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Building hope for child health research

Kiwis in the market for a brand new home will be able to make a “purchase with a purpose” when a four-bedroom house in Auckland goes to auction in coming months, with all proceeds...

Kiwi kids are starting school on the right foot

Most Kiwi children are starting school without any emotional or physical development delays. By Ruby Harfield

Anti-obesity programme slammed as ‘political window-dressing’

A new Budget programme will fund 15 health promotion officers to promote healthy diet and 110 physical activity advisers in schools.

Headphones and smartphones causing alarming rates of hearing loss in New Zealand kids

Kiwi kids are suffering hearing loss at alarming rates as they spend hours listening to loud music on headphones.

Cat, horse, cow allergens found in primary school classrooms

Cats and farm animals are making their presence felt in classrooms, with allergens rubbing off children’s clothes and on to classroom carpets, researchers have found.

Measles outbreak: Number of people who have contracted virus reaches 135

Another 20 New Zealanders have contracted measles in the last week, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 135 so far this year.

Shouting to be heard: the worrying effects of noise in early childhood education services

Susan Bates raises concerns about the potentially damaging effects of the high noise levels in many early childhood education centres in New Zealand and asks: what is being done about it?

Report opens eyes to concerns over child myopia

New child myopia report highlights looming public health crisis for New Zealand children.

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.
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DR WELLNESS

More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

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