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Heart op should be for all, says patient
Heart op should be for all, says patient

A Taranaki farmer who became the first Kiwi to undergo a revolutionary heart procedure has joined a push for it to be made…

Homeopaths fight back

New Zealand doctors are said to be backing the findings of an Australian study that says homeopathic remedies do not work…

Big portions - bigger appetite?

Faced with a portion of food twice as big as what you normally consume will lead you to eat about a third more food than…

Whoopi's praise for pot

Making her debut as an online pot columnist, Whoopi Goldberg has sung the praises of the pot vaporizer she uses for relief…

Travellers' Tips

Kia ora: Tirau Kia ora: Tirau

Elisabeth Easther visits a small North Island town…

Travel tips and deals of the week (+WIN) Travel tips and deals of the week (+WIN)

We bring you some of the best travel deals going -…

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Pop a pill to cure measles?
Pop a pill to cure measles?

A new drug could pave the way to a measles pill that cures infections and stops them spreading.

Casual cannabis use alters brain, warn scientists
Casual cannabis use alters brain, warn scientists

Experimenting with cannabis on a casual basis damages the brain permanently, research has found.

Birth keepsakes ban eases
Birth keepsakes ban eases

The Waikato District Health Board has lifted its ban on women having their labours and births photographed professionally…

Controversial pap smear alternative sparks debate
Controversial pap smear alternative sparks debate

A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups.

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'They didn't think he'd pull through'
'They didn't think he'd pull through'

Six weeks ago he was in a critical condition after being assaulted. Now his mother says he's had a recovery…

The Gambia bans flights from ebola-hit countries

The Gambia has banned flights from Ebola-hit west African countries from landing in its territory, airport officials have…

Baby died while sleeping with mother on single bed

A small baby reached out for his mother in the bed they were sharing before closing his eyes and dying, a coroner has said. Astyn…

Doctor taken from surgery

A doctor training to be an anaesthetist has been censured after she was escorted out of an operating theatre when alcohol…

Could a candy bar save your marriage?
Could a candy bar save your marriage?

A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and…

Fertility tourism: The new baby boom

Paul and Angela Ashcroft were on a plane, flying somewhere over Australia, when their twin daughters Nicole and Peta were…

Labour's bowel cancer screening pledge

Labour will roll out a nationwide bowel cancer screening programme within three years if it is elected, leader David Cunliffe…

Kiwis urged to get flu vaccinations before Easter

Doctors are urging people to get flu vaccinations before the Easter holidays. The flu virus could be spread by people getting…

'I Touch Myself' becomes a breast cancer awareness anthem

Chrissy Amphlett was one of Australia's greatest female rock voices and now one of her most memorable songs, I Touch Myself…

Truth, memory and the trial of Oscar Pistorius
Truth, memory and the trial of Oscar Pistorius

Watching Pistorius be cross-examine reminds us that in the courtroom, detailed, complete, and reliable…

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Wellington attack sexually motivated
Wellington attack sexually motivated

An attack on a woman as she walked home near Victoria University in Wellington early this morning was…

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Man remanded in custody
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