diabetes
AP

Unhealthy living could shorten SA kids’ lives

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

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iol lif dec 18 finding nemo
AP

Why cartoons are more violent than films

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

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iol lif dec 17 Rolene Strauss
EPA

Pageants put pressure on girls - activist

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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Why ‘you’re fat’ is the worse thing to say
September 25 2014 at 11:51

Girls labelled by parents or friends as 'too fat' at age 10 have a higher risk of being obese as adults, a US study has found.

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School admissions stuck in a time warp
September 23 2014 at 11:43

A bemused and frustrated Asanda Ngoasheng is applying for a primary school place for her daughter...

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Cutesy food ads on the way out?
September 22 2014 at 14:02

No more luring of kids to eat sugary, salty treats and fast food, says the health department in draft regulations.

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Gender equality lessons begin at school
September 22 2014 at 11:58

Valerie Boje visits a Tokyo school and sees gender equality in action...

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Shyness can lead to anxiety in children
September 18 2014 at 12:04

Childhood fears can can sometimes develop into a serious psychiatric problem, writes Andrea Wege.

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Teens ‘lectured not to have sex’
September 17 2014 at 12:20

Cape Town teenagers say they are taught at school about contraception - but are sent away by clinic staff.

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Pocket money ‘teaches kids about money’
September 16 2014 at 13:24

Children who are given pocket money are better financial planners later in life and are less inclined to be in debt.

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Skip breakfast now, get diabetes later?
September 16 2014 at 12:00

Skipping breakfast in childhood may raise the risk of diabetes in later life, scientists claim.

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Learning the hard way to buckle kids up
September 12 2014 at 13:28

'You think it won't happen to you,' says mum whose baby died in car crash.

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Sleep link to teen obesity
September 12 2014 at 11:30

Lack of sleep in your teenage years can stack the deck against you for obesity later in life, says a New York professor.

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