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  • How to live longer: THIS diet could help you cheat early death

    1 September 2017 10:39 AM 29

    EATING five portions of fruit and vegetables a day has been the mantra of public health bosses for years. But now researchers have said eating four servings of fruit, vegetables or legumes every day is enough to reduce the risk of dying prematurely. Current guidelines recommend eating at least 400g of fruit, vegetables or legumes per day, the equivalent

  • Superstar DJ proves political hit in New Zealand

    31 August 2017 9:38 AM 14

    An inexperienced politician aged 37 is on course to become prime minister of New Zealand in next month’s general election after surging in opinion polls. Jacinda Ardern, who became leader of the Labour party a month ago, has tipped the election race on its head. Before her elevation Labour was well behind Bill English’s ruling National party. The latest

  • Shock poll shows New Zealand opposition leading ahead of election

    31 August 2017 9:33 AM 14

    New Zealand’s opposition Labour Party on Thursday took the lead in opinion polls ahead of next month’s election, continuing its resurgence under new leader Jacinda Ardern. The widely respected 1News-Colmar Brunton poll put Labour on 43 per cent, two points ahead of the ruling National Party’s 41. It is the first time Labour has polled better than National

  • 'Absolutely yes': Jacinda Ardern succinct and stubborn on medicinal cannabis use

    31 August 2017 8:10 AM 12

    Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has very firmly locked in her position on medicinal use of cannabis, a succinct answer in a debate strongly paralleled by National leader Bill English. In the TVNZ leaders debate, both were asked to answer in 30 seconds whether they would legalise cannabis for medicinal use, for pain relief or extending life. "I don't need 30 seconds

  • Beyond the commission: Controlling HIV

    30 August 2017 7:56 AM 13

    PREMIUM For more than a decade, the National AIDS Commission has been at the forefront of national campaigns against HIV and AIDS in Indonesia. Until now, it has become the centerpiece of national efforts to combat the human immunodeficiency virus and the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. However, the days of the commission, which has been a driving

  • Drinking this common drink is making you FAT

    29 August 2017 11:33 AM 17

    While a cup or three of coffee per day is necessary to keep the majority of us going, a new study has suggested that caffeinated coffee could be messing with your taste buds. The first of these experiments saw them drink decaffeinated coffee supplemented with 200mg of caffeine – the amount in a strong cup of coffee. In the second, they just had decaffeinated

  • Aussie Mum Accidentally Feeds Kids Dog Treats, Blames Woolworths

    29 August 2017 1:38 AM 17

    One Aussie mum has had an absolute 'mare, accidentally sending her kids to school with dog treats instead of regular old human biscuits. In a post that has gone viral on Facebook, Tania Toomey wrote to Woolworths squaring the blame directly onto the supermarket giant. Toomey claims that the 'Scooby Snacks' were situated on the biscuit aisle, right next to the Tiny Teddies

  • New Zealand beat England in thriller to lift World Cup

    26 August 2017 9:29 PM 12

    New Zealand produced a stunning second-half performance to beat England 41-32 in Belfast on Saturday and win the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup. Trailing 17-10 at half-time, the Black Ferns were irresistible after the break, scoring five tries at the Kingspan Stadium to go with their two from the first period as they dethroned the defending champions

  • NZ win Women's Rugby World Cup final

    26 August 2017 9:29 PM 12

    New Zealand's Black Ferns have defeated holders England 41-32 in a thrilling Women's Rugby World Cup final in Belfast. The New Zealanders scored seven tries to England's four, including a hat-trick by prop Toka Natua after fighting back from 17-5 just before halftime. It was the fifth successive final for England's Red Roses, but the fourth they have lost to New Zealand

  • Women's Rugby World Cup final: England 32-41 New Zealand

    26 August 2017 8:55 PM 14

    England's reign as world champions was ended by a magnificent performance from New Zealand as the Black Ferns ran in seven tries in Belfast. A penalty try and the first of Lydia Thompson's double helped England lead 17-5 approaching the break. But it was a narrow advantage having dominated territory and possession, and the Black Ferns then took control