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2 days ago
Can women over 40 ‘Botox’ their ovaries?
Can women over 40 ‘Botox’ their ovaries?

Women who look youthful into their 40s need to be warned they cannot ‘Botox their ovaries’.

4 days ago
Doctors urged to prescribe drugs for morning sickness
Doctors urged to prescribe drugs for morning sickness

Women with morning sickness are to be routinely prescribed drugs by GPs rather than being dismissed and left to suffer in silence.

16 days ago
'Major advance' in 3-parent baby research
'Major advance' in 3-parent baby research

"Three-parent babies" could soon be a reality in the UK, scientists have announced.

18 days ago
Want a clever kid? Eat fruit, lots of it
Want a clever kid? Eat fruit, lots of it

Child development experts in Canada tested 808 one-year-olds whose expectant mothers recorded their daily food intake.

25 days ago
How child obesity is triggered in womb
How child obesity is triggered in womb

Babies born to women with a common form of temporary diabetes, that occurs in pregnancy, gain weight early on in life, say scientists.

37 days ago
Pregnant and depressed? Get help!
Pregnant and depressed? Get help!

A UCT project recommends that moms-to-be should be tested for depression and anxiety, writes Nontando Mposo.

45 days ago
Caution urged on folic acid study
Caution urged on folic acid study

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

52 days ago
Scientists grow 13-day embryo
Scientists grow 13-day embryo

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

54 days ago
Zika defects could be tip of iceberg
Zika defects could be tip of iceberg

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

59 days ago
Learn about pregnancy with Patrick Holford
Learn about pregnancy with Patrick Holford

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

18 Apr '16, 08:47am
Why pregnant smokers can’t quit
Why pregnant smokers can’t quit

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

14 Apr '16, 08:43am
Zika does cause birth defects - US
Zika does cause birth defects - US

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

06 Apr '16, 08:16am
Gene therapy brings ‘hope’ for ill unborns
Gene therapy brings ‘hope’ for ill unborns

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

05 Apr '16, 08:02am
High rates of FAS in Saldanha - study
High rates of FAS in Saldanha - study

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

04 Apr '16, 08:37am
The Pill for men and women
The Pill for men and women

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