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Living near a park leads to a better life - study
Living near a park leads to a better life - study

Living near a good park drastically reduces the well-being gap between rich and poor, research shows.

HIV infection case: Accused seeks further name suppression

An Auckland man accused of infecting another man with HIV has applied for continued name suppression, supported by the police. The…

Euthanasia case heard in High Court

Allowing other parties to weigh in on a terminally ill woman Lecretia Seales' euthanasia bid would cause intolerable and…

Want to quit smoking? Switching to e-cigarettes won't help

A study published in the leading journal Addiction might just change everything for electronic cigarettes.

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Health Minister promotes, receives flu jab
Health Minister promotes, receives flu jab

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman kicked off the annual influenza immunisation campaign in Wellington by getting his flu…

Meditation 'as good as drugs'
Meditation 'as good as drugs'

Meditation is as good as anti-depressants for tackling depression, a major study has suggested.

'Flying' baby's mission
'Flying' baby's mission

A series of photographs hopes to raise awareness and "show people with Down Syndrome can do anything they put their minds…

Impact of euthanasia
Impact of euthanasia

A group opposed to euthanasia says allowing terminally ill woman Lecretia Seales to take a lethal dose of drugs would have…

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No free GP visits for all kids
No free GP visits for all kids

The Government will not be paying for all primary aged children to attend the doctor for free, documents…

Don't have to finish pills

Most people believe that it’s essential to finish a course of antibiotics to prevent antibiotic resistance. But this advice…

Groups seek to join Lecretia Seales euthanasia litigation

The Human Rights Commission and two other groups want to join a legal challenge by a terminally ill woman seeking the right…

Teen died after monitoring stopped

A nurse faces a possible discliplinary hearing over her care of a 15-year-old boy who died while recovering from surgery…

What is your obesity 'type'?
What is your obesity 'type'?

Scientists call for a new style of bespoke treatment rather than a "one size fits all" approach to tackling…

Jane Ussher: Is PMS icecream offensive or funny?

Is the packaging for a range of “ice-cream that understands PMS” created by a 21-year-old American graphic designer funny…

Louise Thompson: Ch-ch-ch-changes

I am all about change and growth. People come to a life coach because they want radical change - life is not feeling as…

Should professions like pilots have less medical privacy?

Since it was revealed that the co-pilot who purposefully crashed Germanwings Flight 9525, killing 150 people had been treated…

Kindy kids are blood buddies

Luca Enna, 4, knows that when his best friend - who has a blood condition - gets hurt on the playground, he must tell a…

Vaccination warning ahead of potential whooping cough epidemic
Vaccination warning ahead of potential whooping cough epidemic

Parents are being warned to vaccinate themselves and their children ahead of a potential whooping cough…

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