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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.

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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.

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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.


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.

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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.

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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.

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

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