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“Black people don’t get ADHD”

Posted on September 19, 2017 by Contributor

Many black parents don’t believe it’s possible for their children to have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), but this could ...

Survivors of childhood cancer suffer many health conditions as adults

Posted on September 17, 2017 by Contributor

Survivors of childhood cancer may experience, on average, nearly twice as many chronic health conditions by the age ...

Treating and preventing worms in children

Posted on September 16, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

Children under the age of 10 may experience a worm infestation…

Teenage suicide is a growing problem

Posted on September 14, 2017 by Contributor

“Teenage suicide is a serious and growing problem,” says Prof Lourens Schlebusch, author of Suicidal Behaviour in South ...

Safety guidelines for babies

Posted on September 10, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

Here are some safe bed-sharing guidelines to be aware of if you have a baby…

Study: children who sleep less have higher risk of diabetes

Posted on September 4, 2017 by Contributor

Research has found that children who sleep one hour less a night have higher risk factors for type ...

German measles: Signs and symptoms to look out for

Posted on September 4, 2017 by Living & Loving

Think your little one might have German measles? Look out for these symptoms. By Lynne Gidish...

What causes children to cough?

Posted on September 2, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

There are several reasons as to why your child may cough...

Cochlear implant will help Durban’s ‘Little Fighter’ to hear for the first time

Posted on August 29, 2017 by Contributor

For someone who has not even turned two yet, Egan Pillay of Durban has already had to overcome ...

Raising a child with diabetes

Posted on August 28, 2017 by Bona

All you need to know and consider when your child is diagnosed with diabetes...

Does your child have a stuffy nose?

Posted on August 27, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

Many children will have a stuffy nose at some point in their childhood…

Cleaning the wax from your child’s ear

Posted on August 21, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

Cleaning a child’s ear can be a very difficult task for some parents…

How probiotics save newborn babies’ lives

Posted on August 18, 2017 by Contributor

A special probiotic mixture given to newborn babies reduces the incidence of sepsis, which is often deadly, by ...

5 Distressing baby skin conditions and how to treat them

Posted on August 16, 2017 by Living & Loving

Expert advice on how to offer relief for these five common baby skin conditions, by Françoise Gallet...

Do your children engage in sufficient exercise?

Posted on August 14, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

Do you encourage your children to engage in a sufficient amount of exercise on a regular basis?...

Posture exercises for children

Posted on August 6, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

Does your child have a problem with his or her posture?...

Groundbreaking milk bank technology saves babies

Posted on August 3, 2017 by Contributor

In a first for the African continent, a South African human milk bank service now includes colostrum donations ...

A sore throat can break a little heart

Posted on August 1, 2017 by Contributor

This Rheumatic Fever Week (1-6 August), the Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa reminds us that a sore ...

How to protect children from meningitis

Posted on August 1, 2017 by Contributor

It is estimated that around half a million children under five still die of meningitis and septicaemia worldwide ...

Muscle strain in kids

Posted on July 29, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

Anyone can strain their muscle, even children…

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