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Encouraging healthy lifestyle habits for your children

Posted on November 19, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

Are you actively encouraging your children to adopt healthy lifestyle habits?...

What causes premature births

World Prematurity Day: What causes premature births?

Posted on November 16, 2017 by Contributor

One in seven babies in South Africa is born too early. What causes premature births and are there ...

The littlest micro premature baby leaves medical staff in awe

The littlest micro premature baby leaves medical staff in awe

Posted on November 16, 2017 by Contributor

The survival of babies born between 23 and 25 weeks is still under debate, but miraculously, the littlest ...

The challenges of breastfeeding a premature baby

The challenges of breastfeeding a premature baby

Posted on November 15, 2017 by Contributor

While breast milk helps reduce the risk of newborn death, breastfeeding a premature baby has its challenges...

Healthy energy snacks for your kids

Posted on November 12, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

Here are some great ideas for healthy energy snacks for your children…

Do you know what to do if your child is choking?

Do you know what to do if your child is choking?

Posted on November 9, 2017 by Contributor

Knowing what to do when a child is choking could save their life...

Gardens boost children's developing brains

Gardens boost children’s developing brains

Posted on November 8, 2017 by Contributor

If you want smart children, start a garden.  It turns out that green spaces have positive effects on ...

childhood smacks

Do childhood smacks affect you now?

Posted on November 6, 2017 by Contributor

Were you smacked as a child? Research has found that childhood smacks can lead to a host of ...

How to treat your child’s headache

Posted on November 4, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

Do you know how to treat a child’s headache?...

cellphone screen time

How screen time affects children’s sleep

Posted on November 2, 2017 by Contributor

With their brain, sleep patterns and eyes still developing, children are particularly vulnerable to the sleep-disrupting effects of ...

Children without allergies can still suffer from asthma-like symptoms

Children without allergies can still suffer from asthma-like symptoms

Posted on November 1, 2017 by Contributor

Researchers have identified a protein that may be causing asthma-like coughing and wheezing in children without them having ...

Is childhood schizophrenia common?

Posted on October 29, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

Childhood schizophrenia is a relatively uncommon mental disorder…

Barni Bear Sponge Cakes – a delicious picnic treat for summer adventures!

Posted on October 24, 2017 by ADVERTORIAL

The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and the park nearby is simply begging for a picnic ...

Help prevent childhood obesity

Posted on October 22, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

As a parent, there are several things that you can do to help…

kids to eat vegetables

How to get kids to eat vegetables

Posted on October 20, 2017 by Contributor

Getting kids to eat vegetables can be a daunting task. Fortunately, we have tips to make healthy eating ...

Did you know? Breastfeeding can help prevent both breast cancer and childhood cancer

Posted on October 16, 2017 by Contributor

As we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the South African Breastmilk Reserve (SABR) urges women to ...

New typhoid vaccine could halve infection rate

Posted on October 13, 2017 by Contributor

The Vi-conjugate typhoid vaccine, the only typhoid vaccine that can be used in infants, represents a new tool ...

Can children get urinary tract infections?

Posted on October 13, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

It is possible for children to experience urinary tract infections…

childhood obesity

Childhood obesity: A wake-up call for parents

Posted on October 11, 2017 by Contributor

According to a new study published in The Lancet medical journal, childhood obesity has grown tenfold since 1975...

Obesity: A wake-up call for all South Africans, especially parents

Posted on October 11, 2017 by Contributor

Childhood obesity takes a huge toll on a number of levels, but the biggest impact will only be ...

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