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Allergy New Zealand is a not-for-profit organisation that works to improve the quality of life for people with allergies, and their families. They offer support, education and information,…

This article describes the uncomfortable condition of sinusitis, including some valuable advice on relieving the symptoms of sinusitis.

This article covers the signs and symptoms of pneumonia, the treatment and the complications that can occur in children with pneumonia.

This article on influenza – or flu as it is commonly known – explains the common symptoms of flu and how to care for your afflicted child.

This article covers the signs and symptoms of croup, the treatment and the complications that can occur in children with croup.   

This article on colds is full of great advice on how to ease the symptoms of the common cold, including traditional and natural remedies.

This article covers the signs and symptoms of bronchiolitis, the treatment and the complications that can occur in babies with bronchiolitis.

Kiwi Families has provided helpful articles on salmonella and explains this common stomach bug, its signs and symptoms, treatment, risks & complications and how to prevent the spread…

Kiwi Families has provided helpful articles on rotavirus and explains the signs and symptoms, Treatments, Risks & Complications in children, when hospital treatment is necessary for rotavirus and…

Giardia is a common NZ parasite. Kiwi Families has provided helpful articles on giardia and explains the signs and symptoms, treatment, risks & complications of the giardia stomach…

We provide information on gastroenteritis and explains the signs and symptoms, Treatments, Risks and Complications of this bug and the special considerations for children with gastroenteritis.

Read on to find out all about campylobacter, we explain the signs and symptoms, treatments, risks and complications of the stomach bug and how to prevent the spread of campylobacter.

We provide information about Scarlet Fever – the causes, signs and symptoms, treatment, risks and complications and advice on how to help your child at home with scarlet fever.

Find information on the causes of Scabies infection, what to look for and how scabies is treated. We provide advice about the signs and symptoms, treatments, risks and…

We provide information and advice about the signs and symptoms, treatments, risks and complications of rubella or German measles – most importantly the potential complication for pregnant women.

We provide all the advice you need on the signs, symptoms, treatments and risks of roseola, or sixth disease. We also offer some simple tips on how you can treat and manage your child with…

We provide information and advice about the signs and symptoms, treatments, risks and complications of molluscum contagiosum here – and how to help your child at home with…

Measles is a highly infectious childhood disease characterised by a rash and fever. We provide helpful articles and advice about the signs and symptoms, treatments, risks and complications…

Hand, Foot and Mouth is a common infection among young children. We provide sound, expert advice about the signs and symptoms, treatments, risks and complications of hand, foot &…

Chicken pox is a highly infectious disease characterised by a fever and rash. We provide information and advice about the signs and symptoms, treatments, risks and complications of chicken…

Meningitis is inflammation of the layers covering the brain and spinal cord. It is an illness that can be caused by a virus, fungus, parasite, bacterium, medical condition…

This Kiwi Families article on hepatitis B in children provides clear information on different types of hepatitis, how they are spread and how they can affect your child.

Kiwi Families have provided information about the cause of glandular fever, the spread of the disease and how to help your child with glandular fever.

This article explains fever, the signs and symptoms in children and some great tips on how to manage fever at home.

This article on conjunctivitis covers the common symptoms and the necessary prompt treatment to prevent the spread of conjunctivitis throughout the family. 

The NZ Orthopaedic Association President Professor Geoffrey Horne, said the predicted burden of osteoporosis on the NZ health system generated by the over 60s was alarming. The numbers…

You will have most probably heard a lot about “metabolic syndrome”, or “syndrome X”. In 1988, a man called Gerald Reaven noted that several risk factors such as…

Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped bi-lobed gland located at the base of your neck, just below your Adam’s apple. Every single aspect of your metabolism, from the rate…

You only get one set of kidneys. It is important to take care of your important organs, such as the kidney system which plays an important role in…

This article explains what whooping cough is and how it could affect your child. There’s some great advice on the signs and symptoms, treatments, and how to help…

Strep throat is a common condition – read about the signs and symptoms and how the doctor will treat a strep throat.

This parent friendly article covers the signs and symptoms of sore throats, the treatment and complications that can occur in children with sore throats.

This Mumps article give parents concise information on the signs and symptoms of mumps and how to care for a child with mumps at home.

This article explains the types of ear infections in toddlers and young children, the signs and symptoms to look out for and the treatment for ear infections.

This article contains advice and nutritional tips for you to help your sick child back to a full recovery through food and drink.