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Pop a pill to cure measles?
Pop a pill to cure measles?

A new drug could pave the way to a measles pill that cures infections and stops them spreading.

Casual cannabis use alters brain, warn scientists

Experimenting with cannabis on a casual basis damages the brain permanently, research has found.

Birth keepsakes ban eases

The Waikato District Health Board has lifted its ban on women having their labours and births photographed professionally…

Controversial pap smear alternative sparks debate

A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups.

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Bar/fly: Stockholm Bar/fly: Stockholm

Graham Reid visits a Swedish museum with spirit in…

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'They didn't think he'd pull through'
'They didn't think he'd pull through'

Six weeks ago he was in a critical condition after being assaulted. Now his mother says he's had a recovery that's nothing…

Baby died while sleeping with mother on single bed
Baby died while sleeping with mother on single bed

A small baby reached out for his mother in the bed they were sharing before closing his eyes and dying, a coroner has said. Astyn…

Doctor taken from surgery
Doctor taken from surgery

A doctor training to be an anaesthetist has been censured after she was escorted out of an operating theatre when alcohol…

Could a candy bar save your marriage?
Could a candy bar save your marriage?

A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives - at least if…

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The Gambia bans flights from ebola-hit countries
The Gambia bans flights from ebola-hit countries

The Gambia has banned flights from Ebola-hit west African countries from landing in its territory, airport…

Fertility tourism: The new baby boom

Paul and Angela Ashcroft were on a plane, flying somewhere over Australia, when their twin daughters Nicole and Peta were…

Labour's bowel cancer screening pledge

Labour will roll out a nationwide bowel cancer screening programme within three years if it is elected, leader David Cunliffe…

Kiwis urged to get flu vaccinations before Easter

Doctors are urging people to get flu vaccinations before the Easter holidays. The flu virus could be spread by people getting…

'I Touch Myself' becomes a breast cancer awareness anthem
'I Touch Myself' becomes a breast cancer awareness anthem

Chrissy Amphlett was one of Australia's greatest female rock voices and now one of her most memorable…

Truth, memory and the trial of Oscar Pistorius

Watching Pistorius be cross-examine reminds us that in the courtroom, detailed, complete, and reliable recall is demanded…

Louise Thompson: Five ways to find joy

Louise Thompson asks; "How do we bring meaning into our daily routine when we barely have to time to breathe, let alone…

GPs back move to report effects of legal highs

General practitioners are backing a Government initiative to encourage doctors to report any adverse health effects of patients…

Fitness challenge: Rustic run a winner

Coatesville Classic What is it? An event in Coatesville (15 minutes' drive north of Auckland), including a half-marathon…

Warning on weight for bikini beauties
Warning on weight for bikini beauties

Organisers of a national bikini contest have controversially told participants they need to lose weight…

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