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Give children's backs a break - chiropractor

Children are at risk of developing spinal deformities if they carry heavy school bags, warns a Cape Town chiropractor.

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'Limit kids to 30 minutes on devices'

Children who spend more than 30 minutes on their iPads in one sitting could be sowing the seeds for pain later in life.

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Social sites linked to teen depression

Teens who spend more than two hours a day on social networking sites are more likely to have mental health problems.

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School deadline looms for W Cape parents
June 25 2015 at 12:42

Western Cape parents have only a few days left to enrol their children in school for the 2016 academic year.

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For many kids life is grim and anxious
June 24 2015 at 12:08

Many South African children wake up every day feeling anxious, scared and not wanting to live.

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'Sugary drinks are poison for kids'
June 23 2015 at 12:26

Parents must stop 'poisoning' their children with the sugar-laden drinks and snacks, a British health official says.

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ADHD: More questions than answers
June 22 2015 at 12:41

Healthcare professionals, educators and patient advocates debate endlessly over attention deficit disorder.

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'Teen screen time affects concentration'
June 22 2015 at 12:41

Children should not be allowed to use phones and iPads before school, an expert has warned.

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Obese kids suffer from teacher bias - study
June 19 2015 at 12:01

A study found teachers perceived heavier children as less able in the classroom - regardless of their actual test scores.

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Want better results? Get pupils SMSing
June 19 2015 at 12:01

SMSing during lessons, it seems, doesn't always put a student off their work.

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Book advocates low carbs for kids
June 18 2015 at 12:14

A new book encourages families to feed toddlers low-carbohydrate meals.

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Keep phones away from pupils - study
June 17 2015 at 11:59

Banning cellphones in schools would have the same benefit as extending the school year by five days, researchers say.

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Healthy food guide for schools, parents
June 17 2015 at 11:59

The Western Cape Department of Education has developed a healthy eating guide for parents, teachers and tuck shops.

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