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Kiwis struggle with accepting mental illness
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'

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

Who makes call on fluoridated water?
Who makes call on fluoridated water?

Peter Dunne spoke on the issue on NewstalkZB this morning, the United Future leader was cautiously in favour of fluoride…

Gardens can boost concentration - study
Gardens can boost concentration - study

Don't grab a coffee for that concentration boost, just glance out the window at a city roof garden.

Bad news for allergy suffers in Europe
Bad news for allergy suffers in Europe

Global warming will bring much more sneezing and wheezing to Europe by mid-century, a new study says.

Leg amputated with old saw
Leg amputated with old saw

A Scottish health board is investigating claims that surgeons used a saw found in a hospital cupboard to amputate a man's…

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Stop junk food ads aimed at Kiwi kids - experts
Stop junk food ads aimed at Kiwi kids - experts

A broad range of public health experts concerned about New Zealand's growing obesity rates want a clampdown…

How to keep your brain sharp

Keeping your brain sharp requires more than just a game of Sudoku each day, says an expert holding a public talk in Auckland…

Choice to die 'a sound decision'

The woman fighting to have the option of dying on her own terms says she was not coerced into making the decision before…

Physio who had sex with patient breached standards

A physiotherapist who had sex with a woman he had been treating has been judged to have breached professional standards…

Call to restrict unhealthy food marketing to kids
Call to restrict unhealthy food marketing to kids

The marketing of unhealthy foods to children and adolescents must be further restricted to help control…

26,000 healthcare workers reject collective agreement

Nurses, midwives and health care assistants at 20 District Health Boards (DHBs) have rejected a proposed collective agreement…

Right to die case heard in court

The doctor of a lawyer fighting to be given the option of a doctor assisted death said her patient was competent to be able…

Lawyer fights for right to end life

A lawyer dying of incurable brain cancer says she is determined to live her life well, while she is still able to.

Opinion: The good thing about bad times

If there is one thing I have learned as a professional coach it's that everyone has "gone through stuff". Everyone. No exceptions…

Synthetic cannabis health scare
Synthetic cannabis health scare

More than 30 people have been treated at hospitals for bad reactions to what is thought to be a potent…

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