Worries over anti-vaxxers: DHBs say diseases like measles are being seen again as infant...

District health boards have anti-vaxxers in their sights, saying diseases almost eradicated in New Zealand are being seen again.

School pays for all pupils to be vaccinated for meningococcal disease

Kaihu Valley School Principal Sonia Simeon swung into action when she learned the school's 16 pupils were not eligible for free meningococcal vaccination.

AI model accurately diagnoses childhood diseases

Artificial intelligence could help paediatricians sort out the seriously ill kids from the ones with non-urgent conditions, like a common cold.

Smoking to be banned in cars when children under 18 are present, Govt announces

Smoking will be banned in cars when children under 18 are present minister, Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa has announced.

Starship children’s hospital in Auckland receives $9m in largest ever donation

A family of lifelike medical manikins that can cry and cough have pulled in the largest ever donation to Auckland's Starship national children's hospital - $9 million.

New resource supports teaching school students about mental health

A new resource has been welcomed by those teaching school students about resilience, mental health, interpersonal skills and wellbeing.

The Government will spend close to $46 million on a new children’s hospital in...

The Government has committed more than $45 million to a new "state of the art" Children's hospital in Wellington, scheduled to open in early 2021.

Water in, fizz out for November

The Dental Association and the Health Minister are backing the annual Switch to Water challenge but are taking a different spin on the state of children’s oral health.

Māori babies less likely to be resuscitated, bias blamed

Babies close to death are less likely to get life saving treatment if they're Māori, Pacific or Indian - and experts partly blame racial bias.

1500 decayed teeth pulled out of Bay of Plenty kids last year

Approximately 1500 rotten teeth were pulled from the mouths of Bay children last year.



Sponsored: Hydration – Why is it so important for older people?

A closer look at the risks of dehydration – particularly for older people – and what can be done to reduce these risks.