• The determinants and consequences of overweight and obesity 

    Adams, Judith
    According to the World Health Organization, childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century.1 Over the past thirty to forty years there has been a marked increase in the prevalence ...
  • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder 

    Adams, Judith
    There is substantial evidence from both observational studies of humans, and experimental studies in animals, that fetal alcohol exposure can cause physical malformations, growth retardation and brain damage.1-5 Alcohol ...
  • Health and wellbeing of under-five year olds in New Zealand 2017 

    Duncanson, Mavis; Oben, Glenda; Adams, Judith; Wicken, Andrew; Morris, Simon; Richardson, Georgia; McGee, Magnus A
    In this report the New Zealand Child and Youth Epidemiology Service (NZCYES) provides data and information to contribute to the effective planning and funding of services to improve, promote and protect the health and ...
  • The Health of Children and Young People with Chronic Conditions and Disabilities in New Zealand 2016 

    Simpson, Jean; Duncanson, Mavis; Oben, Glenda; Adams, Judith; Wicken, Andrew; Morris, Simon; Gallagher, Sarah
    This report aims to assist district health boards to plan to meet current and future demands in order to improve the quality of life for children with disabilities and chronic conditions by providing: 1. Information from ...
  • Making health easier: Reducing inequalities in child health through addressing low health literacy 

    Adams, Judith
    Keeping their children healthy and safe is one of the most important responsibilities parents and caregivers have. It requires knowledge and skills that are acquired in a number of ways: from families and friends, through ...
  • The treatment of obesity in children and adolescents 

    Adams, Judith
    The main reason why the rising prevalence of childhood obesity is an important public health issue is that obese children are likely to become obese adults at high risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease and ...
  • Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health 

    Adams, Judith
    Having sex for the first time is a major milestone in life that almost everyone reaches. In New Zealand, around 37% of secondary school students have had sex by the age of 16 years and around 46% by the age of 17 or more.1 ...