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Doctors told 'practice what you preach'
Doctors told 'practice what you preach'

Doctors have been told to "practice what they preach" in a study that has found medical professionals regularly risk infecting…

IVF's ethical inconsistency

Although IVF treatments are widely accepted in New Zealand, it is ethically inconsistent that the human embryo research…

US preparing to receive Ebola patient

A hospital in the southern United States is preparing to receive an Ebola patient, with reports it could be one of two Americans…

Over five-a-day makes no difference - study

British nutritionists threw down the gauntlet to dietary guidelines in April by declaring seven daily portions of fresh…

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Ebola 'out of control' as fears grow
Ebola 'out of control' as fears grow

Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents have grown. European and Asian countries are…

Study finds sleep issues start young
Study finds sleep issues start young

Nearly 40 per cent of Auckland University students in a survey had significant sleep problems, with depression and anxiety…

Mums more likely to use Google than Dr for sick kids
Mums more likely to use Google than Dr for sick kids

Mothers are more likely to turn to "Dr Google" than their family doctor to seek advice if their child is poorly, a British…

Booze kills 15 Aussies per day - report
Booze kills 15 Aussies per day - report

Alcohol kills 15 and hospitalises 430 Australians every day, a new report says. In a decade, the number of fatalities linked…

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Measles case reported in Northland
Measles case reported in Northland

A case of measles has been confirmed in Northland this week. Northland District Health Board has reported…

Preterm babies' brains catch up in teenage years

The brains of premature babies can perform almost as well as those born at full-term by the time they're teenagers, depending…

NZ plans for ebola outbreak

New Zealand health experts are making contingency plans to manage the ebola virus in case the deadly disease arrives from…

Airline stops flights into Ebola cities

A leading doctor who risked his life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died from the disease, as a major regional airline…

Fitness trainer dies after jog with kids
Fitness trainer dies after jog with kids

A popular gym instructor and trainer has died after collapsing while out running with his children.

116 measles cases reported in Waikato

Health officials in Waikato have now been notified of 116 confirmed cases of measles. The Waikato District Health Board's…

Tracking devices give assisted living a boost

Benchmark Senior Living in the US gives each resident a "pendant": a device, worn around the neck that uses Wi-Fi to signal…

Labour promises $2 boost in minimum wage

A $2-an-hour boost to the minimum wage, scrapping the 90-day work trial, and a Commission of Inquiry to set industry standards…

Brian Rudman: Taking a broad jab at the flu not to be sniffed at

We humans are a strange lot. Punching or stabbing or running down your neighbour in your car is severely frowned upon. Even…

Alastair Blanshard: Look beyond abs for measure of Hercules' masculinity
Alastair Blanshard: Look beyond abs for measure of Hercules' masculinity

Who wants to be Hercules? Judging by the huge amount of internet interest in the diet and fitness regime…

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