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Kids allowed a sip of alcohol at risk as teens - study
Kids allowed a sip of alcohol at risk as teens - study

Children allowed an occasional sip of wine at the dinner table may be more at risk of drinking as teenagers.

Sexual link to throat cancer

Rates of throat cancer have increased sharply in New Zealand since the 1980s and part of the rise may result from a widespread…

I'm a mum at 57

As Elle Macpherson joins a growing trend among older mothers, Antonia Hoyle meets a couple who achieved success with their…

Tobacco sales dip 23% over four years

Sales of legal tobacco shrank by 23 per cent from 2009 to 2013, say researchers from Action on Smoking and Health.

Travellers' Tips

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We bring you some of the best travel deals going -…

Sex and death in Buenos Aires Sex and death in Buenos Aires

In the Argentinian capital, Winston Aldworth finds…

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Proposal to send obese kids to CYF slammed
Proposal to send obese kids to CYF slammed

Updated Doctors are developing protocols to refer obese children to child protection services if their parents ignore medical advice…

Stress and memory loss a vicious circle
Stress and memory loss a vicious circle

You are not alone if you forgot what you were told 10 minutes ago. Although there may be many causes for short-term memory…

Should obese kids be referred to CYF?
Should obese kids be referred to CYF?

Doctors are developing protocols to refer obese children to Child, Youth and Family (CYF) protection services if their parents…

Govt to consider cosmetic testing ban
Govt to consider cosmetic testing ban

The Government is expected to propose a ban on testing cosmetics on animals this afternoon.

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The most bizarre questions to GPs
The most bizarre questions to GPs

Britain's family doctors say they are becoming over burdened by nonsensical requests from patients.

Sleep needed to break cycle of abuse

Abused children need help to sleep normally again if we are to break the abuse cycle, a child expert says.

GP stopped medication despite not fully reading medical history

A GP has been faulted for stopping the blood-thinning medication of a new patient - who later suffered a series of strokes…

Who has sex for science?

Who volunteers to have sex in a laboratory? I was struck by this question when reading about an experimental study of ideal…

Louise Thompson: Make yes and no count
Louise Thompson: Make yes and no count

It’s a mighty fine question to ask oneself: “If I say yes to almost everything, what is my yes really…

Google developing surgical tech with Johnson & Johnson

Google is joining forces with Johnson & Johnson to develop a robotic-assisted surgical program, moving into a growing field…

Baby pain can have later-life effects

When newborns are subjected to pain from medical procedures, it shapes brain development and can leave them with an altered…

Love thy Neighbour?

The flat next door to us is occupied by a man who is such a complete mystery to us that we wonder whether one day, while…

Determined to make a difference and raise diabetes awareness

Diabetes has affected Heidi-Jane Humphries for years, but she's on a mission to show people that the condition doesn't need…

Teenage smoking rate plummets
Teenage smoking rate plummets

Smoking among New Zealand 14 and 15-year-olds, has dipped below 3 per cent for the first time.

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Exercise

CrossFit couple's engagement photos
photos CrossFit couple's engagement photos

Engaged couple Iliana and Joe headed to their local gym for part of their unique engagement photoshoot - a CrossFit session…

Review: Fitbit Charge HR
SBW in supplement scam
More Bikram yoga sex claims
Should a gym stop an exercise class if someone collapses?
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