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Diet reduces illness risk in six weeks
15 January 2013
An Auckland University study has found healthy people can reduce their chance of developing a chronic disease later in life by changing their diet.
Potential health risk from damaged rentals
The Canterbury District Health Board is urging landlords renting earthquake-damaged homes to ensure they are healthy for tenants....
Kiwis fall short on fitness: survey
Ten per cent of Kiwis fail to do any exercise and the city with the laziest residents is Auckland, a survey reveals....
Smokers sign up to kick habit
A 10 per cent hike in tobacco tax is being credited with one of the reasons why more than 2000 people have signed up to quit smoking so far this year....
NZ shares rise to new five-year high
Ryman Healthcare gained 2.4 per cent and fellow retirement village operator Metlifecare gained 2.6 per cent, as the NZX 50 Index hit a new five-year high....
Transplant team had hand in Hallam surgery
Fifteen years after New Zealand man Clint Hallam received the first ever hand transplant, doctors in the UK have grafted a hand onto a 51-year-old man....
Mum to appeal against son's treatment
New Zealand woman Sally Roberts says she will appeal a British court decision in another attempt to prevent her son having cancer treatment....
Tax to smoke out the quitters
Smoking cessation service Quitline is hoping a 10 per cent increase in tobacco tax will see more people use its 0800 number in the New Year....
Jockey's death hits NZ racing industry
31 Dec 2012:
Australia-based Canterbury jockey Ashlee Mundy's death after a fall at the Kurow races has come as a huge shock, says trainer Lisa Rae....
NZ, Aust beef cleared over E.coli outbreak
30 Dec 2012:
An investigation in Canada has been unable to find a link between tainted burgers and beef imported from New Zealand and Australia....
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