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Water in, fizz out for November

The Dental Association and the Health Minister are backing the annual Switch to Water challenge but are taking a different spin on the state of children’s oral health.

Youth mental health – what does wellbeing mean to young Kiwis?

Improving youth mental health is an increasing priority of policymakers, researchers and politicians. Jody Hopkinson reports on a research project looking at what wellbeing means to youth.

AI model accurately diagnoses childhood diseases

Artificial intelligence could help paediatricians sort out the seriously ill kids from the ones with non-urgent conditions, like a common cold.

Later bedtimes fine for pre-schoolers if they get enough sleep

A new study has found later bedtimes for children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old aren’t likely to directly increase their risk of developing obesity. Childhood obesity is a global problem, with...

Teen with cystic fibrosis thriving on PHARMAC-funded medicine

Fourteen-year-old Bruno Cettina is living his best life thanks to a medicine funded by PHARMAC. According to his proud mum, he is a keen sportsman, a musician, an above average student at school and...

Charities funding applications to open in July

The Trusts, a social enterprise that derives its funding from its hospitality and retail operations is committing over $1 million to charities and local groups this year - despite facing an uncertain trading environment. The...

Moving house linked with behavioural difficulties in children

Lead researcher, Kim Nathan, a PhD student at the University of Otago, Wellington, says two- thirds (69 per cent) of the more than 300,000 children studied had moved house at least once by the...

Cystic fibrosis medicine added to Pharmac’s options for investment list

Pharmac has announced that Vertex’s triple combination modulator therapy, known in some countries as Trikafta, has been added to the priority list of medicines it would like to fund. In July this year, pharmaceutical company...

NZ parents concerned children could catch COVID-19 at school – Otago study

Parents of school-aged children were very concerned that their children may catch COVID-19 if schools were reopened at Alert Level 3 despite no evidence supporting this view, a new University of Otago, Christchurch, study...

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.

DR WELLNESS

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

Opinion: Hope is the key

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