Family Health

Newborns' bloodspot cards being used in research

Newborns' bloodspot cards being used in research

The first use of New Zealand newborn baby bloodspot cards for research has now been approved. Elspeth McLean, who has been following developments surrounding the 46-year-old national card collection for several years, updates the story.

Paracetamol link to ADHD - study

Paracetamol link to ADHD - study

Taking paracetamol while pregnant increases the risk of behavioural problems in school-age children, according to a new analysis of research which tracked children to age 11.

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.

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