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Double mastectomy not worth risk
Double mastectomy not worth risk

Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn't boost survival chances for most women, compared with…

Escaped Ebola patient terrorises market

Disturbing video footage shows an Ebola victim who'd escaped from hospital walking through a Monrovia market, sending hundreds…

Parents of brain tumour boy released

Spanish officials have ordered the immediate release of a detained British couple who were wanted by police in the United…

Scooter aids cancer sufferers

It started as a "boys' weekend" in 2009, but has grown into a major fundraiser.

Travellers' Tips

My holidays: David Shearer My holidays: David Shearer

The Mt Albert MP and Labour Spokesman for Foreign…

Nic Hamilton: Death from above Nic Hamilton: Death from above

An in-flight medical emergency, with no doctors on…

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Women can't 'locate vagina'
Women can't 'locate vagina'

Research for gynaecological cancer awareness month shows worrying face of women’s knowledge of diseases’ warning signs.

Does 'magic weightloss' work?
Does 'magic weightloss' work?

Fitness professional Sam Bluemel investigates the 'magic weightloss' options available reveals the dangers that can be associated…

Patient died after X-ray review failure
Patient died after X-ray review failure

Southern District Health Board told to apologise to man's family and and review its processes after post-surgery death.

Tea: Why it's time to switch
Tea: Why it's time to switch

Have a glass of wine with dinner - but afterwards you should swap that coffee for a cup of tea if you want to live longer…

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Sick boy's parents remain in detention
Sick boy's parents remain in detention

A Spanish judge has extended the detention of a British couple arrested for taking their sick son from…

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…

Dave Shaw: Is breakfast 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
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…

Hopes pinned to $150k drug

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

Major computer system crash at hospital

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

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

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…

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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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