This month’s topics in focus…
|Chronic tummy pain in children|
Having a child with a constantly sore tummy can be worrying. It can be reassuring to know that most of the time this is due to increased sensitivity to the movement of food through the digestive tract, rather than an underlying condition. Read more about chronic abdominal pain in children.
|Understanding polycystic ovary syndrome|
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition that affects how your ovaries work. Living with PCOS can be challenging. However, there are things you can do to reduce the symptoms and the long-term effects on your health. Learn more about PCOS.
|What causes breast pain?|
Breast pain is common and can be cyclical (come every month with your menstrual cycle) or non-cyclical. It is not usually a sign of breast cancer if it’s your only symptom. Learn more about breast pain.
Understanding medicines and tests
EmolliZoo eczema app
EmolliZoo is an app designed to help kids learn about the importance of applying emollients, as well as providing a useful distraction from their itchy skin. The app has a separate ‘parent’ section. Learn more about eczema apps.
|Video of the month|
|Pause, Breathe, Smile|
Pause, Breathe, Smile is a New Zealand-developed, evidence-based mindfulness in schools programme. In this video, you can hear what these children have learned about mindfulness and how it improves their daily life.