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Hangovers (partly) to blame on your genes - study
Hangovers (partly) to blame on your genes - study

Australian research indicates genetics account for half of the reason why one person wakes up hungover and another not.

1D cure for age unhappiness

Experts on the process of ageing are recommending a dose of One Direction as part of their prescription for a happy and…

E-cigarettes serious health threat -WHO

Governments should ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors because they pose a "serious threat" to foetuses and young people…

Parents set bad example by staying glued to smartphones

Families are getting worse at communicating, parenting groups warn, as parents fail to set a good example to their children…

Travellers' Tips

Five cigar bars at sea Five cigar bars at sea

Megan Singleton has the lowdown on five cruise ship…

The gadget that sparked mid-flight fury The gadget that sparked mid-flight fury

It's the gadget that has sparked mid-flight fury and…

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Women told: Read your medical reports
Women told: Read your medical reports

A breast cancer lobby group is urging women to read their own medical files and talk to their GP, after a doctor forgot…

Brian Rudman: Fluoridation debate drowned out by dirty tricks
Brian Rudman: Fluoridation debate drowned out by dirty tricks

Talk about bad timing. In a battle for the media -- and prime ministerial -- attention, the thumbs-up for water fluoridation…

Concern over 'sex superbug'
Concern over 'sex superbug'

Concerns are mounting over a powerful new form of gonorrhoea after a patient was found to have the highest level of drug…

Why the 'hair of the dog' really works
Why the 'hair of the dog' really works

A new book examining the science of alcohol - and its adverse effects - suggests 'the hair of the dog' really is the only…

Health

Patient dies after GP 'forgot' cancer
Patient dies after GP 'forgot' cancer

A doctor could face legal action after he "completely forgot" to tell a patient, who later died, that…

Dave Shaw: Fat shaming needs to stop

Shame is no friend to health promotion. Yet, the way obese people are seen by the public is becoming increasingly similar…

British nurse with Ebola arrives in London

A British nurse who contracted the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has arrived in London by military plane.

Congo confirms two new Ebola cases

The Democratic Republic of Congo confirmed its first two cases this year of Ebola but claimed they were unrelated to the…

Breakthrough offers hope for diabetics
Breakthrough offers hope for diabetics

A cure for diabetes is a step closer after scientists found what they believe is the root cause of the…

Implant best hearing hope

Louis Cheftel was born prematurely with severe to profound deafness in one ear and is likely to be the first child in the…

How this Ebola outbreak was triggered

The largest-ever outbreak of Ebola was triggered by a toddler's chance contact with a single infected bat, a team of international…

Rocks-and-mud runs attract all

Races more popular every year.

Hospital gear goes walking

Incubators, beds and $25,000 worth of laundry are among items missing from district health boards in the past year.

Health woes swamp East Timor medics
Health woes swamp East Timor medics

A major health crisis is emerging in East Timor as the impoverished nation's few doctors, hospitals…

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Life & Style

Bio beats out Luminaries
Bio beats out Luminaries

A "stunning" biography of a Wellington art dealer has beaten Eleanor Catton's acclaimed novel The Luminaries to win the…

Seven ways to stop a tantrum
Lee Suckling: Is gay humour still funny?
Cooper 'sorry' for sparking race row
Are you game to eat here?
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Exercise

Making them run faster, jump higher
Making them run faster, jump higher

If athletes were race cars, Professor Michael McGuigan of AUT University's Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand…

Exercise and diet go hand in hand
Can running be bad for you?
Un-processing processed food
Dave Shaw: Reduce stress, eat well, be healthy
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