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Should pre-teens take contraception?
Should pre-teens take contraception?

Senior academics at the University of Otago have called for a free contraceptive programme to be made available to teens…

Who's most at risk of rickets?

Researchers have pin-pointed the key risk factors for rickets in a study of nearly 60 Kiwi children identified with the…

Fertility concerns answered

Fertility expert Dr John Peek answered reader questions about infertility, its causes and options for couples.

'I can't afford to screw up'

Nine months on the meth pipe was all it took for Salah Ibrahim to go from champion athlete and successful businessman to…

Travellers' Tips

My holidays: Todd Emerson My holidays: Todd Emerson

Todd Emerson, aka Bilkey from TV3's Westside, shares…

Put the camera away Put the camera away

We're getting so used to imagining how cool everything…

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Is breakfast really important?
Is breakfast really important?

Not everyone enjoys eating first thing in the morning. But your first choice of foods may contribute to an overall healthy…

 Could breast cancer be wiped out by 2050?
video Could breast cancer be wiped out by 2050?

A haunting new campaign film from British charity Breast Cancer Now features real women who have been diagnosed with the…

Can we cure breast cancer by 2050?
Can we cure breast cancer by 2050?

A poignant charity drive in the UK claims it will be, yet sceptical doctors warn women that exercise and healthy diet are…

World's oldest women tell secrets to long life
video World's oldest women tell secrets to long life

The world's oldest recorded known woman is a 115 year old retired child care worker in Brooklyn.

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Patient left on floor for nine hours
Patient left on floor for nine hours

A health watchdog is "alarmed" an elderly psychiatric hospital patient was left lying on a bedroom floor…

Survey shows up shunning of the mentally ill

Most Kiwis in sports clubs will play sport with a person with mental illness - but not all of them would have them home…

Prescribed drug led to 80yo's death

An 80-year-old man suffered organ failure and died after being prescribed diclofenac - despite a warning against the drug…

Reasons you're losing libido

Not feeling it in the bedroom as much any more? Here are ten reasons your mojo might be lacking, and what to do about it…

Silkworm implants treat creaky knees - research
Silkworm implants treat creaky knees - research

It may sound like an incredibly delicate and fragile material - but implants made from silkworm thread…

The seedy underbelly of sports nutrition

Steve Deane investigates the country’s $70 million sports supplement industry and asks just who is giving Kiwi fitness buffs…

Are plastics making men infertile?

Recent research has reignited concerns that exposure to chemicals from plastics might be to blame for low sperm counts in…

Are you a perfectionist?

Hands up if you are a bit of a perfectionist? Thought so. Hands up if you also feel overwhelmed quite a lot. Uh-huh. Stressed…

Anti-depressant use during menopause 'raises risk of broken bones'

Women who take common anti-depressants to counter the impact of menopause may have a 76 per cent higher risk of broken bones…

Freeze sperm at 18 to cut disabled baby risk, says expert
Freeze sperm at 18 to cut disabled baby risk, says expert

Men should freeze some of their sperm at 18 to reduce the risk of having a disabled child, an expert…

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