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Smokers join Stoptober campaign
Smokers join Stoptober campaign

Hundreds of smokers have joined a Stoptober campaign to give up the habit, and many more will try to quit on their own -…

Energy drinks could be making you more tired, experts warn

Soaring numbers of of teenage girls are suffering iron deficiency because they consume too many energy drinks, experts have…

Deep-fried Mars' stroke danger

It has been hailed as Scotland's most unhealthy snack, dripping with sugar and covered in fat. And now doctors have warned…

When cigarette packs look the same, fewer people buy them

France is on the verge of introducing some of the most stringent anti-smoking legislation in the world, following Australia's…

Travellers' Tips

Travel tidbits and deals of the week Travel tidbits and deals of the week

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

Winston Aldworth: Swapping adventure for a spot of pampering Winston Aldworth: Swapping adventure for a spot of pampering

We Kiwis have tended to think of ourselves as adventurous…

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All you need to know about oil
All you need to know about oil

Do we need another expensive oil in the pantry? And if so, what on earth do we use it for? Delaney Mes explains.

Sexually active teen girls should use implants - experts
Sexually active teen girls should use implants - experts

Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants - long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe…

Antibiotics 'link to child obesity'
Antibiotics 'link to child obesity'

Children who are given antibiotics in the first two years of their lives are at greater risk of becoming obese in early…

Not just an Auckland hospital
Not just an Auckland hospital

Starship isn't just an Auckland hospital - it's the national children's hospital. Here's why it matters to all of New Zealand…

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Zest for life after brush with tumour
Zest for life after brush with tumour

Toby Cunliffe-Steel had a golfball-sized tumour in his brain. He wouldn't be here without the care Starship…

Name your fear and cuddle it

Depression and anxiety are about fear, says Sir John Kirwan. Here he highlights ways young people can overcome that fear…

Music to ease pain of bad times

Kelly Harrison started cutting herself when she was 13: "It wasn’t so much coping, it was more surviving." Now she's found…

Man coughs up blood after pharmacist's error

A man started coughing up blood and had to be hospitalised after a pharmacist gave him five times his usual dose of a blood…

Dave Shaw: Are carbs really evil?
Dave Shaw: Are carbs really evil?

Most nutrition debate these days is fuelled by carbs – or lack of. Our fear of fat has faded and now…

Why some men develop signs of pregnancy

A range of theories that have been proposed to explain Couvade syndrome.

Why Kiwis get good access to drugs

Kiwis have access to a good range of medications at the pharmacy - meaning we can self-manage common illnesses more easily…

Self-harming: One teen's personal tale

Ben Smith started cutting himself when he felt that nobody cared about him. He was only 14.

Rise in teen self-harm stats a paradox

Binge-drinking, violence and suicide are all declining, but our teenagers are enduring an escalating epidemic of self-harm…

FAQ: What is Help Our Kids?
FAQ: What is Help Our Kids?

Help Our Kids is a Herald campaign that aims to raise funds for Starship, the national children’s hospital…

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Five life-changing books
Five life-changing books

Coming up with books wasn't difficult - I love books. Narrowing my list down to only five was far trickier. But here goes…

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Royal baby could be named after Diana
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Kerr in a kimono: Is it ok?
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