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Concerns About Effects Of Fertility Treatment On Children’s Development Are Unwarranted, Large Study Suggests

Monday, 8 August 2022, 6:39 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

Differences in the growth, weight, and body fat levels of children conceived through fertility treatment are small, and no longer apparent by late adolescence, finds new research. The University of Bristol-led study, published in the American Medical ... More >>

Connection To Te Ao Māori Supports Exclusive Breastfeeding - New Study Finds

Thursday, 2 June 2022, 6:34 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

New research looking at what supports exclusive breastfeeding in wāhine Māori has found that mothers with greater connections with te ao Māori are more likely to exclusively breastfeed their babies for the recommended six months. The research, ... More >>

Nearly Half Of NZ Babies Are Introduced To Solids Too Early Increasing Risks Of Health Issues

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 5:49 pm | Growing Up in New Zealand

New research has revealed that nearly half of New Zealand babies are being introduced to food earlier or later than is recommended putting them at greater risk for ongoing health issues including obesity, anaemia and growth and developmental issues New ... More >>

New Research Director For NZ's Largest Longitudinal Study

Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 6:48 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

Growing Up in New Zealand’s new Research Director comes to the study with a passion for the health and wellbeing of mothers and children; an ambition to translate research findings into real world impact; and a determination to improve the lives of tamariki ... More >>

What Foods Help Toddlers To Sleep?

Monday, 20 December 2021, 7:22 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

New research has found toddlers who eat more vegetables are more likely to sleep better, while those that eat more fast foods, snacks and soft drinks are more likely to have disrupted sleep. The research, using information gathered by this country’s ... More >>

Aotearoa’s Largest-ever Health And Wellbeing Survey Keen On Insights From Pasifika Youth

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 7:45 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

One of the most comprehensive surveys ever-conducted with intermediate-aged Pasifika children in this country aims to gather insights to paint a vivid picture of their lives, in particular the impact of Covid-19. This country’s largest longitudinal ... More >>

Australasia’s Largest Covid-19 Survey Of Children

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 7:10 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

Australasia’s largest Covid-19 survey of children: lockdowns are socially and emotionally challenging, but children are resilient Children in Aotearoa New Zealand have displayed strength in the face of adversity according to one of the world’s ... More >>

NZ’s Largest-ever Health And Wellbeing Survey With Tweens Gets Underway

Friday, 1 October 2021, 6:37 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

New Zealand’s largest longitudinal study of child development is about to launch the most comprehensive collection of data ever conducted with intermediate-aged children in this country. Growing Up in New Zealand begins its 12-Year Kōrero/Interviews ... More >>

New Research Reveals Unmet Mental Health Support For Pregnant New Zealand Women

Thursday, 15 July 2021, 6:01 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

The first-ever study to look at anti-depressant use and symptoms of depression in pregnant New Zealand women has identified unmet need for antenatal mental health support. The research examined anti-depressant use and symptoms of depression in ... More >>

Babies Not Meeting Infant Feeding Guidelines May Be At Greater Risk For Childhood Obesity

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 6:14 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

New research reveals that a significant number of babies are not being fed in accordance with New Zealand’s infant feeding guidelines and this puts them at greater risk for childhood obesity. The research, published in the British Journal of Nutrition ... More >>

Children’s Screen Time And The Impact On Cognitive Development

Tuesday, 15 June 2021, 6:39 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

New research sheds light on how Kiwi pre-schoolers’ use of screen media may affect the development of executive functions, such as inhibitory control which helps children to manage their impulses and behaviour. Two recently published studies using information ... More >>

Children “Scientists” In World-first Study Looking At Health And Indoor Climate

Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 6:19 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

Pioneering new research with more than 2,000 children acting as “at-home scientists” has identified the ideal indoor temperature and humidity range for good child health and recommends changes to the Building Code. The research is a joint project, between ... More >>

Babies Low In Vitamin D At Birth More Likely To Be Hospitalised For Respiratory Infections

Monday, 26 April 2021, 7:08 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

New University of Auckland research has found that newborns with lower levels of vitamin D are twice as likely to be admitted to hospital with acute respiratory infections during infancy. New University of Auckland research has found that newborns with More >>

Report Reveals Unique Insight Into New Zealand Eight-Year-Olds

Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 7:50 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

New Zealand eight-year-olds are mostly living busy, healthy, happy lives in supportive families and developing a growing sense of their own identity and autonomy, but obesity, body image, mental wellbeing and screen time are emerging issues. That’s the picture ... More >>

Study Identifies Behaviours That Support Children To Develop Self-control

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 8:07 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

New research using New Zealand’s largest longitudinal study of child development has identified key behaviours to support pre-school children to develop self-control, a key indicator of adult wellbeing. The research, funded through the Ministry of ... More >>

How Much Sleep Are New Zealand Pre-schoolers Really Getting?

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 8:19 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

The largest ever study of sleep in early childhood in New Zealand estimates that more than a third of toddlers and a fifth of preschoolers are not getting the recommended amount of sleep. The Massey University research examined parent-reported sleep patterns ... More >>

Pacific women and depression in pregnancy

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 8:48 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

New research highlights the importance of primary healthcare for pregnant Pacific women in New Zealand – around a quarter of whom experience symptoms of depression during pregnancy. More >>

Growing Up in New Zealand welcomes funding announcement

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 9:31 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

Growing Up in New Zealand has welcomed today’s announcement from the Minister for Social Development, the Honourable Carmel Sepuloni, that it will restore funding of more than $1.9 million to the child development study. More >>

New clues in childhood obesity puzzle: study

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 9:45 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

New evidence from New Zealand’s contemporary longitudinal study Growing Up in New Zealand shows how genes and the environment may interact to promote obesity. More >>

Growing Up In NZ - Longitudinal Study

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 4:45 pm | Growing Up in New Zealand

A petition calling on the government to restore critical funding to the Growing Up in New Zealand study has gathered thousands of signatures within days of being launched. Organisers believe funding the study should be a priority for the next ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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