New Zealand’s healthcare policies for migrants generally rate highly, but women and children with a migrant background still experience language barriers, systemic racism and lack of support.
Children are removed from families and placed in care when we think they are being harmed or their needs neglected. But data shows the vast majority aren’t getting recommended health care.
It doesn’t need to be scary or painful. With the right technique, you’ll be able to perform this test quickly and safely at home.
It’s important kids’ masks fit well and are removed and stored properly.
Early childhood is the critical time in which the foundations of life-long habits are built. Developing healthy sleep habits can set children on the right path for better future health and wellbeing.
The neighbourhood a child grows up in may influence their health for years to come by changing the activity of their genes.
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This decades-long study found that living in poorer communities changes how genes are regulated.
From early childhood to secondary school, your child’s negative friendships could impact their sense of self worth.
If you suspect your child – whether they are in early childhood education and care, primary or secondary school – has a questionable friend, here are some tips on how to deal with it.
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Children between 12 and 16 years old with mild-to-moderate hearing loss showed differences in their brain responses.
The harsh realities of being a child in austerity-driven Britain – revealed.
An immigrant woman shows the footprints of her daughter who was born in the in the U.S.
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Researchers found stark differences in child mental health and infant mortality rates, depending on whether immigrant mothers were covered by inclusive policies or not.
For every girl diagnosed with ADHD, up to seven boys are diagnosed. Researchers looked at risk factors, the role of genetics, and mental health for clues.
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Childhood adversity doesn’t just affect our choices – according to new research, it also weakens the body’s fundamental ability to stay healthy in old age.
At least one economist worries we’ll be mostly poorer.
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We asked four of our regular economics writers to examine a key theme they expect to flare up in 2018 and why.
There are many health benefits to kids playing outdoors, not the least of which is preventing myopia.
Kids need to play outside for a number of reasons, but there may even be benefit for their eyes. Here’s how sunlight helps prevent nearsightedness, or myopia.