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It happened to me: Osteopathy worked wonders for my son

What is osteopathy and why did it work so well for Caleb?

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Keeping sweat at bay: 7 natural alternatives to deodorant for your teen

If run of the mill products have proven harmful to your teenager's sensitive skin, here we list a few natural alternatives.

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When the taps run dry: what is your family's plan to cope with severe water shortage?

It's not unthinkable that we could have to shower in salty water one day. Right now, we have rethink each drop of water – here are a few ideas.

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"I had no idea my son's eye colour meant he had cancer"

“It was hell watching our son go through so much pain”

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These are the early warning signs of childhood cancer

The Cancer Association of SA (CANSA) urges parents to become aware of the early warning signs of child cancer.

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16 most embarrassing running questions… answered!

From your sex life, to flatulence, to black toenails… there are some things you just can’t ask a friend. And to make sure you don’t have to, we’ve found experts to answer your most awkward running questions.

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Mom dies after refusing cancer treatment to save baby’s life

It’s a situation no woman should have to face: choosing between your own life and that of your unborn child. But that’s exactly the impossible choice one British woman had to make.

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What makes ice cream so ice creamy? Talking food additives

Busting the myth that all food additives are bad: a quick guide for label readers.

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To snip or not to snip? Our readers respond to the circumcision debate

Our readers shared their thoughts, opinions and experiences – no holds barred – on whether it's wisest to snip or not.

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A rare disease leaves toddler tumbling to the floor up to 100 times a day

"We started to notice that she couldn't walk in a straight line anymore"

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To snip or not to snip: circumcision and mother's guilt

When a mom needs to make decisions about things she knows nothing about.

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Claire Wineland is living her best life with cystic fibrosis

20-year-old Claire Wineland explains how her terminal illness hasn't held her back from doing what she loves. And it just so happens to be saving the world.

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A mom of two loses tons of weight and combats her mental illness while at it

Her extreme anxiety caused her to start comfort eating, which left her feeling even more dejected.

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‘Anxiety is...’ – This mom’s brutally honest post will change the way you see anxiety

“Anxiety isn't just having a hard time catching your breath."

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"Since having my last child, my body has become a mess"

"I felt like I was ugly, scarred, and completely broken."

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Can yoga help girls heal from trauma?

A researcher reveals the mental and physical benefits of yoga for teenage girls who have been victims of trauma.

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Preventing and treating burn wounds in children

The unthinkable can happen so quickly. Here's how to handle it if your child has an accident. 

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4 things parents can do to help protect their kids' kidneys

Chronic kidney disease in children is a rising problem. A Stellenbosch University child health specialist explains what parents can do to help stem the tide.

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What 25 years of caring for my disabled son has taught me

Crispian's eldest son was initially given just 16 years to live - now he's 25. The Cape Town teacher shares the incredible lessons she has learnt over the years of caring for her disabled son, Dominique.

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Parents urged to warn kids against deadly ‘Hot Water Challenge’

The deadly ‘game’ has already left one dead and two other’s severely burned.

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8 Easy steps to help someone start running

Got a friend who’s ready to give running a try? Here’s how to get them off to a good start.

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5 Gentle yoga poses that help relieve stress

Holding gentle poses for minutes at a time releases tension in the body and the mind.

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The terrifying prevalence of child sexual abuse is costing the country by the billion

For the first time, a nationally conducted study is able to place a monetary value on what child sexual abuse is costing the economy.
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