Thousands of Bay of Plenty pre-schoolers have preventable respiratory illnesses

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

Starship children’s hospital celebrates 25 years of life-saving magic

For 25 years, Starship children's hospital and its fundraising foundation have been saving the lives of Kiwi kids. Many stars have lent support by raising the spirts of the sick and making big donations, but the real heroes are the brave kids and the staff who work there.

ACC urges parents to limit kids’ sports after massive surge in injuries

A dramatic rise in the number of kids being injured playing organised sports has sparked warnings for parents to limit how much sport their kids participate in each week. Experts fear kids are doing too...

Research: Toddlers drink too much full fat milk

Children between two and five should switch to low fat milk to get added calcium and protein.

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.

Collaboration gets funding to track COVID-19 spread and evolution in NZ

A collaboration between the University of Otago and ESR has received a substantial government grant to lead an international team of scientists to sequence the genomes of all of New Zealand’s positive COVID-19 cases...

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.

Top 10 ways to help families manage their child’s asthma

The first new guidelines in a decade for managing child and adolescent’s asthma have just been launched – including the top 10 ways health professionals can help.

Air pollution may enter the placenta

In a small study of 28 women, researchers in Belgium have found black carbon particles on the foetal side of the placenta in women exposed to air pollution during pregnancy. These particles are released...

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...


Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...


Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the...

Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the...