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Praise for Piki: Wellington students welcome free mental health support

Tertiary students in the greater Wellington region are pleased to see the expansion of Piki, a free youth mental health support pilot.

Northland DHB asks unimmunised children to stay away from school

Northland health authorities have asked schools to consider sending children home for at least two weeks if they have not been vaccinated against measles.

Schools get involved for World Asthma Day

Over 130 schools throughout New Zealand have signed up to celebrate World Asthma Day today to educate children and teachers on the triggers and management of asthma.

Asthma rivals malaria’s death toll

Malaria is recognised as a killer – particularly in low-income countries, but less known is that worldwide asthma has a similar death rate and affects nearly one of every 20 people.

Toothache for northern kids

A new study has found that about two thirds of pre-school aged children have tooth decay in northern New Zealand, and experts warn this is not surprising.

Breakthrough NZ research: How C-section babies may miss health benefits

A world-first study aims to reveal the health benefits that conventionally-born babies may get in early life - and which babies born by Caesarean-section miss out on.

Call for independent Māori children’s commissioner over ‘unconscionable’ rates of abuse in state care

The Māori Council is calling for an independent commissioner to hold the Government to account on "unconscionable" rates of Māori child abuse in state care.

Screens in schools – a closer look at how we’re using digital devices in...

As a new website about device use in schools launches this week, Rachel Helyer Donaldson looks at the quality and quantity of digital technology use in Kiwi classrooms.

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.

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