Children aged five are gorging on sugar by eating four times the recommended limit.
Once the virus has taken hold, a rash and then blisters form in about two days.
Dozens of parents are accusing the fashion designer of sexualising her daughter.
Omeshnie Naidoo chatted to the creator of Dora the Explorer, Chris Gifford, ahead of the South African Tour of the stage extravaganza
Winter school holidays means parents will be looking for ideas on how to keep their children busy indoors
Here are five awesomely entertaining shows for teens to get stuck into over the holidays.
London - Having teens in a hosuehold adds just over R42 700 a year to a typical family’s bills, according to a new report.
Are young people only important in June?
Behind the scenes of that TV advert featuring a cute kid is a lot of hard slog, for the child and the parents, writes Helen Grange.
As a child, he dressed up in girls’ clothes all the time and longed to be a woman.
Children who grow up in urban areas and are exposed to violence are more likely to have asthma.
Pornographic material leaves many children at risk of becoming desensitised to its impact, say researchers.
Independent Media, in partnership with Dis-Chem and the Dis-Chem Foundation is embarking on a second year of the Million Comforts campaign.
TBM can be devastating for children, yet the disease can be treated if caught in time, says a local paediatric neurologist.
Boys will be allowed to wear skirts and girls to wear trousers under new 'gender-neutral' uniform policies introduced across the UK.