehead for diabetes sufferers after winning Miss Idaho contest while wearing her…

Kerre McIvor: Keep toddlers away from sugary treats
Kerre McIvor: Keep toddlers away from sugary treats

A leading New Zealand health researcher is calling on supermarkets to follow the lead of the UK's biggest…

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