Flushing out your bladder by drinking lots of fluids may be sensible advice and not just an ‘old wives tale’ according to a just published study.
A form of play-based therapy may be effective for New Zealand children with autism, according to new research.
Fewer antibiotics are being prescribed to children but prescriptions to teenagers for antidepressants have jumped, found a major review of Kiwi prescriptions to children.
Three-quarters of Kiwi patients expect their surgery to be done by a fully-trained surgeon but most are unaware their surgery was actually done by a trainee registrar, a study has found.
In a believed first, a Kiwi study has found today’s kids are not only taller and fatter but also less fit than their own parents tested at exactly the same age – particularly the girls.
A Christchurch nurse has won the Kate Sheppard Memorial Trust Award to help her complete her PhD studies into traditional Māori birthing practices.
Controversy continues over whether prescribing anti-reflux medicines for ‘irritable’ or ‘colicky’ babies is effective but a University of Otago study shows the drugs don’t increase the risk of lung infections.
New research hopes to prevent hundreds of children living with perthes disease from suffering chronic pain.
Rheumatic fever vaccine research involving special ‘yoghurt’ and a whanau-led approach to healthy nutrition are amongst $4.3m worth of grants just announced by the Heart Foundation.