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Parents branded 'cruel' for having baby
Parents branded 'cruel' for having baby

Having a healthy baby is a top concern for parents-to-be. One couple went through pregnancy knowing their baby was likely…

Herpes virus used to fight skin cancer - trial

A genetically modified herpes virus has been effective in fighting skin cancer by infecting and destroying cancer cells…

Terrible twos? Here's why

The abundance and diversity of certain bacterial species can impact a child’s behaviour, particularly that of boys, according…

Anti-euthanasia group speaks at right-to-die hearing

If doctor-assisted suicide was legalised disabled and vulnerable people would be placed in danger, an anti-euthanasia group…

Travellers' Tips

Flight check: Papeete to Auckland Flight check: Papeete to Auckland

Winston Aldworth flies TN101 from French Polynesia…

Five reasons to visit Vanuatu Five reasons to visit Vanuatu

Good food, waterfalls and gorgeous beaches are great…

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Opposition to new abortion law
Opposition to new abortion law

Family Planning will fight a potential new abortion law.

Warning on new blackmarket drug
Warning on new blackmarket drug

The use of a black-market drug in the Auckland area that has caused deaths overseas has sparked a warning from Associate…

Assisted suicide under spotlight
Assisted suicide under spotlight

Vulnerable people who may prematurely decide to end their lives have come under the spotlight during Lecretia Seales' bid…

Dear D&P: My friend is lying about how she got slim
Dear D&P: My friend is lying about how she got slim

My best friend had her stomach stapled and is really slim now, but tells everyone it was done through dieting and exercise…

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Can you check for Alzheimer's?
Can you check for Alzheimer's?

Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists…

Four reasons to have another coffee

Some like it hot, some like it iced, and some just don't like it at all. Until recently, coffee was on the list of habits…

Kiwis are better off and mostly happy

Statistics NZ's General Social Survey has been conducted every two years since 2008-09.

Ozone treaty reduced NZ cancer rates

New Zealand could today be facing even higher rates of skin cancer had the world not agreed to rein in ozone-depleting substances…

F&P Healthcare record result tipped
F&P Healthcare record result tipped

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare could beat its own guidance for a record-breaking annual profit when its…

Just a spoonful of flexibility ...

Winter marks the beginning of cold and flu season for many Kiwis. In offices where people work in close proximity a cold…

Kiwis struggle with accepting mental illness

New Zealanders are accepting of diversity, sexuality and religion but not of mental illness.

How traffic could make you fat

Living next to a busy road could increase the risk of obesity, the first research into the effects of noise pollution on…

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder kids 19 times more likely to cause trouble

Youth with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder are 19 times more likely to get into trouble with the law than other people…

'No law to allow for euthanasia'
'No law to allow for euthanasia'

A woman looking to end her life with the help of a doctor before her illness makes the last months of…

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