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"50 moms, 50 kids, 1 extra chromosome": moms do carpool karaoke for World Down Syndrome Day

This video went viral for all the right reasons and just in time for World Down Syndrome Day.

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Explainer: what are middle ear infections and how are they treated?

It's an all-too-common childhood illness but if left untreated (and if recurring), middle ear infections could lead to developmental delays. Here's how you can spot the painful condition and what to do about it.

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Five diseases you can catch from pets

While pets are a big part of the family, with the rabies outbreak, pet owners are encouraged to be more careful.

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Meet Aaron, the 3-year-old Cape town boy who can’t eat

Aaron was diagnosed with Interleukin-12 Receptor Defect, a rare and incurable disease that affects his immune system. He is the only child, of the few known cases worldwide, who can't consume food – at all.

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Tapping: a great way to help kids deal with anxiety

The Tapping Solution Foundation explains that by tapping particular points on your body while talking through something that might be causing you to feel anxious, you can restore balance in your body and mind.

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What happened to Asperger’s syndrome?

In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association stopped using the clinical term "Asperger’s syndrome", grouping the condition with other forms of autism under the term "Autism Spectrum Disorder" (ASD). Here an expert explains why the change was made and how it will impact families.

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Rabies outbreak – 5 ways to keep your children safe

There has been a spike of rabies in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, here is how you can make sure your family is safe.

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Pretoria mom feels her son received "inadequate medical care" after he showed symptoms of listeriosis

"Why did they make it so difficult and cause us so much trauma? My son was made to suffer for longer than necessary due to negligence on the part of the trauma doctor. The public needs to be made aware of the inadequate medical care out there!"

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What parents and pregnant women must know about listeria

The recent outbreak of listeriosis is the most severe since the 1970s, with 172 deaths reported. But some may be more at risk than others. Here's what the National Institute of Communicable Diseases has to say about protecting your loved ones.

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How witnessing violence can harm your child's mental health

Children who report high levels of exposure to violence, either as witness or victim, report the highest levels of depression, anger and anxiety.

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Struggling with an anxious child? Here's help

Anxiety is a normal emotion, but for some kids it can become a problem. Here’s advice on how to help your child cope .

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Mom fights to get cruel tweet of her disabled daughter removed

“We have to deal with so many challenges, but because of her my life is better."

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5 questions to ask your ageing parents’ doctors

For many senior citizens, combining medications can be fatal. But living with a chronic disease is part and parcel of growing older. Here's how to ensure you ask your parents’ doctors the right questions.

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Is there a language barrier to seeking medical and mental health help for kids in SA?

Since today is International Mother Language Day it might be a good time to talk about diversifying our mental health services to be more encompassing of our 11 official languages.

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Are you suffering from post-natal depression?

How do you know you have postnatal depression?

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Allergies can worsen your child’s ADHD

A mom says healthy eating habits has helped her son to handle hyperactivity

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Girls have ADHD too

Why are mostly boys diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and so many girls are overlooked?

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WATCH: Let's calculate how much water your family and Bullet the Dog is actually using per day!

With Cape Town's taps expected to run dry by 16 April, Patensie in the Eastern Cape's water running out even sooner, and water restrictions in place for most of South Africa, have you considered just how much water your family is using at home? Use this video to tally it up.

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A letter from a depressed first-time mom: "Please don't forget me"

A mother explains that sometimes postnatal depression results from others forgetting that new moms have an identity independent of their babies and that their wellbeing matters too.

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WATCH: This teacher became a hero the day she decided to donate her kidney to her little student

With less than 1% of the South African population registered as organ donors, we're clearly in need of inspirational stories like this one.

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How an Eastern Cape mom helped her colour-blind son see real green grass

After endless prayers, hours of research and training and starting a Facebook page, Bronwen Du Preez was finally able to buy her son special glasses that changed the way he'd see the world forever.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is done with chemo and her sons marked the day in the best possible way!

Lip-syncing Michael Jackson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus's sons told cancer to "beat it!"
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