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The real reason we yawn
The real reason we yawn

While yawning is often associated with being bored, scientists say that idea doesn't quite stack up.

Why did this model's leg double in size?

She was left horrified when her leg began ballooning during her pregnancy.

Seales' husband makes emotional appeal

The present law on euthanasia forces people to suffer against their wishes, says Matt Vickers, the husband of Lecretia Seales…

Rudman: Money at source of water woes

COMMENT: Question is not how supply gets toxic but why govt won't pay to keep it safe.

Kiwis want more spent on health research
Kiwis want more spent on health research

Improving hospitals and health care tops our wish-list for Government action, an online survey shows.

Why eating pasta could help control weight
Why eating pasta could help control weight

After years of being told to avoid our favourite starchy meals, research suggests a certain type of carb won't expand the…

150 exposed to measles in Auckland
150 exposed to measles in Auckland

Health service finds "evolving number" of people were exposed to measles virus in four diffrent city locations.

Study explores mental health-heart risk link
Study explores mental health-heart risk link

A new study investigating intriguing links between mental illness and heart disease risk is among $1.5 million in grants…

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School closes after E. coli scare
School closes after E. coli scare

A Hawke's Bay school has been closed after the discovery of E. coli in its own private bore.

Psychologist stole Karen Walker dress

The psychologist who shoplifted a Karen Walker designer dress has had conditions placed on her practice by a disciplinary…

Uni student diagnosed with meningitis

A male student at Massey University campus in Wellington has been diagnosed with meningitis.

What happens when you go gluten free

What's the go with gluten free eating; should we all be doing it and is it actually healthier?

School rolls begin to return to normal
School rolls begin to return to normal

Havelock North Schools were back in full swing yesterday. It comes after they closed because of…

New cancer drugs save lives - study

Study for drugs industry group finds new cancer medicines extend patients' survival rates, reduce hospital admissions, save…

Gastro probe to seek lessons for NZ

Laying charges over the Havelock North gastro outbreak will be a call for organisations like the council or police, Prime…

Capitalism is great, selling death isn't

COMMENT: Cigarette companies are proof that, if you get an early start, you join the ranks of the respectable. Safe for…

Doctor pierces bowel instead of uterus

A doctor has been criticised for piercing a woman's bowel instead of her uterus in a report released today.

Toddler got wrong vaccination
Toddler got wrong vaccination

A Health and Disability report released today found a toddler was given wrong vaccination.

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