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True grit: oh the misery at Les Mills
True grit: oh the misery at Les Mills

I'm someone who jogs most days and boasts to his friends that he's reasonably fit, writes Jack Tame.

Call for free chicken pox jabs

Vaccinations for chicken pox, meningococcal C and HPV for boys must be added to NZ's free immunisation register, a health…

I do, a second time

Most people don't renew their wedding vows within the first year of marriage - but most people don't suffer a life-threatening…

'Evil twin' growing in her head

Surgeons have found and removed an embryonic twin, complete with hair, bone and teeth, from deep in the brain of a PhD computer…

Travellers' Tips

Room check: La Corniche, Sydney Room check: La Corniche, Sydney

Justine Tyerman stays at a luxurious fifth-floor apartment…

Kia ora: Omarama Kia ora: Omarama

With the sheep and the All Blacks link there are few…

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Controversial additive no longer in cake
Controversial additive no longer in cake

Two supermarket chains say their supplier has removed a preservative from its cakes which is restricted in Europe due to…

Fighting Fat: Drain your stomach
Fighting Fat: Drain your stomach

In a new attempt to control New Zealand's obesity epidemic, severely overweight patients will have a stomach drain installed…

Second health worker negative for Ebola
Second health worker negative for Ebola

A second healthcare worker who recently returned from Sierra Leone has tested negative for the Ebola virus.

Kiwis happier than Aussies
Kiwis happier than Aussies

New Zealanders are happier than their rivals from across the ditch, according to a new report released today.

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If a cancer cure sounds too good to be true, it probably is
If a cancer cure sounds too good to be true, it probably is

Cancer Council Victoria CEO Todd Harper is urging patients to be wary of cancer cure claims that sound…

Woman talk about giving birth

We got a diverse group of real women to tell us about their own experiences with pregnancy and childbirth.

Why do we remember dramatic events so vividly?

Why would people who were not immediately or directly affected by big events have such a long-lasting sense of knowing exactly…

Mozzies choose who they bite

Scientists have found that the chance of being bitten by a mosquito is written in the genes and some people are just more…

Kiwi healthcare worker tested for Ebola
Kiwi healthcare worker tested for Ebola

A second New Zealand healthcare worker is being tested for the Ebola virus after returning from West…

The truth about what's making us fat

Excessive sugar and carbohydrates are behind the obesity crisis rather than physical inactivity, claim three experts in…

Botox can reach the nervous system - but it's still safe

Botox, or Botulinum neurotoxin type-A, is most commonly known for its cosmetic use as a smoother of wrinkles.

Asthma cure may take only five years

Asthma could be cured within five years after scientists discovered what causes the condition and how to switch it off.

'Health experts'... be warned

Pretty Instagram pictures and a six-pack does not make you a health expert, warns Lee Suckling.

The moment paralysed girl walks again
The moment paralysed girl walks again

A girl who was paralysed for 11 days filmed the reaction of an overjoyed nurse she surprised by standing-up…

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Health & Wellbeing

'Hipster spinsters' redefining single life
'Hipster spinsters' redefining single life

In a new book, American cultural critic Kate Bolick argues that spinsterhood is an enviable state. Laura Freeman reports…

Why women's hair thins out
Cheers to secret of my success
Health blogger admits cancer was a lie
JOMO: The joy of missing out
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