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What comes after Ebola?
What comes after Ebola?

Schools are reopening, but in three Ebola-ravaged African countries, children have had their innocence stolen by a virus…

Hay fever pills linked to Alzheimer's risk - study

Over-the-counter sleeping aids and hay-fever treatments can increase the risk of Alzheimer's, a study says.

Kiwis help show salt brain link

We have been told for years to limit our salt intake for the sake of our health.

Six-year-old needs cash for US surgery

Six-year-old Destiny can't walk without a frame because of domestic violence meted out to her birth mother. Now she needs…

Starting to thin out? Hair loss doesn't have to lead to baldness
Starting to thin out? Hair loss doesn't have to lead to baldness

Hair loss is no longer an inevitable march to baldness. Medical advances over recent decades mean male hair loss can be…

Pollution doubles near motorways
Pollution doubles near motorways

People who live beside Auckland's Southern Motorway are subjected to air pollution at nearly double the level of those 130m…

Rare surgery fixes jaw
Rare surgery fixes jaw

Every morning, Angela Bhandari's surgeon used a special screwdriver to unscrew her jaw a little bit.

Deborah Hill Cone: Whew, mums needn't be perfect
Deborah Hill Cone: Whew, mums needn't be perfect

The long school holidays are coming to an end (hashtag huzzah). They have been, er, fun. Did you know Ironhide is an Autobot…

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Couple win lean wedding
Couple win lean wedding

A stuntman and his fiancee have won a $70,000 dream wedding after shedding a combined 28kg in a ZM radio…

Couple's heart-stopping wedding

A Northland couple had a dramatic start to married life after the groom had to be brought back to life minutes before exchanging…

Influx of white-tails in Auckland

Pest exterminators are being kept busy with an influx of white-tailed spiders in Auckland.

Brainy robot predicts danger

NZ researchers have created a machine with the potential to accurately predict strokes, help the paralysed to move and to…

10 cheap ways to get into shape
10 cheap ways to get into shape

Over-indulged in the festive season and desperate to shed those extra kilos? You're not alone. But…

Go sugar-free in Feb for good cause

Kind-hearted Kiwis are being asked to make a difference by laying off sugar next month.

She used to weigh 122kg - she's now 56kg

At her heaviest, Tauranga woman Kerryn Peters weighed 122kg. Today the mum-of-four is celebrating losing more than half…

'How the hell is that possible?'

Australian model Erin McNaught under fire for posting ab photo four weeks after giving birth.

My life with Stephen Hawking

As the film of their life is released, Jane Hawking recalls how she fell in love with the legendary physicist against the…

New drug rids grandad of melanoma
New drug rids grandad of melanoma

Bob Hill was told he would probably die within six months from incurable melanoma - but that was before…

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Exercise

Don't use food as a reward
Don't use food as a reward

If you've ever exercised to lose weight, there's a good chance the following thought has crossed your mind: "I worked out…

Exercise not obesity the killer
Fitness fads to try in 2015
Is BMI a measure of health?
Shelley Bridgeman: Don't let gyms suck you in
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