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Rugby star's journey back from concussion
Rugby star's journey back from concussion

A serious concussion left rugby player Riki Hoeata in a "fog". He's now fighting his way through it.

Five common myths about the ageing brain and body

There are a number of myths associated with what happens to our brain and bodies as we age.

Meat-eaters twice as likely to get diabetes

Consuming animal products doubles someone's risk of developing the potentially fatal condition, scientists claim.

Chewing gum and bread bad for your health?

Long-term exposure to a popular food additive leaves the body more prone to infections, scientists claim.

Travellers' Tips

He Tangata: Mike Smith He Tangata: Mike Smith

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Shade of pink reduces anxiety, appetite
Shade of pink reduces anxiety, appetite

What if you found out there was a shade of pink that could suppress your appetite, calm your nerves, and reduce your aggression…

Salmonella 'can kill cancer'
Salmonella 'can kill cancer'

A genetically-altered form of salmonella is being created to fight back against tumour cells.

Can plant medicine help with adult acne?
Can plant medicine help with adult acne?

The key to getting rid of that adult acne you're embarrassed about could be as simple as adopting a diet based on real whole…

Jack Tame: Here's to 50 good summers
Jack Tame: Here's to 50 good summers

COMMENT: Do I fancy morning tea at a Death Cafe? I can think of a better excuse for a muffin. But we should all talk about…

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Survivor rejects 'sympathy' statement
Survivor rejects 'sympathy' statement

A cervical cancer survivor who was at the heart of the "Unfortunate Experiment" has hit out at the Auckland…

Are you cooking your rice wrong?

COMMENT: The story in the UK papers ran like this: have we all been cooking our rice wrong? Are we poisoning ourselves?…

E. coli scare in Hawke's Bay

Residents in the Hawke's Bay coastal town of Waimarama are being told to boil their water before drinking it.

Dads who cuddle baby develop stronger bonds

Hormones which are crucial in developing a mother-child bond are also present in men, a new study has discovered.

Ice cap could stop chemo patients' hair loss
Ice cap could stop chemo patients' hair loss

A cooling cap worn during chemotherapy could spare thousands of women with breast cancer from losing…

Six habits that can make you happier

Psychologist Dr Jessamy Hibberd unveils six easy steps to boost your mood.

Face transplant recipient hails results

When his doctor handed him the mirror, Andy Sandness stared at his image and absorbed the enormity of it: He had a new face…

Wall sensors could predict falling risk for elderly

Falls could be predicted in older people three weeks before they happen, according to new research using sensors in the…

Nanogirl: Can science predict if you'll go bald?

COMMENT: If you are starting to worry about your receding hairline, thinning crown or bald spot, you are not alone.

No health threat from smoky properties
No health threat from smoky properties

Smoky smells in Port Hills' properties does not pose a serious threat to health, authorities say.

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