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Number of New Zealand children hospitalised with malnutrition doubles as food costs bite

Malnutrition is putting twice as many kids in hospital compared with 10 years ago, as food prices continue to bite into household incomes.

School-based measures unlikely to halt childhood obesity

A British study has found no noticeable effects from a year-long school-based programme that aimed to improve the health of primary-aged children, leading to calls for evidence-based measures.

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.

Volunteers needed for Child Cancer Foundation’s annual Street Appeal

Child Cancer Foundation is calling for volunteers to help out with its annual Street Appeal on the 28th and 29th of February 2020. The appeal is the biggest annual fundraising event on Child Cancer Foundation’s...

Dentists say ‘Zero Carbon’ bipartisan approach needed for water fluoridation

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) says the approach on the ‘Zero Carbon’ Bill is needed for water fluoridation. The Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill was passed last week with the support of...

Long-term conditions research projects get $2.3m boost

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.

Wellbeing toolkit for kids online

Wellbeing activities developed to support schoolchildren suffering anxiety in post-quake Christchurch are now available online for all children across the country.

Māori babies less likely to be resuscitated, bias blamed

Babies close to death are less likely to get life saving treatment if they're Māori, Pacific or Indian - and experts partly blame racial bias.

Report opens eyes to concerns over child myopia

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

FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers.
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