Dunedin wins Gigatown race
Dunedin wins Gigatown race

Dunedin has been announced as the winner of Chorus' Gigatown competition, winning the country's fastest broadband. The…

Not feeling sexy? Try frogs in a blender

Suffering from stress? Not feeling sexy? High in the Andean mountains, some locals believe putting frogs in a blender is…

Ebola bodies dumped in pay dispute

Burial workers in Sierra Leone snatched Ebola victims' bodies, including three children, and dumped them in the street in…

US fast food chains must reveal calories

US chain restaurants and pizza parlours will have to publish calorie counts on menus under sweeping new rules.

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Anemia could be good for you
Anemia could be good for you

Anemia can be a crippling condition, but a growing pile of clinical evidence shows that low iron stores and mild anemia…

Best and worst in kids' food industry
Best and worst in kids' food industry

The "goodies" and "baddies" of the kids' food industry have been named in the annual Munch Food Awards.

The common disease nobody's heard of
The common disease nobody's heard of

Sarah Rainey talks to a sufferer of 'the most common disease nobody has heard of' - a form of dementia.

Warning: Backyard sports and booze don't mix
Warning: Backyard sports and booze don't mix

Kiwis are being urged not to mix backyard sports with alcohol this summer after more than 100 people injured themselves…


Outbreak of plague - Madagascar
Outbreak of plague - Madagascar

Madagascar said Monday it was trying to contain an outbreak of plague - similar to the Black Death that…

NZ helps in TB drug success

International research with its roots in Auckland has produced a breakthrough that could yield a new type of drug treatment…

Flu survivor pushing message

A swine flu survivor has called for more people to be vaccinated after a study found on average 400 New Zealanders die each…

DHB and nurse fail dementia patient

An 87-year-old Auckland dementia patient's flight from a locked hospital ward has earned a nurse and the Waitemata District…

Kiwi firms want fit workers
Kiwi firms want fit workers

An increasing number of Kiwi firms are trying to keep staff healthy by shouting breakfast or fruit…

Louise Thompson: Four simple ways to build confidence

Let's face it - life is easier with confidence. Here are four techniques to raise your confidence that you can start applying…

Health drive brings rewards

This isn't a competition - it's about getting healthy. (Translation: It's totally a competition.)

Legionnaires' blamed for chef's death

A surge in the number of deadly Legionnaires' disease cases has health authorities worried.

Bad marriages break hearts

A bad marriage really could lead to a broken heart, new research looking at how marriage quality affects cardiovascular…

We've all gone chocolate milk mad
We've all gone chocolate milk mad

Every day we’re bombarded by marketing campaigns. Every now and then one becomes a runaway success…

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Life & Style

'I am a paedophile...'
'I am a paedophile...'

Eddie has struggled with his sexual fascination for children but has now spoken out as radical new theories on how to prevent…

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CrossFit: Pointless pain?
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It’s a known fact that exercise is addictive. But CrossFitters are infamous for their fanatical devotion to their fitness…

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