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CHILD OBESITY

I want my son to lose weight

My son, age 8, is very overweight. We've talked about how he has to start eating less and get more exercise - what else can I do?

Worst nit infestation ever?

In a video sure to make your skin crawl, a mother combs thousands of lice and eggs out of her daughter's hair.

Why French kids aren't fat

In France, children are taught about healthy eating from the time they start school, where they sit down to a four-course meal each lunch time.

Students eat their words

Manurewa East School students learned about different foods before putting their cooking skills to the test.

Splitting for daughter's sake

A Northland family is being torn apart in their bid to give their six-year-old daughter cannabis oil.

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Shay Wells

'He'll never walk again'

He was told the worst after a spinal stroke, but Shay Wells is getting back on his feet.

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Kids shave to support friend

Students at Wellington school take part in a "fun-razor" to raise money for cancer charity.

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Lolly stick jammed in boy's gut

A five-year-old boy spent eight months in pain after accidentally swallowing plastic Chupa Chup stick.

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Jailed for cancer hoax

An Australian mother has been jailed for poisoning her healthy daughter with cancer drugs for the attention.

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A painful wait for surgery

A 6-year-old who fell off a flying fox at school and needed surgery had to wait 27 hours at Hawke's Bay Hospital.

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Calcium for kids who hate milk

There are countless appetising ways to ensure a child consumes the calcium they need that don't involve milk or cheese.

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How kids get overweight

Overweight kids don't necessarily eat lots of fast food or biscuits. Take a look at how easy it is to feed your child the wrong things.

Alice Johnston

School after liver transplant

Fit, healthy and starting school. Alice Johnston, 5, has come a long way from her tough start in life as one of New Zealand's youngest liver transplant patients.

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A dream come true

After battling stage four cancer, five-year-old Addy got to make her pop star wish come true. Hear her roar.

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NitBusters a 'band aid'

A new initiative to combat nits in low decile schools has been labelled 'waste of time'.

Lacey Spears

Suspicious death

Mummy blogger Lacey Spears is being investigated after her son died of a suspected salt overdose.

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Extra funding thrills family

The Earl family are celebrating after the Government announced it would now fund two cochlear implants.

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Ipad offers hope

An iPad is allowing Jordan Winther to understand and communicate with those around him.

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Children pondering suicide

South Canterbury children as young as 8 are seeking help for suicidal thoughts, according to a counsellor.

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When kids reject veges

Pressuring kids to eat veges tends to backfire by spurring negative emotions, so what can you do to get them to eat their greens?

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