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'We neurosurgeons do wonderful, but terrible things'
'We neurosurgeons do wonderful, but terrible things'

'We neurosurgeons do wonderful, but terrible things' The memoirs of a London brain surgeon are a surprise contender for…

The ultimate hangover cure?

Scientists have developed the ultimate hangover cure - a drug that reduces the harmful effects of binge-drinking on the…

Vomiting bug closes primary school

An Auckland primary school has been closed by the Ministry of Health after a number of pupils and staff came down with a…

Pacific Edge says it's on track after posting loss

Pacific Edge, which makes and markets bladder cancer tests, said its first half loss was unchanged from the year earlier…

Travellers' Tips

Room check: The Quin, New York City Room check: The Quin, New York City

Winston Aldworth stays at New York's Quin, where style…

The best travel tools to take on the road The best travel tools to take on the road

The modern traveller needs to take advantage of the…

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If you want to live longer, eat smaller plates of food
If you want to live longer, eat smaller plates of food

Most of us eat three square meals a day, every day. But, for most of human history, that would be a very unusual situation…

Dogged wait of 2 years for dead owner
Dogged wait of 2 years for dead owner

A loyal dog has shown up every day for two years at a Siberian hospital where her master passed away.

Drug success fuels hope on Ebola
Drug success fuels hope on Ebola

Researchers say they are a step closer to developing an Ebola vaccine after a trial showed promising results.

5 food tips for your heart
5 food tips for your heart

If you have had a close call, these five food tips from Clare Collins will help get your health back on track.

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Cricket: Alarming reminder of game's dangers
Cricket: Alarming reminder of game's dangers

Bouncers have broken noses and jaws, dislodged teeth, fractured skulls and drawn buckets of blood over…

Not feeling sexy? Try frogs in a blender

Suffering from stress? Not feeling sexy? High in the Andean mountains, some locals believe putting frogs in a blender is…

Ebola bodies dumped in pay dispute

Burial workers in Sierra Leone snatched Ebola victims' bodies, including three children, and dumped them in the street in…

US fast food chains must reveal calories

US chain restaurants and pizza parlours will have to publish calorie counts on menus under sweeping new rules.

Anemia could be good for you
Anemia could be good for you

Anemia can be a crippling condition, but a growing pile of clinical evidence shows that low iron stores…

Best and worst in kids' food industry

The "goodies" and "baddies" of the kids' food industry have been named in the annual Munch Food Awards.

The common disease nobody's heard of

Sarah Rainey talks to a sufferer of 'the most common disease nobody has heard of' - a form of dementia.

Warning: Backyard sports and booze don't mix

Kiwis are being urged not to mix backyard sports with alcohol this summer after more than 100 people injured themselves…

Outbreak of plague - Madagascar

Madagascar said Monday it was trying to contain an outbreak of plague - similar to the Black Death that swept medieval Europe…

NZ helps in TB drug success
NZ helps in TB drug success

International research with its roots in Auckland has produced a breakthrough that could yield a new…

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Exercise

CrossFit: Pointless pain?
CrossFit: Pointless pain?

It’s a known fact that exercise is addictive. But CrossFitters are infamous for their fanatical devotion to their fitness…

Samantha Bluemel: 7 ways to shake up your health routine
Booze and bacon temptation
New bike park for Woodhill
Men's Health: Fitness guru checks on progress
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