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Kiwis told eat less sugar
Kiwis told eat less sugar

Kiwis need to carve about six teaspoons of sugar out of our daily diets if we're to meet new international suggestions for…

Multisport: Stepping out on a mission to rediscover fitness and healthy living

James Vunileva is on a mission to get healthy, and he will take his first big step towards achieving this goal in this month's…

NZ plane passengers exposed to measles

Passengers on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Auckland last month have been exposed to measles, public health officials have…

Mediterranean diet is 'better than exercise' - study

A Mediterranean diet is more protective against heart disease than exercise, a new study has revealed.

Peter Bromhead: 'Penile prosthesis procedures keep the wolf from the door'
Peter Bromhead: 'Penile prosthesis procedures keep the wolf from the door'

Attending a fundraising dinner recently, I found myself sitting next to a surgeon from the United States, writes Peter Bromhead…

Is coffee good for you?
Is coffee good for you?

There's still a lot of work that needs to be done to make the leap between coffee not being bad for you and coffee being…

Volunteers take LSD for study
Volunteers take LSD for study

A group of 20 British volunteers are the first in the world to have had their brains scanned while high on LSD. The controversial…

Two lessons - one on cricket, one on HIV
Two lessons - one on cricket, one on HIV

Seventeen young Auckland cricketers got a double lesson from South African Cricket World Cup players - one in cricket, and…

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WHO: World must slash sugar
WHO: World must slash sugar

The world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their intake to just six to 12 teaspoons…

Controversial mouse study could help kill cancer

A provocative study in mice suggests something as simple as breathing in extra oxygen might give immune cells a boost in…

Spider venom could stop pain - research

Spider venom may contain a long-sought secret ingredient for an effective, long-term painkiller, Australian researchers…

Tracking Alzheimer patients?

Police are supporting the use of tracking devices on Alzheimer's sufferers to prevent costly and sometimes futile efforts…

US McDonald's dropping antibiotics
US McDonald's dropping antibiotics

McDonald's in the US says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics commonly used in…

We crave that sweet taste - but at what cost?

Natural alternatives to sugar sweeteners exist, but even they have pitfalls if consumed in excess. We are hard-wired to…

Jane Shilling: Why get up at the crack of dawn?

Since I was little girl I have felt there is some secret complicity about starting the day at first light that binds together…

Breast milk research could help cure cancer

Research into how breast milk is produced could help in the search for a breast cancer cure.

Baby formula advertising facing ban

Mums with babies aged under six months could see the advertising of infant milk formula for their children banned.

Parents arrested for refusing vaccine
Parents arrested for refusing vaccine

Police in northwest Pakistan have arrested more than 450 parents for refusing to vaccinate their children…

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