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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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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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Risky teen behaviour in the brain?
September 11 2014 at 14:04

Teenagers can do the craziest things, but there could be a scientific explanation for this...

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