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“There are no gentle ways to fight alcohol addiction”: The mom and wine pairing

In response to our article about how normal the moms and wine pairing has become, and that there's a way gentler than the 12-step programme to get back on track, a reader wrote in to say it's something parents need to overcome, but it's not that easy.

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SA's kids: The good news, the bad news and the ugly news

We know South Africa is a beautiful place, and it's becoming ever more beautiful for many of our kids. But there are still some shocking stats – and we need to address them quickly.

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80% of SA's male youth deaths are alcohol-related and drug consumption is twice the world norm

We've gone from 8 787 people admitted for drug treatment in 2016 in SA to 10 047 in 2017. We need to talk about substance abuse this SANCA Drug Awareness Week.

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How can I tell if my baby is dehydrated?

Signs to look out for – yes even in winter.

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Toddler can’t play in the sunlight due to rare eye condition

A tot born with a rare eye condition who experiences pain in the sunlight has been dubbed “our little vampire girl” by her doting parents.

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How a Star Wars mask helped this little cancer patient through radiation

A brave 8-year-old cancer victim who undertook his treatment dressed as movie characters has been declared free of the disease.

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How a 9-year-old became so addicted to Fortnite she wet herself to keep playing

With the new Fortnite craze we need to ask ourselves, how addictive is gaming really?

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Did postnatal depression have anything to do with Serena's withdrawal from the 2018 French Open?

News of Serena Williams' withdrawal from the 2018 French Open has shocked the sporting community. Could the first-time mom’s bout with postnatal depression have anything to do with it?

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These moms decided to get super honest about their post-baby bods and they couldn't be more inspiring

Social media has a way of making things look better than they really are, but these moms are seriously breaking that mould showing off what their babies gave em'.

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Nice try, lice: how to get rid of head lice

Get the fine-tooth comb ready, you've got a problem you need to sort out.

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5 experts answer: Is it okay to give children pain killers?

What is the correct protocol when it comes to pain killers and our kids? Five experts weigh in.

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QUIZ: Do you have postnatal (or antenatal) depression?

Expecting and getting a child should be one of the happiest times of your life, so why do you feel anything but? Fill in this quiz to see whether you're suffering from depression.

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Mom on her son's fight with a rare neurological condition: "A disease that makes you think you are losing your mind"

At the age of 10, Jed Kagan from Cape Town started experiencing unbearable pain that had doctors perplexed. Mom Shana explains how her son went from sufferer to hero.

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SA family with dwarfism: "Height doesn’t matter – what counts is your heart"

Rika and Stephen Lowe from Mpumalanga have one wish for their adorable children: that they learn how to make their own way in life.

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Seven-year-old dubbed superhero after undergoing five organ transplants in one operation

A seven-year-old boy has become the first child in 20 years to undergo a remarkable operation – five organs transplanted in one go.

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How Dr Ding Dong and other giggle doctors help sick children

Child psychologist and researcher Caspar Addyman says it's important to have actors, entertainers, musicians and magicians in hospitals, as "giggle doctors" reduce patients' stress and anxiety. Here's the proof that laughter is the best medicine!

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Here's why your child may be afraid of doctor's visits

It may seem pretty harmless and even necessary at the time, but research shows that forcefully holding children for medical procedures could be why kids dread the doctor's office.

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Let's talk about lice

All you need to know about getting rid of these little buggers

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4 important things to consider if you're still unsure about where you stand in the vaccination debate

According to the World Health Organization, roughly 19.5 million babies worldwide have not been vaccinated. To commemorate World Immunisation Week 2018, we list 4 ways that prevention has proven better than cure.

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8-year-old boy with a disability becomes successful wheelchair model

This young boy has been dominating the runway!

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The story of Ayaan Ahmed, Cape Town's very own 'Bubble Boy'

Ayaan Ahmed was diagnosed with SCID in 2016 and his parents were told their little one wouldn't make it past a year. Parent24 sat down with his mother, Shamaa Sheik, who shared his incredible story.

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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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