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HealthInfo Canterbury

Child health


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Useful websites for child health

Christchurch Hospital Child Health Services information

ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) in children

Allergies in children

Asthma in children



Bullying (for children & their parents)

Cerebral palsy


Child abuse & neglect

Child development & growth

Vaccinations for children

Childhood vision problems

Children of parents with a mental illness or addiction

Children's bones & joints

Circumcision in boys

Coeliac disease in children

Colds in children

Constipation in children

Cough in children


Cystic fibrosis

Diabetes in children & teens

Diarrhoea & vomiting in children (gastroenteritis)

Eczema in children

Fever (high temperature) in children

First aid for children

Foot care in children

Headaches & migraines in children

Head injuries in children

Healthy eating & weight for children

Hearing in babies & children

Heart murmurs in children

Ideas for keeping kids active

Vaccination for older children

Impetigo (school sores)

Inguinal hernia in children

Intellectual disabilities and learning disorders

Kidney problems in children

Lice, mites, & bugs


Medicines for children

Meningitis (meningococcal disease)

Mesenteric adenitis

Molluscum contagiosum



Oral health for children


Penis & foreskin problems in boys

Preventing childhood injuries

Puberty information for parents & caregivers

Rheumatic fever & rheumatic heart disease

Protect your children from second-hand smoke

Sleep advice for children

Sore throats & tonsillitis

Speech & language delay or disorder

Splenectomy for children

Testicular & scrotal problems in boys

Tics & Tourette syndrome

Urinary problems in children

Vulval problems in girls

Whooping cough (Bordetella pertussis)

Zero fees for under-13s

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