ESR scientists are reiterating that this year’s flu vaccine has been updated to include the H3N2 strain linked to increased flu hospitalisations and deaths in the northern winter.
The burden of child asthma in New Zealand hospitals has increased sharply, prompting a chest expert to warn that more must be done to control the potentially fatal disease.
Children living in the most deprived areas are three times more likely to die in childhood or adolescence than those living in the least deprived areas, a report has found.
Kiwi adolescents are frequently exposed to marketing of unhealthy food choices online, according to a University of Auckland study.
A health levy on sugary drinks to help pay for the thousands of children’s rotten teeth pulled out each year tops a dentists’ spokesman wish list for World Oral Health Day.
Nestle is removing the 4.5 health star rating from its Milo powder, a product given a Bad Taste Food Award by Consumer NZ in 2016.