Health & nutrition

Health & nutrition

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Madison and Alana

A step closer to transplant

Madiee Merrick has been waiting more than a year in the UK for surgery that will save her life.

Preschooler obesity factors examined

Attention is turning to preschoolers in the effort to combat childhood obesity.

A health scare

One minute Miss K was complaining about a sore stomach, the next she was lying in hospital with doctors talking about surgery.

Seeing clearly in hindsight

When Miss K got her new glasses it opened up a new world of sight to her - but it hasn't been a totally smooth transition.

Sharing cancer with strangers

Danielle Phillips is the parent of a child with cancer in the age of social media. She's chosen to share her child's journey online.

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eddie halstead-stevens

'Miracle cure' hope

No further NZ cancer treatment available for smart, chatty, cheeky three-year-old.

Tube feeding 'traumatising'

Any child's birthday is a big deal, but Inara's third is especially significant. Finally, she can eat the cake.

MISS K GLASSES

Seeing clearly

From the moment Miss K put on her glasses she's been able to see the world around her in much greater detail.

Simpson family

Allergies tough on family

Four-year-old Cody's allergy to lamb, potato, eggs and dairy means the Simpson family have to do things differently.

Eden Nagle

It was never 'never'

Michelle and Tim Nagle didn't expect the response the got when they posted a video of their four-year-old taking her first steps.

child eating vegetables

Should kids clean their plates?

Should you force your child to finish everything on their plate if they are a fussy eater? Is it worth the fight?

MISS K

I can't see it Daddy!

Miss K's recent pre-school check-up at the health clinic was going swimmingly - until the eye test.

Ella Paget

Colour vision deficiency

Suddenly my son's lack of interest in colour made sense. He loved drawing and creating, but adding colour to anything was lost on him.

Parties

The appetite police

Violet is in kindergarten and already people, even complete strangers, are judging her food choices

Super heroes

Heroes for a day

For one day of the year these window washers transform into superheroes to brighten up the lives of sick kids.

milan west

Milan given a shot

Radical surgery to remove part of Milan Ellis's brain could have left her blind or paralysed.

Norovirus

Playground norovirus

At least 70 fall ill after a "faecal incident" on a playground slide sparks a norovirus outbreak.

twins

Little Toby - big dilemma

North Harbour News
Toby Dale is a mini version of his 3-year-old identical twin brother Finn.

daycare food

Posh nosh for tots

Mac and cheese and Marmite sandwiches don't cut it at many childcare centres these days - think quinoa, wild rice and pulled pork instead.

McDonald's

Ban on gimmicks sought

Give-away toys and cartoon characters on junk food should be banned, scientists say.

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