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What happens when you put caffeine in a child's body?
What happens when you put caffeine in a child's body?

Should parents worry about how much caffeine their kids are consuming? The effect that I get from my cup of coffee doesn't…

Spicy food could save your life - study

Eating spicy food, especially fresh chilli, has been linked to a lower risk of death in a Chinese study.

What Diet Coke does to you in one hour

A step-by-step guide to the dramatic way a can of Diet Coke affects the body from 10 minutes after the first sip until an…

How wasps can give you a heart attack

Many people dread being stung by a wasp, but the consequences could be more serious for older people than just the pain.

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Heart attacks hurt women more than men
Heart attacks hurt women more than men

Scientists say that the findings could be linked to a difference in the quality of care patients receive.

All Black star's kidney transplant
All Black star's kidney transplant

His mega-watt smile could power the Auckland grid and Joeli Vidiri's skin is back to its normal hue.

Test could predict breast cancer nine years before it strikes
Test could predict breast cancer nine years before it strikes

The findings of a new study could be used to help stop women from developing breast cancer at all, British researchers say…

Young dads more likely to die early
Young dads more likely to die early

Men who become fathers before they are 25 have a greater risk of dying in middle age than those who delay having children…

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Intimate pregnant portraits reveal all
Intimate pregnant portraits reveal all

"I cried and threw up when I saw the positive pregnancy test - my life literally flashed before my eyes…

Young mums struggle to find support

Teenaged and non-European mothers take longer to find a midwife than older, European mums, new research shows.

Foods that aren't as good as you think

The reality is many items construed as healthy options are not even close. We give you the low-down plus our healthier alternatives…

US doctor now aware of identity theft

The American doctor who allegedly had his identity stolen by a man now facing charges in Hamilton is aware of the case.

Don't ignore picky eaters
Don't ignore picky eaters

Picky eating in small children may be a sign of serious mental problems that should not be ignored…

Why women freeze in office air-con

Many women have thought it for years but now scientists have confirmed females are at risk of being over-chilled by office…

Editorial: Flu jab rebels should get another job

It beggars belief that any nurses employed in public hospitals would be allowed to decline vaccinations against winter flu…

'I let the patient and myself down'

A doctor who wrongly advised a pregnant woman to continue taking medication that could harm a fetus has been found in breach…

Support worker failed disabled man - HDC

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall released her report about the case today.

Doctor accused of identity fraud named
Doctor accused of identity fraud named

The 54-year-old allegedly stole the credentials of a doctor in the United States with a similar name…

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