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Rise in Meningococcal Disease Among Infants Prompts Health Warning

Parents of infants, early childhood educators and doctors need to be more vigilant in identifying the early stages of meningococcal disease according to health experts. The call comes as a new Institute of Environmental Science...

Complications following tongue-tie surgery in babies, paediatrician warns

Be aware of potential for complications following tongue-tie surgery in babies, paediatrician warns Complications following a procedure to treat tongue-tie in babies are occurring that can result in admission to hospital, something a University of...

Junk food ads to be banned from around schools in anti-obesity actions agreed with...

Junk food advertising will be removed from around schools in anti-obesity measures also likely to change what's promoted in your supermarket aisle. The Weekend Herald can reveal a raft of measures agreed with food and...

Allergy NZ and Pub Charity behind bid to give EpiPens to 2500 at-risk children

A funding boost is set to provide free EpiPens to 2500 children at risk of serious allergic reactions. Allergy New Zealand CEO Mark Dixon told Newstalk ZB's Mike Hosking they are joining forces with Pub...

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...

Dentists back call for Government action on unhealthy food and drink

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is backing the findings of a recent report from Healthy Auckland Together. “Sugary drinks are demonstrably a factor in both dental decay and obesity,” said NZDA sugary drinks spokesperson...

Seeing The Early Signs of Myopia

On the eve of World Sight Day on 10 October, Hamilton optometry practices Rose Optometrists, Visique Rototuna, and Total Vision Optometrists are launching a myopia (or short-sightedness) awareness campaign with local schools and General...

New research to get a better night’s sleep for tamariki and their whānau

A new strategic research project with the aim of improving sleep for pepi and their whanau has been awarded $1.7 million over three years by A Better Start National Science Challenge. As well as...

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...

Meningitis-related hearing loss leaves more children requiring cochlear implants

ENT surgeon and chairperson of the Northern Cochlear Implant Programme Advisory Group, Michel Neeff says the programme undertook a review after they noted "a dramatic spike" in referrals for children who had become deaf...

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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...

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