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COVID-19 and allergies

Posted on Jun 30, 2020 by PRESS

Taking care of your self during the COVID-19 pandemic when you suffer from asthma and allergies can save ...

pregnant

We tracked Soweto mothers-to-be to find out more about diet and obesity patterns

Posted on Jun 26, 2020 by The Conversation

Obese women, or those with gestational diabetes (glucose intolerance beginning or first recognised during pregnancy), are more likely ...

children and young people

Indirect adverse effects of COVID-19 on children & youth’s mental & physical health

Posted on Jun 25, 2020 by A4W Contributor

While children and young people seem rarely to be victims of severe COVID-19, we should anticipate that they ...

children's nutrition

Toddler nutrition 101

Posted on Jun 25, 2020 by Zethu Sithole

The Happy Organics Family, family share their top tips on feeding young children healthy and nutritious meals...

Lonely children could grow up to be depressed adults

Posted on Jun 15, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Children and teenagers are likely to experience high rates of depression and anxiety long after current lockdown and ...

7 Safe & natural remedies to ease congestion in young children

Posted on Jun 12, 2020 by Living & Loving

When young children get sick and congestion settles into their chests it can be worrying. Here are seven ...

obese child

COVID-19 lockdowns worsen childhood obesity

Posted on Jun 9, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Children are at a higher risk of obesity during lockdown; eating more junk food and getting involved in ...

Why children of all ages need to keep active time during (and after) lockdown

Posted on Jun 4, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Schools are gradually reopening but it will be a while before PE lessons and school sports are allowed ...

How to care for your chronically ill child

Posted on May 27, 2020 by Bona

When your child has a chronic illness, you become the primary caregiver. And, knowing what to do can ...

Princess Beatrice reflects on childhood struggle with dyslexia

Posted on May 27, 2020 by BANG Showbiz

Princess Beatrice suffered with low self-confidence due to her dyslexia but says it has helped her in her ...

How COVID-19 affects children – it’s worse than we thought

Posted on May 12, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Despite the claims about children’s resilience to the virus, COVID-19 does affect children and the complications are worse ...

meningococcal meningitis

Are your kids vaccinated against meningococcal meningitis?

Posted on Apr 23, 2020 by PRESS

Meningococcal meningitis can end the life of a child in less than 24 hours, which is why vaccination ...

parents' smoking

Children exposed to parents’ smoking have poorer midlife cognitive function

Posted on Apr 17, 2020 by A4W Contributor

New research has found that children who have been exposed to parents’ smoking have a poorer cognitive function ...

sleep can help teens deal with social stress

Sleep can help teens deal with social stress

Posted on Feb 27, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Is your teen getting enough sleep? Research has found that sleep can help teens deal with social stress ...

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Could time spent in nature help children process negative emotions?

Posted on Feb 26, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Spending time in nature may help children regulate their emotions, suggests new research...

5 Superfoods to help your child focus at school

Posted on Feb 24, 2020 by Lara Bestbier

What mom isn't looking for ways to get her children to focus their attention, particularly when it comes ...

Since children who spend time in nature are healthy and happier, here are tips for creating a natural outdoor play area in your garden...

How to create a natural outdoor play area for your kids

Posted on Feb 20, 2020 by Monique Warner

Since children who spend time in nature are healthy and happier, here are tips for creating a natural ...

How to get your children to eat their greens.

The proven way get your children to eat their greens

Posted on Feb 20, 2020 by Monique Warner

Begging, bribing and disguising, as a conscientious parent you will do almost anything to get your children to ...

How nature play benefits children’s health

How nature play benefits children’s health

Posted on Feb 19, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Move over indoor play parks, research has found that nature play benefits children's health, cognitive abilities and creativity...

Research has discovered how breastfeeding boosts your baby’s brain - a carbohydrate in breast milk has a positive impact on neurodevelopment...

Study: Breastfeeding boosts your baby’s brain

Posted on Feb 19, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Research has discovered how breastfeeding boosts your baby’s brain - a carbohydrate in breast milk has a positive ...

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