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Distance runners, embrace the fartlek
Distance runners, embrace the fartlek

A fartlek is a system of training for distance runners in which the terrain and pace are continually varied to eliminate…

Why e-cigarettes have their own toxic dangers

While many users perceive e-cigs as safer than traditional cigarettes, some of the flavorings that make them so enticing…

Why parents don't immunise their kids

Some parents are putting off or ditching plans to immunise children after discouraging information, a study shows.

Screen time bad for children's sleep

Sleep is an essential part of our development and wellbeing. It is important for learning and memory, emotions and behaviours…

Lifestyles burden on midwives' workload
Lifestyles burden on midwives' workload

Bulging waistlines, smoking, and the trend of modern Kiwi women having babies later in life have been cited as factors in…

Pope to forgive 'sin' of abortion
Pope to forgive 'sin' of abortion

Pope Francis yesterday offered forgiveness to women who have had an abortion and the medical staff who perform them.

Calories don't count - salt intake is linked to obesity
Calories don't count - salt intake is linked to obesity

A high salt intake may be linked to obesity, regardless of how many calories are consumed, experts have suggested.

Work stress takes toll on longevity
Work stress takes toll on longevity

While women are still likely to live around four years longer on average, the adoption by many of stressful working lifestyles…

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Love hormone may help autistic children
Love hormone may help autistic children

The 'love hormone' shows promise as a tool for treating children with autism, says a United States scientist…

Hidden hearing loss: The real reason

Surveys suggest that more than a quarter of us have great difficulty deciphering speech in a noisy environment - what is…

'Clean eating' obsession dangerous

Healthy eaters who swear by "clean" foods could be the victims of a dangerous eating disorder that can lead to malnutrition…

Want to stay healthy? Sleep longer

New research says lack of sleep is the most important factor in determining whether someone will catch a cold.

Deep down, there's a hoarder in every one of us
Deep down, there's a hoarder in every one of us

Extreme hoarding is a recognised psychological disorder, and, like most disorders, it finds a fainter…

The rise of 'selfie lice'

Gaggles of tweens and teens with smartphones are touching heads while snapping and sharing pictures of themselves, all the…

Why are so many Kiwis obese?

Our understanding of what causes obesity in Kiwis could change dramatically with a new million-dollar study drawing on the…

Starship launches 'Spring Clean' fundraiser

Campaign that asks Kiwis to clean out their cupboards, sell their unwanted goods and pledge some of the proceeds to Starship…

Pharmacists gave out wrong type of insulin

Two pharmacists have been held to account for dispensing the wrong kind of insulin for a man who has diabetes.

Middlemore criticised for delay
Middlemore criticised for delay

Middlemore Hospital has been criticised over a vague policy, missed opportunities and "unacceptable"…

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