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He's smart-wired every step of the way
He's smart-wired every step of the way

Ask Nigel Parker how many kilometres he ran yesterday, or how he slept last night, or what he ate for breakfast, and he…

Wendyl Wants To Know: Cream of asparagus crop may clock up air miles

A friend hastily sent me a message from his phone immediately after he had attempted to buy some tinned asparagus spears…

Rich and sad? You have affluenza

Even multibillionaire video game creators get wealth fatigue, says Jonathan Wells.

Why most farm kids are allergy-free

Research shows that people who grow up on farms have way fewer allergy and asthma problems than the rest of us.

Midwife called me vaccination 'sheep'
Midwife called me vaccination 'sheep'

It's easy to dismiss online crusaders, but what happens when your midwife is an anti-vaxxer? Rhonwyn Newson reveals her…

How nurse became father to orphan
How nurse became father to orphan

The remarkable story of how a young male nurse adopted a newborn baby whose mum had died of Ebola.

The dirty truth about wet wipes
The dirty truth about wet wipes

While wet wipes might be super handy, they're also not actually doing what they're meant to, according to research.

Can we trust psychological research?
Can we trust psychological research?

Almost three years ago, Nobel Prize- winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman penned an open letter to researchers working on…

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'Reverse praying': The latest body challenge
'Reverse praying': The latest body challenge

A new body challenge has emerged in China following the popularity of previous contortion tests, with…

An egg a day is now okay

A breakfast treat once thought to be bad for your health has now been shown be part of a healthy, well-balanced diet.

Mum's death 'completely avoidable'

Twenty-four-year-old woman dies from cervical cancer after being denied a smear test because she was too young.

Distance runners, embrace the fartlek

A fartlek is a system of training for distance runners in which the terrain and pace are continually varied to eliminate…

Why e-cigarettes have their own toxic dangers
Why e-cigarettes have their own toxic dangers

While many users perceive e-cigs as safer than traditional cigarettes, some of the flavorings that make…

Why parents don't immunise their kids

Some parents are putting off or ditching plans to immunise children after discouraging information, a study shows.

Screen time bad for children's sleep

Sleep is an essential part of our development and wellbeing. It is important for learning and memory, emotions and behaviours…

Lifestyles burden on midwives' workload

Bulging waistlines, smoking, and the trend of modern Kiwi women having babies later in life have been cited as factors in…

Pope to forgive 'sin' of abortion

Pope Francis yesterday offered forgiveness to women who have had an abortion and the medical staff who perform them.

Calories don't count - salt intake is linked to obesity
Calories don't count - salt intake is linked to obesity

A high salt intake may be linked to obesity, regardless of how many calories are consumed, experts have…

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