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Toddlers and naps... research needed
February 25 2015 at 13:23

Children over the age of two who take an afternoon nap don’t get such good quality sleep, say researchers.

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Who you gonna miss? The dog
February 24 2015 at 12:56

More than half of all dog owners would be sadder if their pet died than if a family member passed away.

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How our schools fail boys
February 23 2015 at 14:06

Jennifer Fink’s son is in trouble at school – again. His struggles break her heart.

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‘Bribes’ help pregnant women quit smoking
February 23 2015 at 13:31

Pregnant women are more than twice as likely to quit smoking if they are offered shopping vouchers, according to a study.

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New parent? Ditch those extras
February 23 2015 at 13:16

Don’t bother buying all that bulky baggage for baby – you don’t really need it, says Andrea Orr.

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Lack of sleep may be linked to diabetes
February 20 2015 at 15:31

Missing out on a good night’s rest may increase your chances of developing diabetes, researchers claim.

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‘Software can’t make you a better parent’
February 20 2015 at 14:31

A booming array of gadgets are being marketed to harried parents who want to keep tabs on their children.

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Study gives hope for obese moms, babies
February 20 2015 at 13:08

Risks for overweight moms and their babies are caused by damage to egg cells and may be reversible, scientists say.

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Kids who don't leave home get smarter?
February 19 2015 at 15:33

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
February 19 2015 at 13:09

A new Dr Seuss book is to be released this year, 24 years after the author's death.

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Can Cape Town make the Monopoly board?
February 19 2015 at 13:04

Cape Town is competing against three other African cities to make it into the 80th anniversary edition of Monopoly.

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‘We vaccinate because we love kids’
February 18 2015 at 15:18

A paediatrican writes an open letter to parents who choose not to vaccinate their children.

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Induce birth at 37 weeks, study suggests
February 18 2015 at 13:22

Inducing pregnant women once they reach 37 weeks can lower risks to the baby, a study has suggested.

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Why we have to stop labelling our boys
February 18 2015 at 13:24

Robyn Passante wants a world where neither gender is at risk, or the butt of a joke.

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'No alcohol is safe in early pregnancy'
February 17 2015 at 14:03

Women in the first three months of pregnancy are advised not to drink any alcohol at all under new UK advice.

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Gallery: 'A beautiful group of dogs'
February 17 2015 at 13:28

A beagle and an Old English sheepdog were among a handful of canines to advance in the Westminster Dog Show.

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Why moms need a holiday
February 16 2015 at 15:04

Lauren Apfel is a stay-at-home mom – and she needs a break from childcare.

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Empathetic children, patient parents
February 16 2015 at 14:37

Parenting coach Meghan Leahy says a lack of empathy in a 6-year-old is perfectly normal.

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Fish oil can boost memory – study
February 13 2015 at 14:58

Fish oils can help older people with memory problems to boost their brain power, say researchers.

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Power naps really make a difference
February 13 2015 at 14:42

Researchers say that a quick forty winks can cancel out the effects of a serious lack of sleep the night before.

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