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Traffic fumes slow down school progress – study

Scientist link air pollution to lower cognitive development even as UK found to be in breach of air laws.

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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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Unhealthy living could shorten SA kids’ lives
December 22 2014 at 10:15

Coming generations would be plagued by chronic but preventable lifestyle diseases if action is not taken soon, says local expert.

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Why cartoons are more violent than films
December 18 2014 at 10:46

Children's cartoons depict death more often than films for adults, according to research.

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Pageants put pressure on girls - activist
December 17 2014 at 07:05

Do we really want young girls to aspire to be Miss World given the high levels of eating disorders, asks an activist.

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Just 70 spoonsful of sugar?
December 15 2014 at 13:15

How your child may be eating up to 70 teaspoons of sugar a day. Richard Price puts it to the test in an experiment.

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Gallery: Dressing kids for Christmas
December 15 2014 at 11:02

Omeshnie Naidoo takes a look at local designers and what they have in store for kiddies' festive clothing.

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We need more stories our children can identify with
December 10 2014 at 13:32

There is still is a shortage of SA tales that can feed hungry young minds, writes Niki Daly.

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Kiddies’ books and the race debate
December 5 2014 at 14:41

Pippi Longstocking raises questions about erasing old racial references. But are we going too far, asks Gail Sullivan.

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Four in 10 have seen parents break up
December 4 2014 at 11:50

Youngsters whose mother and father have broken up are far more likely to have behaviour problems, say researchers.

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What not to get the kids for Christmas
December 2 2014 at 13:39

Group expresses alarm that 'dangerous or toxic toys can still be found on America's store shelves' in its annual Trouble in Toyland report.

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Broken homes make troubled teens - study
December 1 2014 at 11:17

Teenagers whose parents divorce are more likely to get poor exam results, drink alcohol and suffer eating disorders, a study found.

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