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Stay fit to cut risk of dementia
Stay fit to cut risk of dementia

Giving up the smokes, staying fit and stress-free as well as completing lots of crosswords could help stave off dementia…

Crowe set for chemo treatment

New Zealand cricketing legend Martin Crowe knows what to expect as he heads into a second round of intensive treatment for…

Artificial sweeteners' warning

Consuming artificial sweeteners could increase, rather than prevent, the risk of diabetes, according to new overseas research…

A good reason to take public transport to work - study

Taking public transport instead of driving to work appears to make people happier and helps them to sleep better, according…

Travellers' Tips

My holidays: Johnny Barker My holidays: Johnny Barker

The actor and musician shares his travel memories.

Ben Stanley: Sleepless in transit lounge Ben Stanley: Sleepless in transit lounge

Ben Stanley's nine hours in Houston International…

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Urine test could replace cervical smear procedure
Urine test could replace cervical smear procedure

A simple urine test could offer women a less invasive alternative to the smear test, which screens for cervical cancer. New…

Global child mortality rates halved - new data
Global child mortality rates halved - new data

International child mortality rates have dropped by half since 1990 but will still fall short of 2015 targets, new data…

Happy NZ: How we rank
Happy NZ: How we rank

A global survey has found New Zealanders relatively content with our lives as the world emerges from the financial crisis…

Ebola a threat to world peace: UN
Ebola a threat to world peace: UN

The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could cost nearly $1 billion to contain…

Health

Waikato measles outbreak over
Waikato measles outbreak over

A measles outbreak in the Waikato region has been declared over today. The area has not had a confirmed…

Cop brought back from dead

A North Shore policeman who suffered a massive heart attack while driving a patrol car and smashed into a wall was resuscitated…

Experts demand more action on 'costly' sugar intake

More must be done to curb sugar intake to reduce the “costly burden” of tooth decay, experts say.

Meat industry reply to '5 foods to always avoid'

Want to stack the nutrition odds in your favour? The key is good food so here are five things to never let into your shopping…

Think positive, you'll live longer
Think positive, you'll live longer

A University of Queensland study has discovered a positive attitude can improve your immune system and…

Winter babies crawl earlier

Babies born in winter start crawling earlier than those born in the summer, a study has found.

Skin therapy left woman's face scarred

A complaint about a beauty therapist who performed a skin treatment on a woman that resulted in burning, facial swelling…

Vaccine to counter deadly disease

The New Zealand-based researcher behind the development of a vaccine that could prevent rheumatic fever says it could change…

Violinist plays again during surgery

A former violinist, whose career was cut short by a debilitating movement disorder, regained her ability to play while surgeons…

Overdoses: 3 things to know
Overdoses: 3 things to know

The fact that pharmaceuticals could be causing more overdose deaths than illegal substances means that…

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