Category: Children’s Health

3 Small things you can do to survive the heatwave

Posted on Oct 19, 2020 by Zethu Sithole

As temperatures rise we should all take extra care of how the heat is affecting us and take ...

Why many South African mothers give up breastfeeding their babies so soon

Posted on Oct 14, 2020 by The Conversation

Globally, numerous policies and programmes have been put in place to promote and support breastfeeding. South Africa has ...

Why are my child’s teeth yellow?

Posted on Oct 14, 2020 by Zethu Sithole

Your child’s teeth can become yellow and discoloured even when they practice good oral hygiene...

Paediatricians seeing a growing demand for medical cannabis for kids

Posted on Oct 12, 2020 by The Conversation

Only four per cent of paediatricians said they had authorized medical cannabis for one of their child patients...

What is Leukaemia and what can you do about it?

Posted on Oct 8, 2020 by Zethu Sithole

Leukaemia and blood disorders may be considered rare, the kind of things you see on medical dramas but ...

4 Things everyone needs to know about nut allergies

Posted on Sep 30, 2020 by Zethu Sithole

4 Things you need to know about having a nut allergy...

Should kids be eating dairy?

Posted on Sep 28, 2020 by A4W Contributor

No matter their income, many South African families fall short of the recommendations for 2 to 3 servings ...

Is inyongo a real illness?

Posted on Sep 21, 2020 by Zethu Sithole

Inyongo directly translated means bile, it is a condition caused by overindulgence and which can cause bile reflux ...

Playing at dating – What’s appropriate for kids and what isn’t?

Posted on Sep 7, 2020 by Zethu Sithole

Although playing at relationships is a natural step in a child’s development, parents still have a role to ...

Why you need to stock up on brain food

Posted on Aug 16, 2020 by Watch This

Great advice on brain food and how it can help your children develop optimally...

South African policy isn’t connecting child nutrition and sanitation

Posted on Aug 12, 2020 by The Conversation

in South Africa, where around 25% of children under the age of three years are stunted. The situation ...

Lockdown ‘could have damaged the eyesight of thousands of children’

Posted on Aug 11, 2020 by Watch This

Specialists from various countries have analysed the data from over 170 000 children

Children under 5 can spread COVID-19 – study

Posted on Aug 7, 2020 by Living & Loving

A new study published by the American Medical Association in its journal Pediatrics has revealed that children younger ...

Paediatricians speak out against school closures

Posted on Aug 6, 2020 by A4W Contributor

As schools welcomed only Grade 12 learners back this week, the Paediatrician Management Group (PMG) and the South ...

Traumatic breastfeeding experiences are the reason we must continue to promote it

Posted on Jul 31, 2020 by The Conversation

All the pain, regret and anger that mothers feel is the reason we need to shout so loudly ...

5 Ways to keep your children’s immune systems strong

Posted on Jul 29, 2020 by A4W Contributor

We’re halfway through winter and no doubt us parents are paying much more attention to our children’s immune ...

What happens when infants have COVID-19?

Posted on Jul 28, 2020 by A4W Contributor

What COVID-19 looks like in an infant younger than 3 months...

Meet Stella, the 7-year-old bodybuilder

Posted on Jul 28, 2020 by Watch This

Stella was only a toddler when she first went to the gym: now at seven years-old she is ...

Preparing your child for a COVID-19 test: stress-reducing tips for both of you

Posted on Jul 21, 2020 by Living & Loving

If you haven't had a Covid-19 test yet, you need to read this, so that you know how ...

Plant-based diet may reduce obese children’s risk of heart disease

Posted on Jul 17, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Obese children who begin a low-fat, plant-based vegan diet may lower their risk of heart disease...

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