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Les Mills tells members what to wear
Les Mills tells members what to wear

Updated Members of a Les Mills gym have been told they can only wear certain brands of clothing if they plan to stand near the front…

Nurse used same needle on two patients

A nurse who used the same needle on two patients and failed to tell the second patient of the error for days has been referred…

Quick, daily run prolongs life - study

Going out for a quick, daily run may be just as effective as a long-distance jaunt when it comes to prolonging your life…

Fist bumps less germy than handshakes

Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes and drastically reduce the risk of spreading disease, researchers in Britain…

Cut out sugar? It could kill you
Cut out sugar? It could kill you

With the UN warning sugar could be ‘the new tobacco’ because of its risks to health through obesity, you might think a diet…

Race to track Ebola's path
Race to track Ebola's path

He took a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo and arrived in Nigeria. Health workers are…

Expert urges fresh look at flu fight
Expert urges fresh look at flu fight

A flu vaccine expert is calling for new vaccines and strategies to combat influenza after her research group found New Zealand's…

Ian Mackenzie: Green policy muddying water on purity
Ian Mackenzie: Green policy muddying water on purity

The National Policy Statement (NPS) for freshwater may not have razzmatazz, but it arose from that exercise in consensual…

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Fist bumps beat handshakes
Fist bumps beat handshakes

Bumping fists - the fashionable alternative to the handshake used by everyone from President Barack…

Blog: Eating and tweeting

In a world where the telephone, fax machine, and face-to-face conversation commonly take a backseat to digital communication…

Liver cancer numbers to double

The number of people who develop liver cancer each year is expected to double within six years.

Good and bad of hospital food

Readers shared their experiences with Hospital food across the country after the Weekend Herald reported on planned cost-cutting…

Take a hike - why doctors should prescribe 'nature'
Take a hike - why doctors should prescribe 'nature'

In January, a 13-year-old patient named Kelssi came to Dr. Robert Zarr's office at Unity Health Care…

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…

Alarm over cut on nutrition

Nutrition experts have warned a government cost-cutting team that patients could suffer malnutrition or even death under…

Editorial: Supermarket checkout temptations resistible

Editorial: According to an online survey, more than a third of Kiwis want checkouts to be sugar-free. But why should supermarkets…

How you are what you eat

Over the last half century, the global food industry has profoundly changed the way we eat. While we understand how these…

William Bowtell: New funding needed to win Aids battle
William Bowtell: New funding needed to win Aids battle

When Aids first emerged in the early 1980s, HIV infection was a death sentence. But a global effort…

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