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Five things the ancient Greeks can teach us about medicine today
Five things the ancient Greeks can teach us about medicine today

Although we now have a far more detailed and accurate picture of medicine, the ancient Greeks can help us think through…

Do you suffer post-party ‘hangxiety’?

Increasing numbers of people say they feel panicky and paranoid after drinking. New terms 'hangxiety' and 'boozanoia' describe…

Is marriage making you fat?

Marriage can boost your health in a number of ways but it appears there is one measure where it lets you down – your waistline…

More wishes granted for charity thanks to big funding boost

When doctors told Kavanna Jade she might not live to see her 14th birthday she made a bucket list to take her mind off her…

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Flight check: Auckland to Taipei Flight check: Auckland to Taipei

Eli Orzessek flies China Airlines from Auckland to…

Ben Stanley: Along for the ride Ben Stanley: Along for the ride

The cool thing about ridesharing on your travels isn't…

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How demand for health supplements is harming the environment
How demand for health supplements is harming the environment

Growing demand for omega-3 health supplements is leaving Antarctic waters short of krill, according to a marine conservation…

Is depression a mental or physical illness?
Is depression a mental or physical illness?

Most people feel down, tired and inactive when they're injured or ill. This "sickness behaviour" is caused by the activation…

Beating obesity? Fat chance
Beating obesity? Fat chance

A sugar tax is out according to Dr Jonathan Coleman who says there's no evidence it works. That's wrong, writes Dita De…

Yoga levies same as high-impact sports
Yoga levies same as high-impact sports

A Wellington yoga instructor was shocked to find she was stung by ACC at the same rate as business owners in bone-crunching…

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Exercise can boost productivity - research
Exercise can boost productivity - research

"We all know exercise is good for our physical and mental health, but this data suggests that regular…

Immunisation expert to public figures: get the facts

Public figures such as Kiwi celebrity Jemaine Clement should seek the facts before sharing their opinions on the vaccine…

Humans getting taller and smarter

An international study found that those born to parents from diverse genetic backgrounds tend to be taller and have sharper…

Teachers win right to ban junk food

In a move that has fired up parents, teachers in the UK have won the right to inspect pupils’ lunchboxes and confiscate…

Opinion: Model’s dangerous message
Opinion: Model’s dangerous message

Miranda Kerr's new baby-care recommendation is dangerous. So dangerous that it could cost lives, writes…

Lee Suckling: My year without caffeine

It's one year to the week since Lee Suckling had his last proper cup of coffee. He explains why - and how - he kicked the…

Peter Dunne has no regret over decision

Approving the use of medicinal marijuana for a teenager who was locked in an induced coma was the right thing to do, Peter…

What is making Kiwis fatter?

An over-supply of high-energy, high-calorie foods in many countries has been today shown by New Zealand researchers as a…

Boy gets a new face, new life

After intense reconstruction surgery, a four-year-old Moroccan boy born without a nose, eyes or a functioning mouth has…

Doctors to offer free check-ups to kids
Doctors to offer free check-ups to kids

Up to 96 per cent of GP clinics nationwide will offer free check-ups to under-13 year-olds under a Government…

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