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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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CBD oil is legal, and parents can treat their kids without risk of legal action

In May 2019 health minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced that low dose CBD products were no longer restricted, and can be legally bought and sold until May 2020.

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Jessica Alba reveals that she goes to therapy with her 10-year-old daughter

Jessica Alba is determined to be the best mom. The Hollywood actress has revealed that she has been going to counselling with her oldest daughter.

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Calling your child fatso or chubby does nothing to motivate weight loss says study

In fact, fat shaming is the reason they keep gaining weight.

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National Child Protection Week comes and goes but the impact of childhood trauma endures into adulthood

When the initial environment is unusually tough and unfriendly, then a child’s perception of the world may form around violence, fear, lack of safety and sadness.

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"I thought my child would spend the rest of his life unable to walk": This local mom's story is raising awareness about clubfoot in SA

This Pretoria-based mom's son is one of more than 2000 babies born with clubfoot in South Africa each year, her story serves as an important marker in raising awareness around the treatable condition.

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Burn-out is now an official medical diagnosis, parents everywhere say 'We told you so'

According to the World Health Organisation, burn-out is now an official medical diagnosis. We take a look at the experiences of working parents, and share a few expert tips to help you avoid burning-out.

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CBD oil isn't legal yet, but parents are giving it to their kids anyway

The cannabis compound is as yet unregulated by the MCC, which means it is technically illegal and potentially dangerous, but some parents still offer the controversial treatment to their children. We take a look...

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Watch: The 'scary thoughts' women who suffer severe post-natal depression have

A young mom has confessed to having such severe post-natal depression that she was consumed by irrational anxiety.

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How to stop kids from cutting themselves – advice from an ER doctor

Family Physician Carlos Yu has been exposed to more emergency room visits due to self-harm among teens than he cares to count, in Canada. With equal importance for South African parents, he offers invaluable advice.

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Actress Nokuthula Mavuso on new mothers being pressured to lose post-pregnancy weight quickly

Pregnancy is undeniably one of the most beautiful experiences a woman can go through.

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Are these new screen time guidelines for children under 5 realistic?

The World Health Organisation recently released screen time guidelines for children under 5. One hour a day they say, and with good reason too. But is it really all that realistic?

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Pink says she’s been going to couples counselling for 17 years: “It’s the only reason we’re still together”

“I’m hoping that the taboo of it all is going away because more and more people are talking about it. I think talking about it is the most important thing." – Pink talks mental health and opens up about marriage counselling.

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9 Common vaccine myths, busted!

There are many falsehoods around vaccines. Anna Sutton helps you to arm yourself with the truth.

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What to do if you're being abused

If you are currently in an abusive situation, the following information could assist you. 
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