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'Sniff test' may help detect autism - research
'Sniff test' may help detect autism - research

A simple sniffing test could determine if children have autism even before they are able to speak, researchers say.

Drinking orange juice may raise risk of skin cancer - research

Drinking just two glasses of orange juice a day could increase your risk of getting the deadliest form of skin cancer.

How scientists can pinpoint an exact time of death

Austrian scientists have come up with a method that allows calculation of the time of death even after ten days.

Anorexia relapse sparks novel

With her positive messages and dark themes, Louise O’Neill is leading a new wave of young adult fiction that appeals to…

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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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Measles kills vaccinated woman
Measles kills vaccinated woman

A woman killed by measles in Washington state had been vaccinated against the disease as a child but succumbed because she…

Is this the world's most dangerous drink?
Is this the world's most dangerous drink?

Devotees say raw milk is the ultimate health food. So why do scientists think it’s so toxic?

Dementia, desperation fuels debate
Dementia, desperation fuels debate

A former lecturer killed his dementia-suffering wife in an act of desperation, then took his own life after being charged…

Runner goes the distance
Runner goes the distance

Eugene Bingham describes how running helps him find freedom - freedom to quit worrying and be happy.

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Wendyl Wants To Know: Home-made's still best, but this one comes close
Wendyl Wants To Know: Home-made's still best, but this one comes close

This pre-made garlic bread will do if you're running late, writes Wendyl Nissen, but it doesn't beat…

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…

Exercise can boost productivity - research

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

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?
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…

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…

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?

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

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…

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Health & Wellbeing

Humans getting taller and smarter
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…

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