Kids Health

Supporters of Alfie Evans' parents gathered to remember their son.

Sick toddler at centre of end-of-life debate dies

Alfie had a rare brain condition that left him with almost no brain function, but his parents didn't want him to die.

Onehunga War Memorial Pool has already closed 29 times this year due to poo and vomit-related incidents.

Auckland's poo and vomit-ridden public pools revealed

The worst-hit were Onehunga War Memorial Pool and Pakuranga's Elsmore Pool.

Hans Asperger.

Hans Asperger gave autistic children to the Nazis - report

The paediatrician gave his name to Asperger's syndrome, but new discoveries suggest he was no hero.

A new report reveals some of the shocking complaints made about early childcare centres.

Shocking complaints emerge in new childcare report

From neglecting injured children to bullying parents, here are some of the reported offences.

Soap disrupts the top layer of skin, which is made of fats.

Could infant wipes be behind the allergy epidemic?

Infant wipes might play a key role in children developing allergies to food, a new study has found.

Few trials have been done on adults, let alone children.

Why this doctor wants to test medicinal cannabis on children

"These parents are really desperate. The kids are incredibly challenging," Daryl Efron says.


The food that could prevent eczema

Study finds yoghurt could be the key to stopping not just eczema, but allergies too.

Gareth Morgan wants your money, so he can give it to someone else.

Why Gareth Morgan wants you to give him your super payments

The money won't be spent on new toys for the millionaire though.


Babies who look like their dads end up healthier - study

Fathers are more likely to put in the effort if the kid looks like them.

The study involved 429 primary and intermediate students and 117 adolescent girls in Dunedin.

Kiwi kids reluctant to ride to school - study

Even after lessons on how to ride in traffic, most avoided bikes.

Nearly 10 percent had been victim to substantiated abuse or neglect.

One in four Kiwi kids involved with child protection services

Nearly 10 percent had been victim to substantiated abuse or neglect.

Children's Health

Psychiatrist to child abuse victims: 'You're not alone and it's not your fault'

Dr Robert Llewellyn-Jones was himself abused as a student in the 1970s.

Children's Health

Lawyers investigating after Russian toddler filmed smoking

Laughter can be heard off-camera from apparent adult observers.

The disease is particularly dangerous for children less than a year old.

Whooping cough epidemic possible, docs say

Thousands of babies could be exposed if parents do not vaccinate themselves.

Children's Health

'Adulthood' doesn't begin until mid-20s - scientists

Scientists are arguing we should extend our definition of adolescence to 24.


'Baby brain' is real, but no excuse - study

Mothers-to-be who blame brain fades on the fact they're pregnant aren't making it up, new research has found.

The Pope baptises a baby in the Sistine Chapel.

Breastfeeding in Sistine Chapel okay with the Pope

"If they start performing a concert... breastfeed them, don't be afraid," Francis told mothers.

The decrease was small, but the first in a long time.

Drop in Kiwi childhood obesity

Research has found a slight decrease in the number of overweight four-year-olds.

Tracey Martin

Minister questions need for education review

A look at how special-needs children are treated by the education system is due in 2018.

Vanellope Hope was born with the rare condition Ectopia cordis.

Miracle baby born with heart outside body

"We didn't dare breathe until she took her first breath," her father said.