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Should pre-teens take contraception?

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Who's most at risk of rickets?

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What's the point of rainbow pics?

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The father-of-two said he would regularly down two or three beers and two or three wines a night and more on the weekend…

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More New Zealanders are ending up unintentionally childless and the childless rate is higher for professional women.

The stars of bars slug it out
The stars of bars slug it out

Some of the country's best bartenders showcased their "mixologist" skills in Auckland last night.

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Reasons you're losing libido

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