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    Is there such thing as 'vegan depression'?

    Is there such thing as 'vegan depression'?


    As a child, Jennifer Connor did not feel rural life was idyllic. Instead, she suffered panic attacks, insomnia, depression, anger, and a sense of...

    As a child, Jennifer Connor did not feel rural life was idyllic. Instead, she suffered panic attacks, insomnia, depression, anger, and a sense of isolation.
    One hundred years after the Spanish Flu, where are the memorials?

    One hundred years after the Spanish Flu, where are the memorials?


    It was considered one of the deadliest natural disasters in history, but you'll struggle to find many memorials or plaques honouring those who died from Spanish Flu in New...

    It was considered one of the deadliest natural disasters in history, but you'll struggle to find many memorials or plaques honouring those who died from Spanish Flu in New Zealand.
    Helen Clark says gender parity is possible in Parliament

    Helen Clark says gender parity is possible in Parliament


    Former prime minister Helen Clark says New Zealand is probably two-to-three elections away from gender parity in Parliament, if the political parties put their minds to...

    Former prime minister Helen Clark says New Zealand is probably two-to-three elections away from gender parity in Parliament, if the political parties put their minds to it.
    Endometriosis: Don't suffer in silence, get answers

    Endometriosis: Don't suffer in silence, get answers


    A few months ago, I underwent a laparoscopy procedure to diagnose endometriosis. It was both a good and bad...

    A few months ago, I underwent a laparoscopy procedure to diagnose endometriosis. It was both a good and bad day. 
    Calling obesity a disease isn't the answer

    Calling obesity a disease isn't the answer


    OPINION: Two weeks ago, my six-year-old ran up to me on the beach in France, and asked: "Why does that little girl over there look like...


    OPINION: Two weeks ago, my six-year-old ran up to me on the beach in France, and asked: "Why does that little girl over there look like that?"
    Endometriosis: My painful lifelong curse

    Endometriosis: My painful lifelong curse


    Imagine living your life thinking the way you felt was normal and that everyone felt the same way. I was confused when I found out that most people actually didn't feel this...

    Imagine living your life thinking the way you felt was normal and that everyone felt the same way. I was confused when I found out that most people actually didn't feel this way.
    21-year-old woman goes blind from type 2 diabetes complications

    21-year-old woman goes blind from type 2 diabetes complications


    A woman who went blind aged 21 is just one of many young type 2 diabetics experiencing serious complications due to poor management of the...

    A woman who went blind aged 21 is just one of many young type 2 diabetics experiencing serious complications due to poor management of the condition. 
    Women of Influence Forum: Who else is sick of inspirational women?

    Women of Influence Forum: Who else is sick of inspirational women?


    OPINION: In the past week, I've been in two conversations which culminated with the phrase: "I'm sick of inspirational...

    OPINION: In the past week, I've been in two conversations which culminated with the phrase: "I'm sick of inspirational women."
    Scientists identify four personality types

    Scientists identify four personality types


    Personality tests are hugely popular, though if you ask working psychologists, they'll tell you the results are little better than astrological...

    Personality tests are hugely popular, though if you ask working psychologists, they'll tell you the results are little better than astrological signs.
    Programme combating obesity earns Woman of Influence nomination

    Programme combating obesity earns Woman of Influence nomination


    A programme designed to give children with obesity a healthier lifestyle has seen its lead author shortlisted for a Women of Influence...

    A programme designed to give children with obesity a healthier lifestyle has seen its lead author shortlisted for a Women of Influence award.
    The pain of being misdiagnosed with Alzheimer's

    The pain of being misdiagnosed with Alzheimer's


    Martin can recall, all too clearly, the day he received the devastating diagnosis of advanced Alzheimer's. He left the consultant's office, trying to understand how profoundly his life was going to...

    Martin can recall, all too clearly, the day he received the devastating diagnosis of advanced Alzheimer's. He left the consultant's office, trying to understand how profoundly his life was going to change.
    Dr Cathy Stephenson: The impact of noise

    Dr Cathy Stephenson: The impact of noise


    OPINION: I am lucky enough to be able to work from home a couple of days a...

    OPINION: I am lucky enough to be able to work from home a couple of days a week.
    Costs of daily aspirin may outweigh benefits for older adults, study finds

    Costs of daily aspirin may outweigh benefits for older adults, study finds


    A landmark US-Australian study has found taking aspirin daily does not improve the lifespan of people over 70, with researchers warning the costs may outweigh the benefits for healthy elderly people taking the medication to stave off various...

    A landmark US-Australian study has found taking aspirin daily does not improve the lifespan of people over 70, with researchers warning the costs may outweigh the benefits for healthy elderly people taking the medication to stave off various conditions.