Penis birth defect unexplained
Penis birth defect unexplained

A condition which causes baby boys to be born with deformed penises is becoming more common in Sweden, for reasons unknown…

NZ's best beers named
NZ's best beers named

A one-man craft beer operation in Nelson has been declared New Zealand's top brewery.

'Shock and kill' approach cures mice of HIV in world first
'Shock and kill' approach cures mice of HIV in world first

A combination of four drugs can flush out HIV-infected cells from hidden reservoirs in the body and kill them with a boost…

Breastfeeding mums cut postnatal depression risk in half
Breastfeeding mums cut postnatal depression risk in half

Women who do not breastfeed their babies are at a higher risk of postnatal depression, according to a major study of more…

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Juanita Feros Ruys: Sound parental advice is timeless
Juanita Feros Ruys: Sound parental advice is timeless

Are you a helicopter parent, Perhaps "snowplough" or "free range" is more your style. Much of the advice…

Bizarre celebrity baby names

Christina Aguilera and fiancé Matt Rutler welcomed baby Summer Rain Rutler into the world recently. As far as celebrity…

'Long Live the Nazis' dish renamed

The restaurant's owner said she thought the name would help customers when choosing their meal.

Sinister origins of rhymes

We all know the words, but have we thought much about their meaning? Here are seven classic nursery rhymes that have morbid…

Could lederhosen be cool?
Could lederhosen be cool?

Picture this: A woman walking down the street wearing a dirndl skirt and bust-hugging bodice paired…

Dawkins: 'Abort it and try again'

Atheist writer Richard Dawkins says it is 'immoral' to allow foetuses with Down’s syndrome to be born.

Missing model found alive

Sudanese model Ataui Deng, 22, has been found alive in a New York City hospital two weeks after going missing.

Bieber and Swift scents a bit on the nose

Executives at cosmetics giant Elizabeth Arden have blamed poor sales of Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift’s fragrances for…

Personality plus for over-50s

Worried 30- and 40-year-olds can take heart -- by the time middle age hits, your personality will chill out, according to…

It's a French woman's duty to wear a bikini, says ex-minister
It's a French woman's duty to wear a bikini, says ex-minister

It is a French woman's duty to wear a bikini on a beach, says the former minister for families, Nadine…

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