Health

Pregnant? Why not try osteopathy?

Lower back pain and general muscular discomfort can all be features of pregnancy. So, why not try osteopathy to help with joint or ligamentous pain, writes ALIX RAMOUSSE – osteopath specialising in paeditrics and obstetrics at Halswell Road Clinic. With many discomforts and few solutions during …

Positive sleep tips for bedtime anxiety

According to new research from Signify, a whopping 83 per cent of New Zealand children are suffering from bedtime anxiety and sleeping issues. Clinical psychologist and behaviour expert, JAIMIE BLOCH, shares some advice for parents. We all know how important sleep is and how it’s …

Bully prevention for all ages

VICKI EDWARDS-BROWN, mum of two teens and founder of Be The Change NZ – a charity that helps prevent bullying — looks at what we can do to support our children in the face of this unwanted behaviour. “Mummy, Noah is bullying me!” But is …

How low is too low?

DR KIRSTEN WOOFF provides us with some insights into what constitutes typical teenage ‘moodiness’ and when we need to take matters more seriously. Parents often ask me, “Is my teenager just being moody, or is there something more serious happening?” Teenagers I work with also …

Fertility options for same-sex couples 

KELLY EDEN talks with DR SARAH WAKEMAN about options for Kiwi same-sex couples wanting to start a family. If you’re a same-sex couple starting to think about having a family, there are a few options available in New Zealand. Adoption is rare, so the best chance …

Teeth and tech

GRAHAME DUTTON, from Duxton Dental, takes a look at some of the advances in dental care over the last 20 years. At Duxton Dental we have been looking after children’s, teens’ and adults’ teeth for more than twenty years, in fact, I’m off to my …

Caring for your baby with Down Syndrome

KELLY EDEN explores some of the issues faced by parents and what support and resources are available for parents of babies with Down Syndrome. In New Zealand every week one or more babies are born with Down Syndrome. Down Syndrome is a lifelong condition that …

Healthy homes

As we move towards autumn, many of us are starting to think about home heating. RACHAEL CONE, Director of Total Realty, discusses the changes to the Healthy Homes Standards that are affecting landlords and tenants alike. The Healthy Homes Standards, first and foremost, will make it …