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Do you know how dirty your baby's cot is?

"...our beds are an ideal breeding ground for germs, housing between 4-16 different species of fungi at any one time." Read this before you drench your baby or cot mattress in bleach!

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Mom, is your backache killing you? Here's what might be the cause...

After two years of unexplained back pain, this mom found others with the same complaint – and then realised what it could be.

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Mutant sheep bred to fight lethal childhood brain diseases

Genetically modified sheep are on the front lines in the war on brain diseases.

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Parents’ drug, alcohol and tobacco use negatively impacts all areas of child well-being – new study

Given that large numbers of children may be affected by parental substance use, this is an important public health challenge. Particularly given that we know that poor well-being in childhood can impact later life too.

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'Burns are not only related to fire' - The top 10 ways to prevent burns in children according to ChildSafe

'Scalding from boiling or very hot liquids occur more frequently than fire-related burns but these injuries can be averted with extra vigilance and monitoring from parents.'

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'It’s still taboo': Parenting with a mental illness

"In her lower moments she still worries that she’s not good enough for her children, and that they’d be better off with someone else"

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Is bedtime a battle? Children are now being diagnosed with insomnia disorders

There is no single cause of child sleep problems. But these children commonly share high levels of anxiety around bedtime.

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What’s the scoop on kids and dirt?

Get enough to help, but not enough to hurt, a doctor advises. Turns out, kids may need more exposure to dirt and microbes than previously thought.

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This 7-year-old's creative response to his mother's illness will make your heart melt

When Noah's mother was diagnosed with cancer, he came up with an idea to express his grief. And now his idea is raising funds for cancer research.

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Why parents should fear measles, not the vaccine

"Measles is not trivial. It is distressing at best and life-threatening at worst. Parents should fear it." David Scheifele a Canadian infection specialist gives parents the reasons why they should vaccinate their children against measles.

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Boksburg mom receives shock cancer diagnosis shortly after having triplets: ‘I didn’t know how I’d cope’

Maritza was just coming to terms with motherhood when she received the shock diagnosis: stage 3 breast cancer.

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'It is incredibly hard to see them in pain': Local mom shares her experience coping with her children's extreme skin allergies

"When my son Gabriel was around 15 months, I had to rush him to the ER during the night as his skin had become so inflamed and broken it was bleeding, and he was in so much pain."

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Mystery condition causes 8-year-old constant pain

Anthony van den Berg (8) of Kempton Park, on the East Rand, can’t run around like other little boys his age as he’s constantly in pain and doctors don’t know why.

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'It's not because of what a parent is doing': Global study finds autism is 80% more likely to be inherited

Studies discrediting the widely-believed myth that vaccines are the leading cause of autism are in no short supply, but a recent study, the largest of it's kind, has proven that the cause of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is primarily due to genetics.

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WATCH: How vaccinations work to strengthen the immune system

Learn how vaccinations work with this thorough videographic.

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Mom makes embarrassing discovery after rushing daughter to GP

Darian Depreta was in a panic after she discovered a dark mark in her baby daughter Bella’s mouth.

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13-year-old discovers toilet hand dryers are as loud as rock concerts to children, and her research has been published in a medical journey

If you want something done... A 13-year-old has just taught us the value of the old adage, and her research proving how dangerously loud toilet hand dryers are for children, has been vetted and approved by the medical community in Canada.

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Louder for the people in the back: Another new study proving vaccinations have absolutely no link to autism

“The idea that vaccines cause autism is still going around. And the anti-vaxx movement, if anything, has perhaps only grown stronger over the last 15 years... The trend that we're seeing is worrying, " explained Anders Hviid, one of the researchers who worked on a study to prove, once again, there is absolutely no link between vaccinations and autism.

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Watch: Paediatric study says kids are at risk from edible cannabis

A study by the Canadian Paediatric Society has found "a significant number of young children" required medical care after ingesting cannabis.

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Another designer baby scientist plans to take on incurable diseases

Denis Rebrikov is confident that his use of the mostly illegal genome-editing technique, CRISPR, will prove more successful than his disgraced predecessor.

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WATCH: Scientists say playing Pokémon as a kid may have altered your brain and left a Pikachu-shaped hole in your heart

There's a reason you light up every time you see an animal that looks even slightly similar to Pikachu, Bulbasaur and Charizard.

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The UK is banning harmful stereotypes in adverts and we’re thrilled (but not too much – wouldn’t want you to think we’re overemotional)

As of Friday, 14 June, the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned any and all harmful stereotypes in adverts. Their guideline for ads to avoid includes those with stereotypical personality traits for young girls and boys, and for new moms, ads which "suggests that looking attractive or keeping a home pristine is a priority over other factors such as their emotional wellbeing".

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Postnatal depression goes unchecked in men, but early detection is key to ensuring fathers remain present and involved

One in 10 men experience postnatal depression, but for the most part, it goes undetected.
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