Otago Daily Times: Travel

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.

Thinking Allowed: Just blame it on London

Let's face it. There's a lot wrong with the world these days. But two things make me really mad. Stainless steel pineapple slicers and planned obsolescence. Let me explain.

Balancing the risk

Balancing the risk

Evidence continues to pile up that you are what you eat. And as Tim Crowe writes, there are also lessons about avoiding cancer.

Thinking Allowed: For crying out loud

Here is a millstone to grow up with: big boys don't cry.

Getting to heart of problem

There are ways to outrun varicose veins, writes Caroline Robinson.

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