Simple activities developed to help teachers calm anxious kids in post-quake Canterbury are soon to be shared more widely to help nurses, parents and teachers boost child wellbeing around the country. Nursing Review talks to mental health nurse MICHELLE COLE to find out more.
A new national health target is underway on screening and referring obese four-year-olds. FIONA CASSIE finds out more and whether this is enough to help curtail the 10 per cent of Kiwi kids who are now clinically obese – fat to the point that their health is likely to be at risk.
Helping Pacific youth avoid diabetes is one of two projects receiving $2.3 million funding in the latest grants from a long-term conditions joint research partnership.
More than 600 Bay of Plenty pre-schoolers have been admitted to hospital and diagnosed with preventable respiratory illnesses in the past year, according to Ministry of Health data
Children growing up in disadvantaged homes are more likely to need anti-psychotic medication, new research has found.