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WHO: World must slash sugar
WHO: World must slash sugar

The world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their intake to just six to 12 teaspoons per day, according to…

Controversial mouse study could help kill cancer

A provocative study in mice suggests something as simple as breathing in extra oxygen might give immune cells a boost in…

Spider venom could stop pain - research

Spider venom may contain a long-sought secret ingredient for an effective, long-term painkiller, Australian researchers…

Tracking Alzheimer patients?

Police are supporting the use of tracking devices on Alzheimer's sufferers to prevent costly and sometimes futile efforts…

US McDonald's dropping antibiotics
US McDonald's dropping antibiotics

McDonald's in the US says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics commonly used in humans, and milk from…

We crave that sweet taste - but at what cost?
We crave that sweet taste - but at what cost?

Natural alternatives to sugar sweeteners exist, but even they have pitfalls if consumed in excess. We are hard-wired to…

Why get up before the sun?
Why get up before the sun?

Since I was little girl I have felt there is some secret complicity about starting the day at first light that binds together…

Breast milk research could help cure cancer
Breast milk research could help cure cancer

Research into how breast milk is produced could help in the search for a breast cancer cure.

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Baby formula advertising facing ban
Baby formula advertising facing ban

Mums with babies aged under six months could see the advertising of infant milk formula for their children…

Parents arrested for refusing vaccine

Police in northwest Pakistan have arrested more than 450 parents for refusing to vaccinate their children against polio…

Hidden illness drives loved ones apart

A little-known condition called cachexia, which affects people with life-threatening conditions, can cause avoidable misery…

Woman who recovered from dementia

Roni Caryn Rabin's mother seemed to have all the signs of classic dementia, except she made a miraculous recovery 10 years…

Warning over paracetamol
Warning over paracetamol

Doctors may be underestimating the risks to patients from long-term use of paracetamol, the world's…

Mother poisoned son to death with salt

Lacey Spears had blogged for years about her son's health problems, playing the loving mother. In reality she was force-feeding…

Nuts can reduce risk of heart disease death - study

The next time you reach for a snack, you may want to make it a handful of nuts because research shows they can reduce your…

Is your music too loud?

About 1.1 billion young people are listening to music at volumes that endanger their hearing and can have other negative…

Coffee fans mad on daily grind

For at least one in four Kiwi coffee lovers, breakfast consists of a cuppa and no food, a new online survey shows.

Pharmacist apologises after giving out wrong medication
Pharmacist apologises after giving out wrong medication

A woman spent five days in hospital recovering from liver problems caused by being given the wrong medicine…

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