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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 hopes that the treatment…

NZers are becoming more bionic

In just over a decade, thousands more older New Zealanders will be a little bit bionic, as more and more hip and knee replacements…

Supplementing the depression fight

Mental health concerns are one of the reasons why people use supplements, but are they really useful? We look at the top…

Peter Bromhead: Forgetting to diet

I wonder what the late Robin Williams would have deduced from a recently released study that suggests links between obesity…

Travellers' Tips

Cruising: Go with the flow Cruising: Go with the flow

Thanks to innovative ship design and imaginative itineraries…

Cruising: See food - don't eat it all Cruising: See food - don't eat it all

With islands of haute cuisine, the Celebrity Solstice…

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Great-gran's last wish comes true
Great-gran's last wish comes true

A great-grandmother and dementia sufferer who chose to take her life after publishing a lengthy manifesto about her belief…

Scientists reverse bad memories
Scientists reverse bad memories

Traumatic memories could be switched into pleasant recollections with a flash of light, scientists claim.

Medical: Old dope, new tricks
Medical: Old dope, new tricks

Medicinal cannabis is back in the news again after a planned trial to grow it in Norfolk Island was blocked by the federal…

A request to Pepsi - cut back on the sugar
A request to Pepsi - cut back on the sugar

India has asked US soft drinks giant PepsiCo to reduce the sugar content of its sodas as the country battles growing levels…

Health

$40m to reduce cancer treatment waiting times - National
$40m to reduce cancer treatment waiting times - National

National has announced $40 million in funding to reduce waiting times for cancer treatment and $50 million…

How climate change is bad for your health

Climate change poses a growing health threat, the UN has warned, saying extreme weather and rising temperatures could claim…

Hospitals struggle with flu surge

A hospital struggling with an upsurge of influenza and similar illnesses is appealing to patients to see their GP early…

Why I chose to end it all: 85-year-old

A NZ great-grandmother suffering from dementia took her own life with her husband at her side just hours after publishing…

Hangovers (partly) to blame on your genes - study
Hangovers (partly) to blame on your genes - study

Australian research indicates genetics account for half of the reason why one person wakes up hungover…

1D cure for age unhappiness

Experts on the process of ageing are recommending a dose of One Direction as part of their prescription for a happy and…

E-cigarettes serious health threat -WHO

Governments should ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors because they pose a "serious threat" to foetuses and young people…

Parents set bad example by staying glued to smartphones

Families are getting worse at communicating, parenting groups warn, as parents fail to set a good example to their children…

Women told: Read your medical reports

A breast cancer lobby group is urging women to read their own medical files and talk to their GP, after a doctor forgot…

Brian Rudman: Fluoridation debate drowned out by dirty tricks
Brian Rudman: Fluoridation debate drowned out by dirty tricks

Talk about bad timing. In a battle for the media -- and prime ministerial -- attention, the thumbs-up…

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Health & Wellbeing

Concern over 'sex superbug'
Concern over 'sex superbug'

Concerns are mounting over a powerful new form of gonorrhoea after a patient was found to have the highest level of drug…

Why the 'hair of the dog' really works
Dave Shaw: Fat shaming needs to stop
'50 Shades' dangers revealed
Louise Thompson: Magic forex formula
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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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