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Man's face and neck is rebuilt

A hospital known for pioneering face transplant surgery has carried out its most complex operation yet, reconstructing a…

Patients urged to book flu jab early

People eligible for state-paid influenza vaccinations are being urged to book their pre-winter jab immediately.

Twelve Questions: Andrew Cameron

Red Cross nurse and midwife Andrew Cameron works in war zones around the world. Now he has become a distinguished graduate…

Travellers' Tips

Sit back, relax and... scream Sit back, relax and... scream

On a tropical break, Steve Braunias muses about how…

Five travel scams to avoid Five travel scams to avoid

Megan Singleton on the favourite tricks con artists…

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What you should know about ovarian cancer risk
What you should know about ovarian cancer risk

Angelina Jolie Pitt has announced she has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to mitigate cancer risk.

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
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
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…

Health

Ad for 'ionised alkaline water' made unproven claims
Ad for 'ionised alkaline water' made unproven claims

An advertisement for "ionised alkaline water" has been found to have made unproven claims about health…

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.

Obese kids plan slammed

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

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 CYF if their parents ignore medical advice…

Govt to consider cosmetic testing ban

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

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 has sex for science?

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

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Life & Style

Why was this photo censored?
Why was this photo censored?

The images aim to demystify and destigmatise the female body - to make viewers "realise these are just regular, normal processes,"…

Makeup tests on animals banned
Bare breasts in solidarity
Lee Suckling: Are we ageist?
Why I hate cooking shows
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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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