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Baby pain can have later-life effects
Baby pain can have later-life effects

When newborns are subjected to pain from medical procedures, it shapes brain development and can leave them with an altered…

Love thy Neighbour?

The flat next door to us is occupied by a man who is such a complete mystery to us that we wonder whether one day, while…

Determined to make a difference and raise diabetes awareness

Diabetes has affected Heidi-Jane Humphries for years, but she's on a mission to show people that the condition doesn't need…

Teenage smoking rate plummets

Smoking among New Zealand 14 and 15-year-olds, has dipped below 3 per cent for the first time.

Travellers' Tips

Ten of the best places to travel solo Ten of the best places to travel solo

Travelling with friends or family is grand, but sometimes…

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E-cigs much safer than normal smokes - study
E-cigs much safer than normal smokes - study

Vapour from e-cigarettes has a fraction of the toxins of traditional cigarettes, and much less nicotine, a new study has…

Should payments to doctors be public?
Should payments to doctors be public?

Medical suppliers' payments to doctors should be opened to public scrutiny, say a group of health and science experts.

Couple's CrossFit engagement photos
Couple's CrossFit engagement photos

Engaged couple Iliana and Joe headed to their local gym for a unique engagement photoshoot - a CrossFit session.

'Menopause' is no longer a dirty word
'Menopause' is no longer a dirty word

A woman like Angelina Jolie using the scary M Word is a huge breakthrough, says columnist Allison Pearson.

Health

Comment: Why anti-vaxxers just ‘know’ they’re right
Comment: Why anti-vaxxers just ‘know’ they’re right

"The matter is not as simple as plain stupidity. Some anti-vaxxers are not that stupid, and some stupid…

Is the internet giving us all ADHD?

It's no secret that the internet presents a bevy of distractions. Many of us have grudgingly accepted perpetual scatterbrain…

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?…

photos CrossFit couple's engagement photos
CrossFit couple's engagement photos

Engaged couple Iliana and Joe headed to their local gym for part of their unique engagement photoshoot…

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…

'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

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…

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Health & Wellbeing

Marital bliss, keeping score?
Marital bliss, keeping score?

This column highlights a 'blinding flash of insight' business, cultural and sports leaders have experienced, and how this…

Dangers of too much sleep
Comment: Angelina Jolie is saving lives
No regrets over eradicating rogue gene
Twelve Questions: Dr Sue Fleming
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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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