About 40,000 children a year are admitted to hospital with a preventable illness.
People exposed to even just small amounts can suffer cognitive effects into adulthood without realising it.
It finds hospitalisation rates are highest for Māori and Pasifika children.
Researchers at The University of Auckland came to that conclusion after looking at 111,000 New Zealand births.
The new Children's Minister has declined to say he has confidence in Oranga Tamariki boss Grainne Moss.
Pacific Island children had the highest body mass index in the world in 2019, with New Zealand kids not far behind.
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Plastic baby bottles might have to go the way of asbestos and lead, an expert says.
"Families who have an autistic or ADHD child are in crisis."
But rather than a sign kids are being overprescribed, doctors say it's down to better diagnosis.
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Eighty-three percent of respondents were worried about children at home without enough food.
It's proposing a Mokopuna Māori Entity, "which will be responsible for the care of all mokopuna Māori in Aotearoa".
The claim that New Zealand is a great place to bring up kids took a hit with last week’s damning UNICEF report on child well-being.
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Countdown has issued an alert.
Authorities will be testing potential close contracts for coronavirus.
The research combined the results of 28 studies containing around 21,000 participants.
Children with the inflammatory syndrome presented a number of neurological symptoms.
Children are less likely than adults to show symptoms and far less likely to die.