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Worldwide warning on deadly diet pills
Worldwide warning on deadly diet pills

Interpol has issued a global alert over diet pills that led to the death of a young woman whose metabolism "exploded like…

Cancer: Kiwi men dying too soon

New study suggests Kiwi men diagnosed with prostate cancer die sooner than those in Britain, and part of the reason may…

Whanau Ora needs more work

The Auditor-General, Lyn Provost, took no pleasure in issuing a disturbing report on the Whanau Ora scheme this week.

Govt pledges $48m more for elective surgeries

More New Zealanders will get elective surgery after the Government pledged an extra $48 million of funding.

Travellers' Tips

Flight check: Sydney to Auckland on LAN Chile Flight check: Sydney to Auckland on LAN Chile

Grant Bradley takes a hop across the Ditch.

Rosalie France: Canine get a witness? Rosalie France: Canine get a witness?

Rosalie France resents natives that are scary, pesky…

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New autism insights
New autism insights

Kiwi and UK scientists challenge the notion that people with autism generally see visual motion poorly, and explore the…

Treadmills and phones - a deadly combo
Treadmills and phones - a deadly combo

The recent death of a Facebook exec's husband highlights the dangers of using distracting devices while exercising.

Breast cancer theories could be inaccurate
Breast cancer theories could be inaccurate

Evidence is mounting that long-held theories about breast cancer could be inaccurate.

Dog bite injuries a problem for NZ
Dog bite injuries a problem for NZ

Research has found injuries from dog bites are an escalating problem for New Zealand.

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Hot-car death: Woman pleads guilty
Hot-car death: Woman pleads guilty

A woman who pleaded guilty to manslaughter after a toddler died in a hot car in Whanganui has been referred…

Want to fall asleep? Try this

You've tried a warm bath, a hot, milky drink and even counting sheep, but you're still lying wide awake wondering why you…

Ministry loses appeal after refusing to pay carer

The Ministry of Health has been unsuccessful in its appeal against a ruling that found it acted unlawfully in refusing to…

Whanau Ora spending slammed in report

Millions of dollars allocated to help vulnerable families could have been spent on people rather than administration, the…

Salt tax proposal leaves bad taste
Salt tax proposal leaves bad taste

A proposal to tax salt has left a bad taste in the mouth of Katherine Rich from the Food and Grocery…

Louise Thompson: How to be naturally happy ... Part two

Louise Thompson is back with seven more things happy people have got figured out.

Not getting enough sleep?

Sleeping with socks on might be a nice way to fall asleep for some people. For others, however, having them on in bed is…

Many Kiwis far too casual about asthma

As winter approaches, one young family know too well what a terrifying illness asthma can be.

Doctor faces tribunal over deaths

The death of Jim Nicholls on the operating table was the fifth gallbladder case in two years that drew attention to surgeon…

Surgeon operated 'without reasonable care and skill' - investigatione
Surgeon operated 'without reasonable care and skill' - investigatione

An investigation concluded his surgeon had operated “without reasonable care and skill” after an elderly…

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