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Today’s children will have worse health in old age than their grandparents

Posted on May 22, 2017 by Contributor

Surprisingly, today’s children will be less healthy than today’s adults over 65 when they reach that age, according ...

Why is ADHD so common today?

Posted on May 15, 2017 by Contributor

Why does Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) seem to be more common today than ever before? Dr Uschenka Padayachey explains ...

Is your child suffering with constipation?

Posted on May 12, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

Do you know how to tell if your child is suffering from constipation?...

Raise your child’s self-esteem

Posted on May 12, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

You can help to build your child’s self-esteem by doing several things…

Support for youth with cancer

Posted on May 9, 2017 by Contributor

In memory of Tyler Sassman, 16, the Tyler Sassman Foundation was launched to provide support to youth with ...

Prevent your child from becoming obese

Posted on May 5, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

Encourage healthy eating and exercising habits to help prevent your child from becoming obese…

Arsenic found in baby foods

Posted on May 5, 2017 by Contributor

Almost half of rice baby-food products contain illegal levels of inorganic arsenic, new research concludes…

Meningitis in children – what you need to know

Posted on May 4, 2017 by Living & Loving

We give you the lowdown on this serious infection of the brain and spinal cord and how to ...

Help your child to develop healthy habits

Posted on April 30, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

Here are some ways in which you can help your child to develop healthy habits…

Can a doctor withdraw life support from a baby?

Posted on April 24, 2017 by Contributor

Justice Francis found in favour of withdrawing life support from a baby with a rare genetic condition, against ...

How alcohol abuse can affect your teenager

Posted on April 22, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

Protect your teenagers against alcohol abuse as it has many dangerous effects…

Childhood leukaemia: Global inequalities in survival persist

Posted on April 20, 2017 by Contributor

According to the latest data on global childhood cancer incidence, leukaemia is the most common cancer in children ...

How do vaccines work?

Posted on April 19, 2017 by Contributor

Immunisation is recognised as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions, but just how do ...

Choking risks for young children

Posted on April 14, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

Young children can experience chocking if exposed to small items or objects…

How to keep your teen healthy

Posted on April 12, 2017 by Contributor

This is a sensitive and stressful time for teens and even though they’re big, they still need looking ...

4 Household safety tips for kids

Posted on April 9, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

Here are some safety tips for kids - whether in their own home or whilst staying at others…

Why autism in girls is often overlooked

Posted on April 6, 2017 by Contributor

Could your daughter have autism? A new report found that autism manifests differently in girls than in boys ...

Important checkups for your child

Posted on April 1, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

There are many important checkups that parents should take their children for …

5 Ways to make handwashing an easy, fun habit for the whole family

Posted on March 30, 2017 by Contributor

Moms are always worried about germs, but the reality is that it’s impossible to stop kids from coming ...

Infections during pregnancy may be linked to autism

Posted on March 28, 2017 by Contributor

When a mother picks up an infection during pregnancy, it may influence how her child's brain develops in ...

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