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Sweets, fizzy drinks and TV = happy, well-rounded childhood
Sweets, fizzy drinks and TV = happy, well-rounded childhood

Children allowed to eat sweets and watch television in moderation score higher for "wellbeing" than those denied the pleasure…

WHO hits back at anti-vacciners

WHO has hit back against vaccine deniers who claim that immunisation is pointless, risky and the body is better off fighting…

The big fat debate bungle

The most important message was drowned in the noise of conflicting beliefs and the noise was amplified by Third Degree to…

Pot smokers at risk of deadly heart problems - research

Young adults who smoke marijuana may be at risk for serious or even fatal heart problems, according to a study by French…

Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 147
Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 147

The World Health Organisation says 147 people have died from the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.

Do gyms suck motivation?
Do gyms suck motivation?

While perfect for some, the gym environment can be an intimidating place for others, treated like a chore about as appealing…

MPs clash over sick Fijian
MPs clash over sick Fijian

Associate Immigration Minister Nikki Kaye says Labour is misleading the public about a seriously ill Fijian migrant - but…

My 138-day battle with vertigo
My 138-day battle with vertigo

When I woke up Friday morning at 6:15 and got out of bed, the world was whirling counterclockwise.

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Study: Binge drinking drop means fewer violent crime injuries
Study: Binge drinking drop means fewer violent crime injuries

A decline in binge drinking in England and Wales has likely contributed to a significant fall in reported…

Alicia Silverstone reveals controversial parenting - No medicine, potty train outdoors

Alicia Silverstone has risked the wrath of parenting groups by sharing her controversial views on motherhood in a new book…

Healing and helping when illness strikes

It's a room any child would love. Toys are scattered everywhere - there is a play kitchen, a giant soft toy dog sitting…

When is 'the flu' a cold?

It is not easy to identify the cause of your cold or flu-like illness.

Nurse cleared over $300k will fight
Nurse cleared over $300k will fight

A nurse bequeathed $315,000 by an elderly couple who she cared for has been cleared of unethical behaviour…

Cow dung may spur antibiotic resistance

Scientists in the US say cow manure used to fertilise vegetable crops may contribute to resistance to antibiotics. A study…

Calorie count: Does it add up?

But do calories matter? Well, yes. But should we be counting them? Well, no.

Nurses don wigs to promote better health

Staff at East Tamaki Healthcare general practices have been donning wigs, wings, hula skirts and decorating clinics to encourage…

Fitness challenge: A tough yoga workout

DDP Yoga What is it? A non-impact, cardio workout that gives flexibility and strength conditioning. It's named after…

Heart op should be for all, says patient
Heart op should be for all, says patient

A Taranaki farmer who became the first Kiwi to undergo a revolutionary heart procedure has joined a…

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