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Californians gear up to battle big soda
Californians gear up to battle big soda

Voters in San Francisco will decide next month whether to tax sodas and other sugary drinks to reduce ailments including…

Facebook pulls breast cancer ad

Facebook has pulled down a page featuring a screen shot of women’s breasts used in a highly successful cancer awareness…

Fertility samples at risk

Applications will be lodged to save hundreds of embryos, eggs and sperm samples due to be destroyed next month.

Mystery over twin's growth

Despite being born only two minutes apart, Axel is considerably smaller than his twin brother, and has a raft of significant…

Travellers' Tips

Room check: Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown Room check: Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown

Andrew Louis lives like a king at Matakauri Lodge…

Hawkes Bay: Fun in the Bay, any time Hawkes Bay: Fun in the Bay, any time

The home of sunshine has a lot of activities to offer…

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Kiwi help for Third World babies
Kiwi help for Third World babies

The lives of thousands of sick newborn babies in poor countries could be saved with a smart and relatively cheap device…

All I want for Xmas is to lose some kilos
All I want for Xmas is to lose some kilos

Kiwi men are being encouraged to get off the couch and become more active in a new initiative being launched today.

Ebola hysteria nears fever pitch
Ebola hysteria nears fever pitch

Ebola is giving Americans - and others around the world - a crash course in fear. Yet, they're incredibly less likely to…

DHB apologises over botched cervical surgery
DHB apologises over botched cervical surgery

A school teacher and breast cancer survivor who had surgery to remove her cervix four years ago has complained to the Health…

Health

Daily glass of wine aids memory in older folk - research
Daily glass of wine aids memory in older folk - research

Drinking a glass of wine most days of the week can sharpen memory in the over-60s, research has found…

Breast cancer ad ruled ok: watchdog

Complaints that a breast cancer ad was 'too explicit' and should've come with a warning have been dismissed by the Advertising…

Stop going nuts over coconut

Stop going nuts over coconut, it might not be as healthy as what you think, writes Dave Shaw.

Fears raised of lone-wolf extremists

Canada was already on edge after a radical Muslim convert killed a soldier and injured a second on Tuesday, ahead of yesterday's…

Purge in North Korea
Purge in North Korea

As many as six senior members of the North Korean regime have apparently been purged in the latest bout…

Marital row - fat lot of good that'll do you

Marital rows can make people put on weight by slowing down the metabolism, a study suggests.

Are receipts bad for health?

Receipts: first they prove you spent too much; then they fade before tax time; and now they could be bad for your health…

Cigarette maker snuffs out workplace smoking

America's second-biggest tobacco company is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.

Biggest contraception myths

15 myths about contraception - alongside the facts

All Black shows off artistic side for Starship
All Black shows off artistic side for Starship

All Black Keven Mealamu is not only a star on the rugby field - he has also made his mark in the realm…

Health Archives

Exercise

On the move
On the move

Measuring your fitness levels with advanced tracking gadgets is growing ever popular — and it’s not just for tech-heads…

This fitness fad's out of puff
'Healthy' marketing for sports drinks opposed
Sutton gets to play it cool
Does 'magic weightloss' work?
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National

Heavy traffic expected
Heavy traffic expected

Drivers are being urged to plan carefully and be patient as traffic volumes build with the end of Labour…

Mosque fire under investigation
Police search for missing girl
St Heliers Bay bar robbed at gunpoint
Macdonald on jail leave
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