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Comment: Why curiosity is important for parents, too
Comment: Why curiosity is important for parents, too

What happens when we join in that curiosity with our children? What happens when we say, "I don't know! Let's find out together!"…

Antidotes in short supply at hospitals

Been bitten by a venomous snake, nipped by a deadly spider or are suffering the unpleasant symptoms of cyanide poisoning?…

Chai Chuah appointed Director General of Health

After a lengthy delay the Ministry of Health has a permanent appointment to the role of its director general. Chai Chuah…

HIV infection case: Accused pleads not guilty

A 35-year-old Auckland man has pleaded not guilty to charges related to infecting a man with HIV. The man was granted name…

Travellers' Tips

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We bring you some of the best travel deals going -…

Nic Hamilton: The parenting marathon Nic Hamilton: The parenting marathon

Flying around the world with two little kids proves…

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'Disease mongering' has created a multibillion-dollar industry - critics
'Disease mongering' has created a multibillion-dollar industry - critics

What exactly is "disease mongering?" It's the concept of selling sickness to otherwise healthy people. Many people have…

Cooked rice could cut calories
Cooked rice could cut calories

Rice, the lifeblood of so many nations' cuisines, is perhaps the most ubiquitous food in the world.

Wine can ruin your teeth
Wine can ruin your teeth

In laboratory studies, University of Adelaide researchers simulated the exposure to wine acid normally experienced by professional…

Dangers of too much sleep
Dangers of too much sleep

Sleep is vital for good health but more of it may not always be better for everyone, warns Professor of Psychology, Dorothy…

Health

Comment: Angelina Jolie is saving lives
Comment: Angelina Jolie is saving lives

The ‘Angelina effect’ of star’s surgery will help raise awareness of ovarian cancer, writes Jane Merrick…

No regrets over eradicating rogue gene

Niki Orchard had discovered she had the BRCA1 gene in spring 2009, after losing her own mother to cancer in February.

Twelve Questions: Dr Sue Fleming

Dr Sue Fleming is director of women’s health at Auckland District Health Board. She has been a trailblazing leader in the…

Diana Williams: Why I chose to be a mother at 50
Diana Williams: Why I chose to be a mother at 50

Why would a single, middle-aged woman endure years of fertility treatment in order to have twins? Diana…

Kids eat more veggies when tasty - study

Children just hate all vegetables, no matter how tasty you make them, right?

Jolie has ovaries removed

Angelina Jolie has described the difficult decision to have her ovaries removed after a cancer scare.

Another tick for teen's bucket list

An Auckland teen has ticked off another milestone on her bucket list.

Why we laugh inappropriately

An attack of the giggles can sometimes appear at the strangest moments, but laughter often isn't to do with comedy value…

Why do you go grey?
Why do you go grey?

While many people find the salt and pepper look appealing, others go to great lengths to conceal these…

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Exercise

Review: Fitbit Charge HR
Review: Fitbit Charge HR

Wearable technology's been talked about for years, but only now are we starting to see an explosion of pretty accessible…

SBW in supplement scam
More Bikram yoga sex claims
Should a gym stop an exercise class if someone collapses?
Jumpfit: Bouncing off the walls
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