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Children should serve own food - study
February 19 2014 at 14:43

Children who are served dinner at the dining table are less likely to be overweight, according to new research.

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Are online games leading kids to gambling?
February 18 2014 at 12:27

The rise of games on social media sites could lead to a surge in childhood gambling problems, an expert says.

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Prem babies helped by talking - study
February 19 2014 at 12:05

Premature babies may benefit from being talked to while still in intensive care, a study claims.

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Changing families: 1 in 3 has stepchild
February 19 2014 at 12:04

A third of all couples bringing up children have a child from an earlier relationship in their family, according to a report.

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Not eating greens in your genes?
February 18 2014 at 14:52

A study of more than 2 500 British children showed that an aversion to eating greens is in the genes.

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Let’s talk to our babies - expert
February 18 2014 at 12:27

Chatting with your infant spurs important brain development that sets the stage for lifelong learning, researchers say.

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IVF baby boom in the US
February 17 2014 at 12:22

More test-tube babies were born in the United States in 2012 than ever before.

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New rules to stop pupils bunking
February 17 2014 at 12:21

Western Cape pupils who repeatedly skip school could soon receive a visit from a school attendance officer.

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‘My son’s long-lost father is back’
February 14 2014 at 14:26

Agony aunt Emily Yoffe tells a desperate mother that she is finally going to have to tell the truth...

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Reading between the notes
February 14 2014 at 11:46

A local musician has designed an interactive app to accompany his children’s book, writes Esther Lewis.

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Kids ignoring social media age limit
February 14 2014 at 11:45

More than half of children have used social media by the age of ten, according to a study.

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‘I want to hit Tiger Mom with a Barbie’
February 13 2014 at 15:02

Amy Chua now says her book Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother was ironic. Lorraine Candy is not amused...

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SA birth rate dropping - SAIRR
February 13 2014 at 12:21

Childbirths as a proportion of the total SA population are at a record low, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

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In denial, parents of obese kids
February 12 2014 at 14:54

Parents tend to underestimate their child’s excess weight or dismiss the problem as ‘puppy fat’, research finds.

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Can’t sleep? Try a banana before bed
February 12 2014 at 12:05

Bananas are a source of magnesium and potassium, which help to relax muscles.

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Caffeine common in US kids
February 12 2014 at 12:04

Nearly 3 out of 4 US children consume at least some caffeine, mostly from soda, tea and coffee, a government analysis finds.

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Brain-dead woman dies after baby born
February 12 2014 at 10:07

A 32-year-old Canadian woman who has been on life support for six weeks has died after giving birth to a baby boy.

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Is 50 too old to have a baby?
February 11 2014 at 14:53

A quarter of people believe women should stop trying to bring babies into the world past the age of 40. [VIDEO]

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Gallery: the dogs get their day
February 11 2014 at 11:52

The 138th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show features 190 different breeds.

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‘Skinny’ teen boys risk later depression
February 11 2014 at 11:51

Teenage boys who convince themselves they’re too skinny may be at greater risk of being depressed as adults.

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