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Baby’s birth saves mom’s life: Cervical cancer detected during birth

A mom’s life was saved by giving birth, as it helped doctors detect a cancerous mass.

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Italy just ruled that unvaccinated tots will be banned from kindergarten

A new law was recently passed in Italy that may prevent children from attending school. Health Minister Giulia Grillo put it simply: “No vaccine, no school.”

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With mass measles outbreaks across the world in 2018 and 2019, the UN urges parents to not fall for anti-vaxx disinformation

The Ukraine had the highest increase of measles cases between 2017 and 2018 with a total of 30 338, while Brazil hadn't had any cases reported in 2017 but surged to a total of 10 262 in 2018. The UN urges parents to vaccinate their children. “Lack of action today will have disastrous consequences for children tomorrow," they say.

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Seven-year-old fighting brain tumour receives puppy surprise

A seven-year-old girl receives an outpouring of puppy love following a recent cancer diagnosis.

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This app gives seniors "grandkids on-demand"

“I tried traditional home care, but it wasn’t what he needed.” In trying to help his granddad, this man created an app that connects the elderly with younger assistants.

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What do you do when someone you love loses a child?

"A friend of mine was in a car accident last week that left both her daughters, ages 7 and 10, on life support and in comas. On Friday her 7-year-old was declared brain dead and they are having her funeral this week… I find myself terrified to talk to her. What can I even say? What do I do?”

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Would you get a preventive double mastectomy? Celeb mom Nina Garcia opens up

Did you get a preventive double mastectomy or are you thinking about getting one? Email and tell us your story or vote below.

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Cardi B on her postnatal depression: “Out of nowhere, the world was heavy on my shoulders”

“I thought I was going to avoid it. When I gave birth, the doctor told me about postpartum, and I was like, ‘Well, I’m doing good right now, I don’t think that’s going to happen.’ But out of nowhere, the world was heavy on my shoulders.”

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Spiders and spider bites in South Africa: What parents need to know

Do you know how to spot a potentially dangerous spider? Learn about South Africa's venomous spiders and what to do when your child gets bitten.

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This NPO provides subsidised private healthcare to families living with autism in KZN

Action in Autism is the unique NPO providing autism resources and services to families regardless of their socio-economic status.

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How to have sun-safe kids – 5 simple rules

Sun exposure can cause serious damage to the skin by sun exposure in childhood. Protecting your children’s skin now could prevent skin cancer later in life.

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Surviving the holiday blues

The festive season can still be a joyous time if you find time to relax, unwind and spend the right amount of time with your loved ones.

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WATCH: Polio outbreak in Papua New Guinea after 18 years serves as a reminder to parents to vaccinate

It was eradicated decades ago but polio is back in Papua New Guinea. Here's why, all the way in South Africa, we need to vaccinate our children.

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WATCH: A new exercise guideline says we should get kids moving at age 3

A new exercise guideline says we should get kids moving at age 3 but we think that's much too late. Kids are singing Baby Shark at 1 years old. Why not get them to dance along too?

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Recent court case shines light on the horrors of female genital mutilation

International groups have fought to abolish the cultural practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) for decades, but a new US court ruling has shocked and discouraged activists.

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WATCH: This giggling baby’s chuckles were caused by a rare brain tumour

Gemma and Ed Young thought their son was just a very happy baby, but doctors later found Jack’s outbursts were triggered by a hypothalamic hamartoma – a benign brain tumour causing “laughing seizures”.

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Young people are more anxious than ever – and they don’t even know it

Generation Z is the most anxious group to date with their world dominated by social media and a constant desire to be perfect. Here's how to identify anxiety and depression in someone you love, and how to get them the help they need.

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Vaccinate your kids: "It's not a debate," say our readers

Readers responded to anti-vax billboards that went up all over the US and it seems we’re more divided than ever. But there is a clear right and wrong, our readers say, quite frankly, "it's not a debate".

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Getting your body back: It’s not as simple as “snap, crackle, pop”!

While your body is still figuring itself out after pregnancy, the last thing you want to hear is someone asking if you've got a second one on the way. The audacity! Phumeza Langa shares how she's slowly regaining her confidence and a few tips to get you through if you're in a similar position.

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SA snakes and snakebites: a parent's guide

A quick guide to which South African snakes are dangerous, what their bites can do and what to do if your child was bitten by a snake.

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Terminally ill boy achieves dream as he’s sworn in as honourary cop

For seven-year-old Drake Walker from California, US, the idea of following in his dad’s footsteps to become a police officer wasn’t just a dream but something he was determined to make a reality.

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Hope for 8-year-old Ukrainian girl with progeria

A young Ukrainian girl with a rare genetic disorder is set to travel to America for a ground-breaking treatment.
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