Flu claimed the lives of five this winter
Flu claimed the lives of five this winter

Three Aucklanders died of the flu this year, including two children. Two others are believed to have died in Wellington…

Niki Bezzant: One diet does not rule them all

Niki writes her opinion about a finding on how a 'one size fits all dietary recommendation is not effective for everyone.'…

Trusty sunscreen does hard yards against rays

Melanoma is the most serious kind of skin cancer and New Zealand has the highest incidence rate in the world. With over…

Brave mum-to-be with cancer weds

Nearly $7000 has been raised for a pregnant woman fighting an aggressive form of cancer as she marries her partner this…

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Naughty nurse dressed up references

A nurse has admitted an elaborate scheme to falsify already generous employment references for positions overseas.

'Most hated man' hits a new low
'Most hated man' hits a new low

Turing Pharmaceuticals chief executive Martin Shkreli breaks promise to lower cost of HIV-treating drug.

City Assist team shaves for Child Cancer Foundation
video City Assist team shaves for Child Cancer Foundation

Three of the Hastings City Assist team grew beards especially to have them shaved off at the Hastings Night Market, to raise…

Kind gestures stun family
Kind gestures stun family

Richmond Villeran put his stomach pains down to his workouts at the gym. But after a week, and with his stomach growing…


The ills of using synthetic cannabis
The ills of using synthetic cannabis

People are seeking help with effects including seizures, agitation, altered level of consciousness…

DHB boss' $60k+ pay rise

Ailsa Claire's total pay package increased in a year by more 10 per cent, according to data published today by the State…

Coffee is harmless. No it's not, says scientists

Coffee might be beneficial for some people, but it may also be harmful for others.

Medical problem makes life tough

They consider Canberra home but this New Zealand family are struggling to make ends meet after having support for their…

Cannabinoid spray for epilepsy
Cannabinoid spray for epilepsy

A solo mother is fundraising to pay for Sativex - an oral spray containing cannabis extracts which has…

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Personality switch allows blind woman to see

While seeking treatment for her mental disorder the ability to see suddenly returned, not to B.T., a German woman, but to…

Crackdown for cheating doctors

Doctors and specialists have been scamming health insurer, Southern Cross, which has just announced new measures in an attempt…

Drunk patients 'health emergency'

Results from a ground-breaking study into the rate of alcohol-related harm in NZ and Australian emergency departments point…

Depression worsened after wrong pills
Depression worsened after wrong pills

A woman who was accidentally given angina pills instead of her usual antidepressant medication suffered…

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