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How soccer boosts boys

Posted on July 19, 2017 by Contributor

Compared with many other sports, playing soccer can improve bone development in teenage boys, new research shows…

How to prevent burns this winter

Posted on July 18, 2017 by Contributor

With fires lit, heaters on and kettles boiling, we may be fighting the winter cold, but how safe ...

Teach your kids about drinking healthy beverages

Posted on July 14, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

Teaching your kids about drinking healthy beverages should start at a young age…

Face-to-face bullying more common than cyberbullying in England

Posted on July 14, 2017 by Contributor

A study estimates that fewer than 1% of 15-year-olds in England report only being bullied online regularly, while ...

Raising a type 1 diabetic child

Posted on July 13, 2017 by Contributor

Have you checked? Those are usually the first words of the day for parents who have children living ...

Keep your child safe around the pool area

Posted on July 7, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

There are many things that you can do to keep your child safe around the pool area…

Higher IQ in childhood is linked to a longer life

Posted on July 4, 2017 by Contributor

Children with a higher IQ not only have a better start in life, they could live longer too…

Reduce the risk of SIDS

Posted on July 3, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

Do you know what SIDS stands for and how to reduce the risk of it happening to your ...

Scary: Pesticides accumulate in the home

Posted on June 28, 2017 by Contributor

Think twice about using insecticides. A chemical in common pesticides, known to cause dizziness and nausea, has been ...

Is brain-body imbalance the cause of your child’s problems?

Posted on June 27, 2017 by Contributor

*Kiera's mother was in despair over her daughter's school report. Her marks were below average and the teacher ...

Teach your kids to read food labels before making purchases

Posted on June 24, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

If your kids are old enough, teach them to read food labels before making purchases…

How to help children deal with diabetes

Posted on June 22, 2017 by Contributor

Having a diabetic child adds another dimension to parenting. Here’s a psychologist’s advice for helping children to deal ...

Is your baby getting enough vitamin D?

Posted on June 21, 2017 by Contributor

Vitamin D and/or calcium deficiency can lead to rickets, a serious condition that affects the development of healthy ...

Healthy habits for kids

Posted on June 18, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

Here are some healthy habits that you should encourage in your family…

1,6 Million South African children are obese

Posted on June 15, 2017 by Contributor

The sudden rise of obesity in South African children means that more and more kids are developing life-threatening ...

Drug combination improves lung function of children with cystic fibrosis

Posted on June 13, 2017 by Contributor

A combination of two drugs – lumacaftor and ivacaftor – improves lung function in children aged six to ...

Symptoms of childhood asthma

Posted on June 10, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

Do you know what the symptoms of childhood asthma are?...

A good reason to give babies eggs

Posted on June 9, 2017 by Contributor

Researchers were stunned by the results after giving six- to nine-month-old babies eggs every day for six months…

1 In 5 twins in sub-Saharan Africa dies before the age of 5

Posted on June 6, 2017 by Contributor

One in five children born as a twin in sub-Saharan Africa dies before the age of five and ...

Study: Half a million children still die from diarrhoea each year

Posted on June 6, 2017 by Contributor

The study finds that diarrhoea is the fourth leading cause of death for children and responsible for 8,6% ...

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