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Dr Joshua Freeman: Trade deal needs urgent check up
Dr Joshua Freeman: Trade deal needs urgent check up

New drugs and medical procedures undergo careful scrutiny before being foisted on the public. Nobody wants another Thalidomide…

Terminally ill woman delays death-date

A woman with terminal cancer whose video about planning to kill herself on Nov 1 went viral, says she will hold on a little…

454 major incidents at health boards

A baby died in a water-birth, a mother bled to death after giving birth, and a mental health patient with motor-skills trouble…

US nurse fighting Ebola quarantine

A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa said she would end her voluntary quarantine and even stepped briefly outside…

Travellers' Tips

Kia ora: Awhitu Peninsula Kia ora: Awhitu Peninsula

Natural beauty, action-packed adventure and heritage…

Trudy de Graaf: The apple's collateral damage Trudy de Graaf: The apple's collateral damage

Trudy de Graaf pleads with NZ Customs to consider…

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Red-hot river nears home in relentless flow
Red-hot river nears home in relentless flow

Rain fell yesterday on a red-hot river of lava as it threatened to consume its first home on its slow advance into a rural…

MS funding promises normality
MS funding promises normality

Thousands of New Zealand multiple sclerosis sufferers will gain a greater sense of normality with the funding of two revolutionary…

Why you need STI checks
Why you need STI checks

Sexuality is a means of pleasure, fulfilment and intimate connection with other humans. But it can also be a source of anguish…

'Dieting must die' - expert
'Dieting must die' - expert

Leading health authority Dr David Katz speaking exclusively to nzherald.co.nz, sharing his top five tips for families keen…

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New sun sensor app trialled in NZ schools
New sun sensor app trialled in NZ schools

A new sun sensor app is being trialled in New Zealand schools in a bid to improve children's sun safety…

Kiwi doctors get strict Ebola reminder

The Medical Council of New Zealand has issued an edict to the country's district health boards reminding doctors of their…

Coke to introduce low calorie green fizz

With less kilojoules, less sugar and less trademark red packaging, Coca-Cola's new Life drink, sweetened with plant extract…

Milk - is it really as good as we think?

Drinking more than three glasses of milk a day may not protect bones against breaking - and may even lead to higher rates…

Milk dangers exposed in new research
Milk dangers exposed in new research

Milk has long been recommended for boosting calcium intake, but new research suggests that it does little…

Alicia Silverstone: Move away from meat

Alicia Silverstone may have made her acting mark as a Clueless valley girl, but these days she'd rather be known as someone…

Sex with 20 women lowers prostate risks

Sleeping with numerous women protects a man from prostate cancer, a study has found. But the same does not apply to gay…

Google working on pill to search bodies for disease

Google is exploring a way to search inside people's bodies for early signs of deadly illnesses such as cancer or heart disease…

$2m helps put babes into pods

Sir Ray Avery's revolutionary baby incubator has been designed with the best of Kiwi ingenuity, the Auckland scientist and…

Help Our Kids: Keyhole ops the kindest cut
Help Our Kids: Keyhole ops the kindest cut

When the Starship opened, the standard operation to remove a child's diseased appendix required a surgical…

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Exercise

On the move
On the move

Measuring your fitness levels with advanced tracking gadgets is growing ever popular — and it’s not just for tech-heads…

This fitness fad's out of puff
'Healthy' marketing for sports drinks opposed
Sutton gets to play it cool
Does 'magic weightloss' work?
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