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Sleep needed to break cycle of abuse

Abused children need help to sleep normally again if we are to break the abuse cycle, a child expert says.

GP stopped medication despite not fully reading medical history

A GP has been faulted for stopping the blood-thinning medication of a new patient - who later suffered a series of strokes…

Who has sex for science?

Who volunteers to have sex in a laboratory? I was struck by this question when reading about an experimental study of ideal…

Blog: Make yes and no count

It’s a mighty fine question to ask oneself: “If I say yes to almost everything, what is my yes really worth?”

Travellers' Tips

Winston Aldworth: Looking good in the air Winston Aldworth: Looking good in the air

Once upon a time, airline passengers got dressed to…

Ten of the best places to travel solo Ten of the best places to travel solo

Travelling with friends or family is grand, but sometimes…

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Google developing surgical tech with Johnson & Johnson
Google developing surgical tech with Johnson & Johnson

Google is joining forces with Johnson & Johnson to develop a robotic-assisted surgical program, moving into a growing field…

Baby pain can have later-life effects
Baby pain can have later-life effects

When newborns are subjected to pain from medical procedures, it shapes brain development and can leave them with an altered…

Love thy Neighbour?
Love thy Neighbour?

The flat next door to us is occupied by a man who is such a complete mystery to us that we wonder whether one day, while…

Determined to make a difference and raise diabetes awareness
Determined to make a difference and raise diabetes awareness

Diabetes has affected Heidi-Jane Humphries for years, but she's on a mission to show people that the condition doesn't need…

Health

Teenage smoking rate plummets
Teenage smoking rate plummets

Smoking among New Zealand 14 and 15-year-olds, has dipped below 3 per cent for the first time.

E-cigs much safer than normal smokes - study

Vapour from e-cigarettes has a fraction of the toxins of traditional cigarettes, and much less nicotine, a new study has…

Should payments to doctors be public?

Medical suppliers' payments to doctors should be opened to public scrutiny, say a group of health and science experts.

Couple's CrossFit engagement photos

Engaged couple Iliana and Joe headed to their local gym for a unique engagement photoshoot - a CrossFit session.

Allison Pearson: 'Menopause' is no longer a dirty word
Allison Pearson: 'Menopause' is no longer a dirty word

A woman like Angelina Jolie using the scary M Word is a huge breakthrough, says columnist Allison Pearson…

Thom Scott-Phillips: Why anti-vaxxers just 'know' they're right

"The matter is not as simple as plain stupidity. Some anti-vaxxers are not that stupid, and some stupid people are not anti-vaxxers…

Is the internet giving us all ADHD?

It's no secret that the internet presents a bevy of distractions. Many of us have grudgingly accepted perpetual scatterbrain…

Lauren Knight: Why curiosity is important for parents, too

What happens when we join in that curiosity with our children? What happens when we say, "I don't know! Let's find out together!"…

Antidotes in short supply at hospitals

Been bitten by a venomous snake, nipped by a deadly spider or are suffering the unpleasant symptoms of cyanide poisoning?…

photos CrossFit couple's engagement photos
CrossFit couple's engagement photos

Engaged couple Iliana and Joe headed to their local gym for part of their unique engagement photoshoot…

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Exercise

Review: Fitbit Charge HR
Review: Fitbit Charge HR

Wearable technology's been talked about for years, but only now are we starting to see an explosion of pretty accessible…

SBW in supplement scam
More Bikram yoga sex claims
Should a gym stop an exercise class if someone collapses?
Jumpfit: Bouncing off the walls
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