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Dishwashers just too clean?

Researchers say that children whose families washed dishes by hand are less likely to develop eczema and asthma.

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Kids who don't leave home get smarter?

An extended adolescence may allow the brain to ‘specialise’, and so become more mature, an expert says.

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New Dr Seuss book due out this year

A new Dr Seuss book is to be released this year, 24 years after the author's death.

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Dishwashers just too clean?
February 27 2015 at 15:22

Researchers say that children whose families washed dishes by hand are less likely to develop eczema and asthma.

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Kids who don't leave home get smarter?
February 19 2015 at 15:33

An extended adolescence may allow the brain to ‘specialise’, and so become more mature, an expert says.

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New Dr Seuss book due out this year
February 19 2015 at 13:09

A new Dr Seuss book is to be released this year, 24 years after the author's death.

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Can Cape Town make the Monopoly board?
February 19 2015 at 13:04

Cape Town is competing against three other African cities to make it into the 80th anniversary edition of Monopoly.

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Parents’ lifestyles affect kids weight – study
February 13 2015 at 14:14

The lifestyle of parents – rather than their genes – is mainly responsible for children being overweight, scientists believe.

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Want to improve your school marks? Sleep!
February 13 2015 at 14:12

Teens need around nine hours of sleep, but studies have found that as many as two-thirds regularly get less than seven.

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Game that monopolises childhood memory
February 9 2015 at 15:05

Kamcilla Pillay examines the seemingly universal appeal of the board game Monopoly.

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Online comments better than a doctor?
February 6 2015 at 11:11

The anti-vaccination movement arises in the same place as other Internet inanities, a study suggests.

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Spanking children is okay, says Pope
February 6 2015 at 12:39

Badly behaved children can be punished with a smack, Pope Francis has advised parents.

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And the top toy of all time is...
February 4 2015 at 13:19

A poll to find the 50 greatest toys of all time was topped, perhaps unsurprisingly, by Lego.

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