Health & nutrition
Four intestinal bugs are responsible for nearly half of all childhood diarrhoea, which kills about 800,000 children globally each year.
For Timaru preschooler Thomas Hendry, the world is full of danger.
Over the past month, the Taupo community has come to know Nixon's face.
Allergic families live in a parallel universe in which what is harmless to everyone else requires extreme vigilance from us.
A growing childhood problem
Extremely obese 4-year-olds are being identified, but there are no specific services to tackle the problem.
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When iron levels are low, it can be harder to concentrate, remember and learn. It can make children tired, pale, irritable and prone to headaches.
Chances are when you're planning a birthday party there will be at least one little guest with allergies. here are some tips to help plan an allergy-friendly party.
Why some desperate parents are paying $20,000 to wean their child from feeding tubes.
Our mouths are now in ''a permanent state of disease'' because the refined modern diet has dramatically decreased the diversity of oral bacteria.
More than 100,000 New Zealand children a week are exposed to second-hand smoke in cars.
"Third World diseases" among Christchurch children are worrying health workers.
For nearsighted children, vision deteriorated faster when days were shortest and more slowly during the summer months, according to a new study looking into whether daylight may slow kids' vision loss.
I didn't take vitamins growing up, so when I pass the supplements aisle at the supermarket I can't help but wonder: Is this really necessary? Do kids actually need supplements?
Removing the adenoids of kids who frequently get colds, sinus infections and laryngitis is more expensive and doesn't lead to better health or fewer symptoms than a "watchful waiting" approach, according to new research.
Dermatitis is an inflammatory skin condition that can cause redness, swelling, itchiness and blisters.
Nutritionist, Zoe Bingley-Pullin, asked 20 well-respected, experienced, paediatric nutrition experts what foods they refuse to provide to their own children.
"Children always say that," Starship staff told Xephaniah Vagana's mum after he pointed to the pain.
New Zealand is the land of dairy - a prime source of calcium. So what does the mineral actually do for our bodies? Dr Cathy Stephenson explains.
Jody's daughter Wanda has a life-threatening allergy to cats, dogs, horses and rabbits.
First patient to be treated at Auckland's Starship Hospital back for its 21st celebration.
Canterbury four-year-olds have "pretty shocking oral health" because of fizzy drinks, fruit juice and sweets, a nurse says.
Katie Archer, four, has a party every week because her family has a lifetime of birthdays to make up.
OPINION: Marketing junk food to children is unethical. Why have we had 15 years of inaction?
Children with incurable cancer can take part in early trials of a new drug's safety, but many parents may misunderstand the goals of those studies, new research finds.
Stomachaches in kids are usually caused by food issues or constipation, but sometimes stress can cause havoc with their bellies.
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