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Cachexia: the hidden illness driving loved ones apart
Cachexia: the hidden illness driving loved ones apart

We are all going to die. We all know it. Yet we persist in doing our level best to forget the fact.

Warning over paracetamol

Doctors may be underestimating the risks to patients from long-term use of paracetamol, the world's most popular painkiller…

Mother poisoned son to death with salt

Lacey Spears had blogged for years about her son's health problems, playing the loving mother. In reality she was force-feeding…

Nuts can reduce risk of heart disease death - study

The next time you reach for a snack, you may want to make it a handful of nuts because research shows they can reduce your…

Travellers' Tips

Travel tidbits and deals of the week (+WIN) Travel tidbits and deals of the week (+WIN)

We bring you some of the best travel deals going -…

My holidays: Goran Paladin My holidays: Goran Paladin

Our First Home host Goran Paladin shares his most…

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Is your music too loud?
Is your music too loud?

About 1.1 billion young people are listening to music at volumes that endanger their hearing and can have other negative…

Coffee fans mad on daily grind
Coffee fans mad on daily grind

For at least one in four Kiwi coffee lovers, breakfast consists of a cuppa and no food, a new online survey shows.

Pharmacist apologises after giving out wrong medication
Pharmacist apologises after giving out wrong medication

A woman spent five days in hospital recovering from liver problems caused by being given the wrong medicine by a pharmacist…

Sex injuries hit six-year high
Sex injuries hit six-year high

Love hurts: injuries sustained during sex have hit a six year high, ACC figures reveal.

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'Sumo babies' born in the UK
'Sumo babies' born in the UK

Hundreds of babies are being born clinically obese in the UK every year - including some weighing more…

Louise Thompson: We care more about cellphone than self

You know how it is, when you notice the battery on your phone is running down it's actually an almost panicky feeling.

Plain packs - heat on Govt

The Government is being lobbied to bring the tobacco plain-packaging bill back to Parliament for a final vote.

Leader visits stricken teen

Chile's president went to a hospital Saturday to meet with a 14-year-old girl who shocked the country by going on YouTube…

Drinking tea may reduce risk of diabetes
Drinking tea may reduce risk of diabetes

Drinking three cups of tea a day can cut the risk of diabetes, says new research. Two studies show…

Wellbeing: Say goodbye to the monkey

Jenny strecker has a monkey on her back and the Mairangi Bay resident says there's only one way to get rid of it - finish…

Rodney Hide: Mann up and take responsibility, how can poverty make you fat?

But why does being poor make you fat? Here's a thought: it could be a lack of personal responsibility, writes Rodney Hide…

Full tums help the sums

With more children coming to school hungry, a scientific study will for the first time guage the impact nutrition — or lack…

Water quality improves at Auckland beaches

Signs warning swimmers that one of the city's most popular beaches was off-limits after a bacteria scare have been removed. Auckland…

Training opens water to everyone
Training opens water to everyone

The freedom of diving is no longer restricted to able-bodied people, writes Sarah Ell.

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