Working with the Dystonia Society, Medikidz have created a comic book to help young people with the condition and highlight dystonia awareness week.
A comic book aimed at educating younger people about Parkinson's disease and its impact on older family members has been launched by Medikidz and the EPDA.
In an interview with The Telegraph, Dr Kate Hersov talks superheroes, the origins of medikidz and how "knowledge is power".
Medikidz and star of comic book Medikidz explain Haemophilia join forces to raise awareness of "royal disease" on World Haemophilia Day
Dr Kate Hersov and Dr Kim Chilman-Blair were becoming increasingly frustrated, despite their incredible work treating ill children they were aware of the lack of educational resources available to their young patients.
Flying the flag for Kiwi women on International Women's Day
The two chief executives of a company that makes cartoons to explain illnesses and medical procedures to children plan to prove that women can be successful in business as well as being mothers.
A revolutionary medium for children to learn more about medical conditions An article by Green and Myers explained that the use of graphic pathographies (illness narratives in graphic form) in medical education and patient care is becoming increasingly popular.
Book Review: What's Up With Max? Medikidz Explain Asthma For a child diagnosed with a medical condition, life can suddenly become confusing and scary.
Comic books to help young patients. Medikidz comic books designed to help children understand medical conditions will be a great resource for Dunedin Hospital's paediatric ward, charge nurse manager Shirley Bell says.
Medikidz Foundation, the charity arm of Medikidz Ltd., is reaching out to African children in Swaziland, the country with the highest rate of HIV prevalence in...
With summer coming up, it's really important that everyone knows about the damage sun can do to your skin, especially kids. The more time you spend out in the sun without protection, the more likely you are to...
With clearly defined facts, irreverent humor, and a comics format, the titles in the Superheroes on a Medical Mission series offer accessible, entertaining introductions to health topics from...
Medikidz nominated for IPG award! This month Medikidz was shortlisted for IPG Newcomer of the Year as part of the 2011 IPG Independent Publishing Awards.
Dr Kate Hersov, 29, is a doctor, the director and co-founder of Medikidz, which produces books and other information to explain medical conditions such as cancer, ADHD and diabetes to children. A New Zealander, she now lives in London.
A band of comic book characters is helping young adolescents understand a range of health problems. Jackie Cosh reports.
How do you teach kids about a sensitive and complex subject? In a way they will be able to understand? Well the people of Medikidz have taken something that children love - comics - and used this media to teach children about a range of illnesses and conditions in a fun but informative manner.
How do you take complex medical concepts and make them clear and simple enough for children to understand?
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and to mark this a new comic book has been launched to help mothers explain breast cancer to their children.
"What's Up with Bridget's Mom?" A graphic novel in which a group of space-dwelling, superhero types called MediKidz ...
Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair is interviewed by Sky News and explains everything about Medikidz, medical information for kids, and how the idea came up.
Overweight children are more likely to suffer from depression as they return to school this term.
For back-to-school term, Medikidz releases two new comic books for children affected by depression and obesity. Find out more at www.medikidz.com
This amazing graphic novel explains organ transplant in a well presented, easy to understand adventure story called "What's up with William?"
How do you explain serious illness to a child? Or why someone behaves in a way that seems strange or confusing?
Children affected by serious diseases and medical conditions either personally or in their families often don't really understand those illnesses or the treatments required to fight them. New Zealand-based [Medikidz] aims...
For back-to-school week, Medikidz released two new comic books for children affected by depression and obesity.
In preparation for Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, Medikidz is releasing a new comic book aimed at pre-teens whose mums are suffering with breast cancer.
Comic books that teach kids about their health were launched yesterday at a special party hosted by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Many adults are afraid of being ill, but for children the experience can be terrifying because they don't understand their medical condition or the procedures used to treat them.
A team of comic-book superheroes, above, is to be used to help children to understand diseases affecting them or their parents and to reduce fear surrounding treatment and side-effects (Sam Lister writes).
As doctors working in paediatrics, Dr Kim Chilman-Blair and Dr Kate Hersov became increasingly frustrated that...
The superhero team 'Medikidz' explain diseases to sick children. Join them on an educational tour of 'Mediland' - a planet which bears a striking resemblance to the human body - for common ailments explained in an engaging and accessible format.
Children are another group deeply affected by a breast cancer diagnosis, and their confusion and fright may be difficult to manage.
Medikidz, founded by Kate Hersov and Kim Chilman-Blair, two New Zealand doctors, is a new media firm which has created a series of superheroes who explain disease to children. Through this education, children not only...
Kim Chilman-Blair has found a global niche creating the world's first medical comic books for children.
Medikidz produces comic-style books explaining medicine in a way that young people can understand. Doctors Kate and Kim came up with the idea for the business while working as paediatricians.
Medical comics for paediatric patients are building value for reps and aiding patient education.
Seven year-old boy inspires Medikidz "What's Up with William?" graphic comic to raise awareness for National Transplant Week.
Telling a child you've been diagnosed with a serious illness like breast cancer is an ordeal for any parent - which is why we love Medikidz's new range of comic books.
Dr Chris discusses the latest medical news in the papers, as well as new innovations and health gadgets.
A young patient with epilepsy called Wendy might not know her condition led to the development...
A band of medical super heroes has come to the aid of New Zealand doctors in the quest to help children understand their medical condition.
A portrait was unveiled in Havelock North High School's business hall of fame when ex- pupil Kim Chilman-Blair visited on Wednesday.
An idea dreamed up in a Dunedin student flat is sweeping the world and this week comes home to New Zealand.
In February 2010 Wendy and I went up to London to do an interview with Medikidz founder and author Dr Kim Chilman-Blair.
Kids' medical literature is a hard field to make appealing - it seems inextricably associated with awkward primary-school health classes and dog-eared pamphlets in doctors' surgeries.
Medikidz has a range of comic books explaining childhood medical conditions in a way that is imaginative, engaging and easy to understand.
The sister of an autistic teenager has spoken out about the effect of the condition on family life as part of World Autism Day.
Comics have generally been considered as nothing more than a cheap pastime. However, Mico Tatalovic suggests some useful comics to help promote and explain science to students.
Medical conditions come with a bewildering array of scientific terms that are enough to do an adult's head in, so what happens when it is your child who is sick? Kate Newton reports on a gang of superheroes blasting through the jargon.
UK Autism Foundation endorses "What's Up with Ben? Medikidz Explain Autism" for World Autism Awareness Day 2010.
"What's Up with Ben? Medikidz Explain Autism" released for World Autism Awareness Day 2010.
Medikidz, a children's medical education publisher, has added a new book on autism to its range of publications, which is aimed at helping children, family and friends to understand health topics.
'Medikid' Chloe Farnworth reads to Hector MacPhillips, from Clapton, at the book launch for "What's up with Richard? Medikidz explain Leukaemia" at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. 17/03/2010
Medical comics are proving particularly useful in patient education, both to promote public awareness and to help patients and their families understand what to expect from a disease.
A set of comic books aimed at children seek to demystify various illnesses and conditions. Schoolboy Joe Knight finds them empowering.
Graphic stories are a novel and creative way to learn and teach about illness, and we believe the themes and structure of this medium will resonate with an increasingly large number of medical professionals.
Started by two junior doctors who were unhappy at the State of child education within hospitals, Medikidz uses its own comic-book heroes to help children understand diseases affecting them or their parents.
Children who suffer, or who are in touch with those that suffer diseases, are being given the chance to be educated upon the realities of the illness by...
Medikidz is a new feature on the Epilepsy Foundation's parent Web site. The online comic book explores the mysteries of epilepsy in humorous yet informative language that engages youth.
Astra is spending the afternoon with her friends, but while they are happy to relax and play board games, she just can't sit still! Within minutes...
We're all familiar with the superhero comic book format: the good guys use superpowers to fight injustice and save a damsel in distress, who has contracted swine flu. Hold on a minute, swine flu?
Employing a graphic novel format, this dynamic story explains complex medical information about leukaemia in a straightforward yet entertaining way.
In my previous post I observed that having younger people register as stem cell donors would be important, given that younger donors are...
Comic relief: A new series of comic books is teaching children everything they need to know about illnesses and diseases - and even how to combat swine flu.
Another day, another virtual-football-foe defeated. But when Wendy's videogame victory culminates in a massive...
Medikidz are a group of five larger than life cartoon super heroes who live in Mediland, on a planet shaped like the human body.
By following the adventures of the Medikidz Superheroes, kids learn about health and disease in a humorous and engaging way. This is a very clever way of involving children.
It can be hard enough for us adults to grasp what an illness is doing to our bodies. For kids, being sick can be especially scary because they can't comprehend what...
Medikidz is an organisation who provides medical information for children and parents through a comprehensive series of graphic novels, medical information pamphlets and a huge online virtual world.
Join Wendy and Andy as the Medikidz(Pump, Chi, Skinderella, Gastro, Axon and trusty robot Abacus) take them on a whistle-stop tour of Mediland - a distant planet whose geography and inhabitants bear a striking similarity to the complexity of human anatomy and physiology.
Medikidz was set up by two doctors who were frustrated by the lack of child friendly information available to those living with an illness. So they created their own - a set of dynamic comic books starring their own Medikidz Superheroes, and an interactive website.
Children's food allergies have rocketed by 200% in the last 10 years and health education company Medikidz is launching a comic book to help kids understand why they get poorly.
The Medikidz area group of larger than life, space dwelling characters who live on Mediland - a planet shaped like just like the human body.
The Medikidz area group of larger than life, space dwelling characters who live on Midiland - a planet shaped like just like the human body.
With over 20% of all the H1N1 deaths amongst under-14's and as many as 30% of all under-16's predicted to fall ill in a second wave of the virus, there is clearly a need to ensure that children are given the maximum advice on how to help protect themselves.
The National Food Allergy and Intolerance Week (25-29 January 2010) will highlight the disturbing news that the number of children suffering from food allergies has increased by 200% in the last decade.
About the Company Location: 6 Burnsall Street, London, SW3 3 ST, United Kingdom Founded in: 2006
Started by two paediatricians, the 'Medikidz' are five superheroes who explain conditions, medicines and treatments to children aged ten to 15. The site also features an integrated social network for children globally.
These cartoon superheroes are on a mission - to explain swine flu in a way children will understand.
If your child learns from the TV or internet the news that swine flu can in some cases lead to serious complications, how do you explain about the illness so that they won't panic?