Family Health

Hefty kids a growing trend

Hefty kids a growing trend

Children as young as 9 are joining weight-loss programmes in a trend industry experts say will grow as children lead more sedentary lives.

NZ MS drug granted US patent

A new drug developed in New Zealand for the treatment of secondary progressive multiple sclerosis has been granted a patent in the United States.

Cartoon stickers may sway kids' food choices: study

Cartoon stickers may sway kids' food choices: study

Can Elmo make children like apples?

Male contraceptive pill closer

Male contraceptive pill closer

A contraceptive pill for men is a step closer to reality following a discovery by US scientists.

Whitening toothpastes don't work: study

Australians are paying a premium for so-called whitening toothpastes that offer no extra benefits.

Health warnings for pregnant women on alcohol

Warning labels aimed at pregnant women will be added to all alcohol products in New Zealand and Australia.

Sleep deprivation a diabetes risk: study

 Switch off the TV, shut down your laptop and put that phone away - getting a good night's sleep may be more important than you think.

Start early in the battle of the bulge

The fight against obesity needs to start with children aged 5 and under, a new study says. Nanci Hellmich, of USA Today, reports.

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