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DNA clues could predict when people will die
DNA clues could predict when people will die

Chemical changes in DNA can help us understand people’s “biological age” - a measure of how old their body is that seems…

Breast cancer sufferer labelled a 'sick freak'

Thousands of social media users have shown their support for a breast cancer sufferer after a stranger told her she was…

Passion takes the lead for older women

Midlife crisis? What crisis? Suzanne McFadden meets three women in their 40s reinventing their lives.

The science of why we lie

We tell 10 lies every week — but what’s the reasoning behind so many untruths, asks Olivia Goldhill.

Travellers' Tips

Room check: Kinloch Lodge, Glenorchy Room check: Kinloch Lodge, Glenorchy

Shandelle Battersby checks into a remote Central Otago…

Kia ora: Waihi Kia ora: Waihi

Community spirit, cool cafes and amazing walks add…

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Inquiries into botched home operations
Inquiries into botched home operations

Two investigations are under way after botched home circumcisions resulted in 10 boys being taken to hospital - one of whom…

Mum and baby's deaths 'preventable'
Mum and baby's deaths 'preventable'

The deaths of a young mother and her newborn son might have been prevented had the mother received the care of an obstetrician…

Child poverty - a lesson for Key's team
Child poverty - a lesson for Key's team

In the flush of election victory, John Key said something about tackling child poverty in this term. He was looking for…

Has a kid found a cancer cure?
Has a kid found a cancer cure?

In most families, dinner table conversation is restricted to what happened at school or whether homework has been completed…

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What your food cravings mean
What your food cravings mean

Experts say that cravings are the body's way of telling us that something is missing. But what do our…

Boost in Parkinson's battle

An innovative concept which would override the damaging brain patterns of Parkinson's disease could give new hope to sufferers…

Future Auckland: Recreation and leisure

In the final part of our Future Auckland series, we aim to stimulate debate.

How to keep cool on hot days

Are neck, hand or forearm cooling, ice-cube sucking or cold showers effective ways to lose heat on those dog days of summer?…

Heartburn could signify cancer
Heartburn could signify cancer

Having heartburn most days for three weeks or more can be a sign of cancer, according to a British health…

'Snail facials' slip in to spas (+video)

The fact that this latest addition to the global beauty and wellness craze "snail facials" should surface in the hills of…

Crying guys - why the taboo?

When I cried in public, I refused to hide it - not at funerals, not at the movies when the house lights came up...

Years to wait for breast reconstruction

A 33-year-old Dunedin woman left with just one breast after cancer says she's waited two years for surgery - and will have…

Teachers struggle to find voice

Being a teacher doesn't just mean losing your patience with unruly pupils - it can also mean losing your voice.

Future Auckland: Health
Future Auckland: Health

In part four of the Herald series on how to make Auckland better, we look at the pros and cons of health-care…

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