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Rest home, nurse faulted over death
Rest home, nurse faulted over death

A rest home company and an inexperienced graduate nurse have been faulted over the death of an elderly woman from dehydration…

Is this the oldest person ever?

A Mexican woman has become the oldest human to have ever lived after reaching the grand old age of 127 - but she lost her…

Is breakfast really overrated?

We've all heard the saying, and I bet most of us have said it: "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day".

Parents who took sick son arrested

The parents of a five-year-old British boy with a brain tumour have been arrested, after they took him to Spain when the…

Travellers' Tips

Winston Aldworth: Key's regional winner over Air NZ prices Winston Aldworth: Key's regional winner over Air NZ prices

Amid the scandals, resignations and email hackings…

Holidays make beach bums of us, survey Holidays make beach bums of us, survey

There's nothing New Zealanders love more than a holiday…

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Hopes pinned to $150k drug
Hopes pinned to $150k drug

Young Aucklander Sally Xu will die soon unless she can raise $150,000 for a new cancer medicine.

Get ready to go around the lake
Get ready to go around the lake

The nation's biggest cycle challenge is in three months, so start training now.

Cycling: Poole wants to swim, not sink
Cycling: Poole wants to swim, not sink

Last weekend was one of the worst in Michael Poole's sporting life, writes Andrew Alderson.

Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study
Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment…

Health

Major computer system crash at hospital
Major computer system crash at hospital

Patients at Middlemore Hospital have faced long delays today after a major computer system crash, affecting…

NZers are becoming more bionic

In just over a decade, thousands more older New Zealanders will be a little bit bionic, as more and more hip and knee replacements…

Supplementing the depression fight

Mental health concerns are one of the reasons why people use supplements, but are they really useful? We look at the top…

Peter Bromhead: Forgetting to diet

I wonder what the late Robin Williams would have deduced from a recently released study that suggests links between obesity…

Great-gran's last wish comes true
Great-gran's last wish comes true

A great-grandmother and dementia sufferer who chose to take her life after publishing a lengthy manifesto…

$40m to reduce cancer treatment waiting times - National

National has announced $40 million in funding to reduce waiting times for cancer treatment and $50 million for more elective…

Scientists reverse bad memories

Traumatic memories could be switched into pleasant recollections with a flash of light, scientists claim.

Medical: Old dope, new tricks

Medicinal cannabis is back in the news again after a planned trial to grow it in Norfolk Island was blocked by the federal…

A request to Pepsi - cut back on the sugar

India has asked US soft drinks giant PepsiCo to reduce the sugar content of its sodas as the country battles growing levels…

How climate change is bad for your health
How climate change is bad for your health

Climate change poses a growing health threat, the UN has warned, saying extreme weather and rising temperatures…

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Exercise

Making them run faster, jump higher
Making them run faster, jump higher

If athletes were race cars, Professor Michael McGuigan of AUT University's Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand…

Rocks-and-mud runs attract all
Exercise and diet go hand in hand
Can running be bad for you?
Un-processing processed food
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