No safe place for civilians in Gaza

2014-07-23 15:41

Palestinian civilians in densely-populated Gaza have no place to hide from Israel's military offensive and children are paying the heaviest price, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Marijuana edibles should not appeal to children

2014-07-21 15:25

Washington State gives the OK to selling marijuana in brownies and other baked goods, but no to lollipops or any other food items that may appeal to children.

Child-friendly weddings

2014-07-18 13:22

Should children be allowed at weddings? This dad thinks so.

Dog saves deaf boy from burning house

2014-07-18 07:56

A young deaf boy had his life saved by their family pitbull.

Genes may play a role in cerebral palsy

2014-07-16 13:13

Cerebral palsy, the most common cause of physical disability in children, may have a genetic cause.

Top 10 books every child should own

2014-07-04 13:19

A pre-school teacher shares her top 10 books for getting your children to love reading.

Nasal spray beats needle for flu vaccine

2014-06-27 11:30

Young children who get the seasonal influenza vaccine with a nasal spray are about half as likely to develop the illness compared to those getting the traditional flu shot.

Basic dental care for children

2014-06-17 10:12

The way you treat your child's teeth in their formative years actually lays the groundwork for how that child will view good dental care.

Different stages of dental care

2014-06-12 13:02

Your child needs different oral healthcare techniques at different ages. Learn how dental care progresses as your child gets older.

How diet influences your baby’s life

2014-06-05 16:01

Maternal diets can have a significant effect on the health of children many years after birth. What should you know?

Growing pains

2014-06-04 16:23

Children between the ages of four and nine often complain of vague pains usually in the thighs or calves, and often at night.

Fluoride: to supplement or not

2014-05-27 15:04

Why is fluoride important? And should your child be taking fluoride supplements or not? We give you the answers.

10 reasons smoking is not cool

2014-05-26 11:47

Smoking is about as cool as sticking your hand into a food processor. Here are ten reasons why you should never start, or if you have, why you should stop

Living with Granny

2014-05-23 13:00

Three generations in one house – such sweet chaos!

Healthy snacks for kids

2014-05-22 16:22

Babies and toddlers have such small appetites that to meet all their dietary needs in three meals a day is impossible. This is where healthy snacks come in.

School holidays: Keeping kids busy

2014-05-22 16:11

"Mom, I’m bored". These are the most terrifying words for parents during the holidays. But don't despair, here are a few tips on how to keep the kids entertained and yourself sane.

Cerebral palsy: guide for parents

2014-05-22 16:02

About one in every 400 babies is born with cerebral palsy. How much do you know about this condition? Would you cope if this happened to your child?

Help for head lice

2014-05-22 15:54

Every school has a head lice problem at some stage. Here is how to deal with it quickly and effectively.

Kids need nine hours of Zzz..

2014-05-22 15:51

Children in elementary school need at least nine hours of sleep a night - something too few of them these days are getting.

GORD in babies and children

2014-05-21 13:47

While throwing up after a meal is quite normal for infants or toddlers, frequent vomiting in children may be a sign of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.

How is juvenile arthritis treated?

2014-05-20 10:56

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JA) is a chronic condition that causes inflammation in one or more joints, and begins before the age of 16. Learn more about its treatment.

Lagging little triplets

2014-05-19 09:00

Most triplets do well long-term, but the tiniest ones can lag.

Feeding a picky eater?

2014-05-16 11:17

If your child is a picky eater you will know how difficult it is to feed them. We get a clinical paediatric dietitian to advise.

Hazardous chemicals in child care centres

2014-05-16 10:06

Child care centres with foam-containing furniture had much higher levels of hazardous flame-retardant chemicals than other centres.

Do you smoke with kids in the car?

2014-05-07 15:39

The health risks of secondhand smoke are well-known. However, few people realise the devastating effects of secondhand smoke in a car, especially if the passengers are children.


Parents can help reduce inflammation in poor kids

2014-07-23 12:36

Reducing inflammation, a common problem among children from poorer backgrounds, begins with good parenting and life skills coaching.

Echinacea ineffective for childhood colds

2014-07-18 15:03

Echinacea, one of the most common herbal remedies, was found not to be effective in treating upper respiratory tract infections in children.

Asthma drugs may suppress child growth

2014-07-18 11:59

Health experts found that children treated with corticosteroids had slower growth in the first year of treatment, although the effects were minimised by using lower doses.

Child-friendly weddings

2014-07-17 10:57

Should children be allowed at weddings? This dad thinks so.

Echinacea ineffective for childhood colds

2014-07-16 10:39

Echinacea, one of the most common herbal remedies, was found not to be effective in treating upper respiratory tract infections in children.

Kids who sext may be sexually active

2014-07-01 15:18

According to an American survey, adolescents who send or received sexually explicit photos or text messages are more likely to be sexually active than their peers.

'Murderous mom' under psychiatric treatment in UK

2014-06-23 14:38

Tania Clarence, the South African woman accused of murdering her three disabled children, is considering a plea of 'diminished responsibility'.

Teeth grinding

2014-06-13 11:52

Bruxing refers to the gnashing and grinding of teeth during sleep. This is often stress-related.

Eruption and teething

2014-06-12 11:44

A paediatric dentist describes the process children go through when they develop their teeth.

Choosing a paediatrician

2014-06-05 15:44

Don't wait until your baby is born before you choose a paediatrician. Your baby will have to be examined right away. How can you make the best decision?

Combat childhood obesity

2014-06-04 11:51

Parents, teachers and health professionals need to try and formulate a plan of action to combat childhood obesity or better still, prevent it from every occurring in children.

Dangerous games kids play

2014-05-26 14:35

The choking game is a popular game among children – who are not aware of the sometimes fatal consequences.

What are wet dreams and who gets them?

2014-05-26 11:37

A boy's first nocturnal emission tends to cause the most confusion and worry. Most parents don't tell their sons what orgasms and ejaculations are before hand.

Making food fun for fussy eaters

2014-05-22 16:24

If there’s one thing every parent of young children understands it’s the frustration of trying to get their kids to eat a balanced diet.

Top tips for feeding your child

2014-05-22 16:16

If kids could live on pizza and other junk food, they would. Luckily parents are there to monitor their diets. But it's often harder than it sounds.

Travelling with children

2014-05-22 16:05

A getaway with your kids can be great. But without the correct planning it could easily turn into a hellish holiday.

Infant diarrhoea: take action

2014-05-22 15:55

Hundreds of children die every die as a result of diarrhoea. There is fortunately a lot parents can do to prevent a tragedy.

How to treat bedwetting

2014-05-22 15:53

Has you child started wetting the bed and you don't know how to deal with it? We offer some advice on what to do.

Dealing with bedwetting

2014-05-22 15:51

Bedwetting or nocturnal enuresis as it is known by people in white coats that had a bit of Latin in their first year in Med school, is a problem doctors deal with regularly.

Your baby in your bed?

2014-05-21 12:19

Should your baby sleep in bed with you, or not? Researchers, doctors and parents have been at loggerheads over the co-sleeping issue for a long time.

Does my child have ADHD?

2014-05-19 15:48

ADHD is very common these days, but it is also often misdiagnosed. Before rushing off to a doctor have a look through the questions below and see how your child fits into the ADHD spectrum.

Vitamins every child needs

2014-05-16 11:23

Vitamins are essential to the normal functioning a child's' body and besides a few exceptions, cannot be produced by the body. These are the vitamins your child needs.

Are you pushing your kids too hard?

2014-05-16 10:23

When it comes to health and fitness, children need to be motivated. But when are you being too pushy with your kids?


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Common fertility questions

2014-05-07 15:26

Got a question about fertility? South African Fertility Life Coach Janet Chadwick answers 5 of the most common questions.

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