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First-born women more likely to be obese: study

First-born women more likely to be obese: study

First-born women are 40 per cent more likely to be obese than their younger sisters, according a study led by a Kiwi academic.

Journalist writing new life on the farm

Journalist writing new life on the farm

Gumboots are more part of Nigel Stirling's wardrobe than suits these days but the former journalist has not gone "cold turkey'' on his news background, despite the demands of farming life. He tells Hamish McLean about his return to the family farm in South Otago.

Buyer's Guide New Zealand Wines 2015: 'Growing sense of optimism'

Buyer's Guide New Zealand Wines 2015: 'Growing sense of optimism'

Essential for wine lovers, Michael Cooper's annual Buyer's Guide New Zealand Wines 2015 (Upstart Press), now in its 23rd edition, is more upbeat than in recent years.

Cookbooks

Cookbooks

Fans of 2012 Masterchef winner Chelsea Winter will want to check out her new cookbook, Everyday delicious (Random House).

Antibiotics 'link to child obesity'

Children who are given antibiotics in the first two years of their lives are at greater risk of becoming obese in early childhood, a study suggests.

Is 'Fifty Shades' dangerous reading?

Is 'Fifty Shades' dangerous reading?

Young women who have read "Fifty Shades of Grey" are more likely to exhibit signs of eating disorders and have a verbally abusive partner, according to recent US study.

Brushing up on healthy gums

Bleeding gums are very common but that doesn't mean you should ignore them. They're usually a sign of gum (periodontal) disease.

Is big tobacco jumping ship?

Is big tobacco jumping ship?

Big tobacco is setting its sights on the $US3 billion e-cigarette industry. On the surface, it looks like a pre-emptive move to neutralise a profit threat. But, as Becky Freeman writes, the strategy may actually be to normalise smoking again and undermine decades of anti-smoking campaigns.

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