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Can a videogame teach kids empathy?
March 7 2014 at 14:27

Emily Bazelon looks at a new game which aims to teach children goodness.

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Why kids shouldn’t have TV in bedroom
March 10 2014 at 12:02

A study found that children aged ten to 14 years with a TV in their rooms weighed around 0.4kg more than those without.

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Ricky the poodle is Best in Show
March 11 2014 at 12:21

The world's largest annual dog show this year attracted more than 21 000 entrants.

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How Facebook encourages eating disorders
March 10 2014 at 15:09

Students who spend a lot of time on the social networking site tend to be more body conscious, new research reveals.

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Moms who want marijuana for their kids
March 7 2014 at 14:23

IFP MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini has asked for the legalisation of medicinal dagga. He’s not the only one...

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Put oily fish on menu for sound sleep
March 7 2014 at 14:18

Boosting levels of omega-3 fatty acids resulted in children sleeping for longer and waking up less in the night, a study has shown.

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Love thy neighbour and his dog
March 7 2014 at 14:13

Incessant barking has stirred neighbourhood violence and bred an industry of devices decried as hurtful by some.

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Think you’re in control? Think again
March 7 2014 at 12:09

Children have a bigger say in how they are raised than parents believe, says a study.

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A cautionary tale on DIY surrogacy
March 7 2014 at 12:09

A British judge has underlined the 'real dangers' of private surrogacy agreements.

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There’s nothing illogical in equal parenting
March 6 2014 at 15:02

Lorraine Candy wonders if she should stay within a few miles of her kitchen to safeguard her marriage and family.

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Happy ending for IVF egg donor
March 6 2014 at 14:59

Mom of two Jo Stretton is only too aware that in eight years’ time there could be a third child arriving on her doorstep. [VIDEO]

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Waging the nappy war
March 6 2014 at 11:55

Researchers at Procter & Gamble are pushing the boundaries of nappy science to head off competitors.

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How passive smoke affects kids’ arteries
March 6 2014 at 11:54

Research, which lends weight to campaigns for smoking to be banned in cars, found passive smoking leads to thickening of children's artery walls.

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Mom, not fish fingers again
March 5 2014 at 15:04

The average youngster eats just five different meals a week, according to a poll.

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Why teen smokers find it hard to quit
March 5 2014 at 12:24

A study found that the longer a young person smokes, the less grey matter they had in the brain region involved in decision-making.

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Transplanted wombs receive embryos
March 4 2014 at 12:09

Four Swedish women with transplanted uteruses have received test-tube embryos in a cutting-edge bid to fall pregnant.

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Tell your child to take a hike - to school
March 3 2014 at 12:25

Ferrying pupils to the school gates may be reassuring for parents but it ‘costs the Earth’, say green campaigners.

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Children online? Just relax
February 28 2014 at 13:50

Parental paranoia about technology and social media can be ‘devastating and destructive’, writes Emily Bazelon.

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C-section babies more likely to be obese
February 28 2014 at 13:46

Babies born by caesarean section are more likely to struggle with their weight as adults, experts warn.

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Implants to help curb teen pregnancies
February 28 2014 at 11:52

One million South Africans fall pregnant every year. Of that number eight percent are girls below 18.

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