Health & nutrition
Mac and cheese and Marmite sandwiches don't cut it at many childcare centres these days - think quinoa, wild rice and pulled pork instead.
Give-away toys and cartoon characters on junk food should be banned, scientists say.
Audit orders action on a litany of hygiene issues at Wellington Hospital, with the children's ward among the worst areas.
Watching her son take his first step was the best present Rachael Bartle could have wished for.
Parents successfully fought for radical operation that saved their son's sight.
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As little as a torn toenail can land him in hospital, but all Flynn Brodie cares about is being cool.
Leah Southard has been hooked up to a feeding tube her whole life - now she can eat, the transition is proving painful.
Kids who are given larger bowls of food are more than likely to overeat or waste the excess food, according to a new study.
A mother has been fined by her daycare because the homemade leftovers she sent for her children's lunch didn't include grains.
Although we might recall chickenpox as a small but annoying blip on our childhood radar, it can be dangerous.
Why is it still so hard to diagnose ADHD? And why is there so much emotional baggage associated with treating it?
Using games and stickers can tempt children to try new vegetables, a new study shows.
Health authorities are rushing to put a lid on a hepatitis A epidemic that has gripped Ashburton preschools.
I didn't expect to be confronted with this issue so early in my daughter's life. After all, she is only four.
A trial dose of a groundbreaking new gel saved Molly Milroy from brain damage, her mother says.
Bouncing on a trampoline could kill Blake Solomon who is only four years old.
Hoping kids will simply "grow out of" allergies is no longer good enough, experts say.
As a parent it can be incredibly hard to get our kids eating what we know they should eat. So a new study caught my attention.
One night in a frigid bedroom can harm a child's lung function for up to a fortnight, study says.
Until the moment parenthood arrives, few people would anticipate how much time and concern could be generated over the bowel habits of a small child.
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