Kids Health

Many are deformed and disfigured from their toxic time in the womb.

Hundreds of babies born affected by drugs, alcohol, meds

Many are deformed and disfigured from their toxic time in the womb.

"It's not something that you want to celebrate."

Demand growing for KidsCan's help

"It's not something that you want to celebrate."

A new study could help reduce the number of whopping cough cases in babies.

New study to focus on reducing whooping cough in babies

The research will look at whether a change is needed in when babies are immunised.

Grin products

NZ campaign aims to give 50,000 kids eco-toothbrush

Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease seen in Kiwi kids.

The 5yo died in her parents' arms from an inoperable brain tumour.

Family's heartbreaking final photos of daughter's cancer fight

The 5yo died in her parents' arms.

The children were given the MMR vaccine on Friday at Safotu Hospital.

Samoa recalls vaccines after child deaths

The one-year-olds died within minutes of being immunised.

Vaccines have almost wiped out several diseases.

'No jab, no pay' for anti-vax parents

Australia is stripping tax credits for parents who don't keep their kids' vaccinations up to date.

Paid parental leave is going up to 22 weeks.

Paid parental leave boost kicks in on Sunday

But some are saying it's too little, too late.

Autism services are scant in rural areas.

Autism linked to diabetes

New research has found mothers with diabetes - of any type - are more likely to have kids with autism.

Their nightmare began in 2015.

Former CYF runaways back with whānau

They were taken from their family after their Housing NZ home tested positive for meth.

Someone had called police saying they saw a woman carrying something to a dumpster and her behaviour seemed suspicious.

Newborn baby found in Texas dumpster

The infant was found after a member of the public saw a woman acting suspiciously, and called police.

Children's Health

Trump murals, overcrowding in Texas shelter for detained child migrants

Almost 1500 boys between 10 and 17 are housed at the shelter inside a former Walmart.

The 14-month-old girl was left with hideous wounds to her face.

Mother issues sunscreen warning after baby's horrific burns

The 14-month-old girl was left with hideous wounds to her face.

Children's Health

The doctor taking on childhood obesity in Glen Innes

Dr Sharad Paul has funded the first ever nutrition classroom at a Decile 1 school in Auckland.

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.