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Babies - and and then tough decisions
May 29 2015 at 13:35

After IVF, a question can often remain: What to do with the embryos left on ice?

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What to do about baby teeth cavities
May 29 2015 at 13:32

Cara McDonough was shocked to discover that her five-year-old had multiple cavities.

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Vitamin D is a cat's best friend
May 29 2015 at 12:05

Cats with higher levels of vitamin D are more likely to survive a serious illness, a study has shown.

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Pregnant - with three months to live
May 29 2015 at 10:44

A Cape Town family is facing an agonising choice - the premature birth of a baby in order to save the mother.

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'These dogs are doing what they love'
May 28 2015 at 13:33

Pamela Constable attends a training session for search-and-rescue dogs...

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Interest in egg freezing soars
May 28 2015 at 12:11

Soaring numbers of young women are inquiring about how to freeze their eggs.

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School bags weigh heavy on pupils
May 28 2015 at 12:10

Schools bags that are too heavy for children to carry can cause back pain, the Chiropractic Association of SA says.

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'Sexting fuels teen depression'
May 27 2015 at 13:29

Sexting and online bullying are fuelling a surge of anxiety disorders in teenagers, experts warn.

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A grape way to promote safe sex
May 27 2015 at 12:28

The government has added colour and flavour in its drive to promote safe sex among young people.

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Hello books, glad to be back
May 27 2015 at 12:07

Helen Walne stopped reading. She thanks every letter in the alphabet that she has returned to books.

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22-week-old babies 'stand chance of survival'
May 27 2015 at 12:06

Premature babies born at just 22 weeks are more likely to survive than doctors had thought, a study suggests.

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When a pet becomes a confidante
May 26 2015 at 12:06

A study shows that youngsters are more likely to confide in pet cats and dogs, than their own brothers and sisters.

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'My child says no one plays with her at school'
May 26 2015 at 12:06

Meghan Leahy tells a mother to allow her daughter to express her feelings - and to do a little leadership.

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Eating for two could make a fat child
May 26 2015 at 12:06

Women who 'eat for two' during pregnancy could leave their unborn child struggling with obesity years later.

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How bathroom light can wake you up
May 25 2015 at 13:41

If you wake up in the middle of the night needing the bathroom, don't turn on the light when you get there.

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When a miscarriage leads to shame
May 25 2015 at 12:20

Almost half of women who have a miscarriage feel guilty about it and over a quarter ashamed, a study shows.

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Body image fears start young - study
May 25 2015 at 12:20

Girls as young as six are going on diets, a study of British schoolchildren has found.

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Want a confident 10-year-old? Start early
May 25 2015 at 12:20

Teaching young children to be independent is hard but worth it, writes Tracy Cutchlow.

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How to teach your kids about sugar
May 22 2015 at 13:17

Casey Seidenberg wants children to know what sugar is, and what it does to their bodies.

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You're not getting my money, kid!
May 22 2015 at 11:43

British comedian Lenny Henry says it is 'right' for rich parents to cut their children out of an inheritance.

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