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Where to live for the longest life
Where to live for the longest life

Life expectancy at birth for NZ females was on average 83.2 years compared with 79.5 years for males in the 2012-14 period…

Why 'dry shampoo' can give you bald patches

The increasingly popular product can have a number of unexpected - and highly unpleasant - side effects, hair care specialists…

Overhaul of health funding welcomed

A major overhaul of how public health services are funded is being explored - with Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcoming…

Is this a powerful new way to beat breast cancer?

Researchers found a class of inexpensive, existing generic called aromatase inhibitors, which suppress hormones, reduce…

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 -…

My holidays: Phil Spector My holidays: Phil Spector

Cocktail genius Phil Spector shares his holiday wisdom…

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'The most complex identity fraud'
'The most complex identity fraud'

A doctor acting as a psychiatrist in Waikato allegedly used legitimate documents and referees belonging to another man with…

What causes headaches?
What causes headaches?

We all get headaches from time to time. In fact, nearly every second person in the world had a headache at least once in…

Do placebos really work?
Do placebos really work?

The placebo effect is real - even if you know the treatment you've been given has no medical value, research has concluded…

Why you should be sarcastic
Why you should be sarcastic

Sarcasm may be the lowest form of wit, but psychologists have found that it makes people more creative. Even those at the…

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Puppy love at heart of dog appeal
Puppy love at heart of dog appeal

When Cleo the golden Labrador came into the life of little Melissa, who has Type 1 diabetes, the assistance…

Cannabis spray considered for public funding

A cannabis spray used to treat epilepsy, pain and multiple sclerosis will be considered for public funding next month.

'This is a problem for the whole of NZ'

So-called Hindu 'witch doctors' have some in the Auckland Indian community living in fear of black magic curses, with claims…

Midwife apologises over death of baby

A midwife has apologised and been ordered to get training after the death of a prematurely-born baby.

Woman who lost 85kg hits back at haters
Woman who lost 85kg hits back at haters

An Auckland woman who posted photos of her remarkable weight loss on Instagram has hit back at commenters…

The benefits of sleeping on it

Last-minute cramming for an exam before going to bed might be a good tactic for students, according to new research on the…

Inspection following psychiatrist's alleged fraud

An inspection of Waikato District Health Board's mental health service has been announced following the arrest of a man…

Kids using iPads at risk of chronic pain

Children who spend more than 30 minutes on their iPads in one sitting could be sowing the seeds for chronic neck and back…

Why time flies as we get older

The passage of time is a puzzling thing. While few will dispute that a minute comprises 60 seconds, the perception of time…

Witch doctors 'suck money out of people'
Witch doctors 'suck money out of people'

Allegations South Auckland is rife with witch doctors preying on vulnerable people have prompted a stern…

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