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12 May 2016, 6:00pm
Caution urged on folic acid study
Caution urged on folic acid study
Parenting

New research suggests that too much folic acid may raise the risk of autism - but other experts are sceptical.

5 May 2016, 10:54am
Scientists grow 13-day embryo
Scientists grow 13-day embryo
Parenting

A human embryo has been grown in a laboratory for twice the length of time than was previously possible.

3 May 2016, 10:48am
Zika defects could be tip of iceberg
Zika defects could be tip of iceberg
Parenting

The consequences of the Zika virus could be far worse than previously thought, scientists in the US and Brazil say.

28 April 2016, 12:49pm
Learn about pregnancy with Patrick Holford
Learn about pregnancy with Patrick Holford
Parenting

Patrick Holford, international health and nutrition expert, will be hosting a pregnancy seminar in Cape Town.

18 April 2016, 10:47am
Why pregnant smokers can’t quit
Why pregnant smokers can’t quit
Parenting

A study shows that nearly 90 percent of pregnant smokers were still using cigarettes when their babies were born.

14 April 2016, 10:43am
Zika does cause birth defects - US
Zika does cause birth defects - US
Parenting

Health officials in the US say there is no longer any doubt that the Zika virus causes babies to be born with brain defects.

6 April 2016, 10:16am
Gene therapy brings ‘hope’ for ill unborns
Gene therapy brings ‘hope’ for ill unborns
Parenting

Doctors at a British hospital plan to give injections of genes to mothers-to-be whose unborn children have stopped growing.

5 April 2016, 10:02am
High rates of FAS in Saldanha - study
High rates of FAS in Saldanha - study
Parenting

About six percent of children are born with foetal alcohol syndrome in Saldanha Bay, according to a three-year study.

4 April 2016, 10:37am
The Pill for men and women
The Pill for men and women
Parenting

A breakthrough in the understanding of the biology of sperm could lead to a unisex version of the Pill.