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'Miracle' lifts teen's health
'Miracle' lifts teen's health

A teenager with a life-threatening illness has had a "miracle" response to a drug Pharmac said it wouldn't fund.

Push for Auckland Council to speed up smokefree decision

A bylaws panel will push the Auckland Council to speed up its decision on giving legal bite to the region's smokefree policy. The…

Martin Crowe: 'I will see you there'

"I will see you there." Martin Crowe's words about the upcoming World Cup are among the most uplifting any fan will read…

Injured girl to be woken from coma

An 8-year-old girl struck on a pedestrian crossing is expected to be woken from her coma today.

Is obesity a disability? European court says yes
Is obesity a disability? European court says yes

This could mean providing car parking spaces closer to the office, changes to workers' desks and other modifications.

Bowel cancer screening a 'no-brainer'
Bowel cancer screening a 'no-brainer'

Bowel cancer survivor Trisha Cooney can see no reason the Government can't immediately start creating a national screening…

NZ lags behind Aust in cancer survival
NZ lags behind Aust in cancer survival

Kiwis with cancer die from the disease sooner than Australian cancer patients, research shows, with some of the larger survival…

Worst killers of Kiwis changing
Worst killers of Kiwis changing

More New Zealanders died from Alzheimer's disease and chronic kidney disease last year than in 1990, a study has found.

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Holiday camps aim to give MS families a break
Holiday camps aim to give MS families a break

Having a sometimes debilitating disease is tough for many people. But it can be especially difficult…

Smoking pill could be the answer to addiction

New Zealand researchers have shown that a low-cost, Soviet-era quit-smoking pill is more effective than nicotine-replacement…

Revealed: How long we live

People around the world are living on average to the ripe old age of 71.5, up from 65.3 in 1990.

Why do men get into yoga?

A new Harvard University study has revealed that yoga is as good for you as, you know, "proper exercise".

How fruit cuts depression risk
How fruit cuts depression risk

Eating at least two pieces of fruit a day can lower your risk of depression, a study suggests.

UK to ban smoking while kids in car

Adult smokers in the UK who light up with children in the car will be fined £50 ($101), under new Government plans.

Sports hit back at ad rule proposals

The All Blacks, Warriors and the Black Caps say proposed changes to alcohol sponsorship and advertising would threaten the…

Kiwi nurse details battle with Ebola

A New Zealand nurse who spent time working in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone says an end to the outbreak is in sight.

Safety push for NZ water tourism

Shark cage divers and parasailers should be safer under new voluntary guidelines for avoiding risks in the water tourism…

Kids all ears in the hot seat
Kids all ears in the hot seat

Wriggling toddlers will meet their match when Kidz First Clendon Community Clinic nurses get the best…

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Exercise

Top five fitness fads for 2015
Top five fitness fads for 2015

It's a crazy thought that 2015 is just a month around the corner, bringing with it the joy of our hottest months, skimpy…

CrossFit: Pointless pain?
Samantha Bluemel: 7 ways to shake up your health routine
Booze and bacon temptation
New bike park for Woodhill
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