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How you are what you eat
How you are what you eat

Over the last half century, the global food industry has profoundly changed the way we eat. While we understand how these…

William Bowtell: New funding needed to win Aids battle

When Aids first emerged in the early 1980s, HIV infection was a death sentence. But a global effort has ensured this is…

Painkillers reduce risk of post-natal depression

Women who use pain relief during childbirth may have a lower risk of depression after their babies are born, a leading psychiatrist…

Poll finds majority support for 'fat tax'

"Nanny state" interventions such as a "fat tax" on unhealthy products and compulsory nutrition ratings on food labels are…

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Kia ora: Mosgiel Kia ora: Mosgiel

This is artist Colin McCahon's "landscape of splendour"…

Bar/fly: Steamboat Springs, Colorado Bar/fly: Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Those mad Steamboat Springs locals sure know how to…

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Rise of measles linked to report
Rise of measles linked to report

A discredited claim that the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine causes autism and bowel disease could be the reason…

Evicted from the tallest ghetto
Evicted from the tallest ghetto

The beginning of the end came for the world's tallest slum yesterday as officials began evicting thousands of squatters…

More than 100 measles cases confirmed in Waikato
More than 100 measles cases confirmed in Waikato

More than 100 cases of measles have been confirmed in Waikato during the latest outbreak, with the vast majority of patients…

Busting the bed-time myths
Busting the bed-time myths

Most of us know someone who claims that they can get away with very little sleep. But that's not backed by science. We bust…

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Flu surge hits hospitals
Flu surge hits hospitals

An Auckland hospital has started putting off elective surgery after it was swamped with acutely unwell…

$217.8m for women secretly taped by doctor

A hospital has agreed to a NZ$218.7 million settlement with more than 8,000 patients of a gynaecologist who secretly photographed…

Govt lags on some targets

The Government is falling short of key targets it set itself for reducing child abuse and rheumatic fever.

Cancer patient died after two-year delay

A breast cancer patient died after a delay of nearly two years in informing her of her positive test results.

New Waikato DHB head welcomed to Hamilton
New Waikato DHB head welcomed to Hamilton

Building strong community partnerships to deliver more value for money healthcare services and reducing…

DHB deleted public records

The national organ donation service at the Auckland DHB has been put on notice by an official-information watchdog after…

Drink firm targets healthy option

Seven years ago on the day that Alister Gates met his future wife, fizzy drink in hand, one of the first things she said…

Veterans of Mururoa call for health study

A group of men who witnessed nuclear tests at Mururoa Atoll in 1973 are calling for a Government study into the effects…

Easy GPeasy -Checks at a button touch

A future where a health check-up could take just a few taps of your smartphone has moved a step closer.

Caffeine kills teen
Caffeine kills teen

A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly…

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