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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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Anti-vaxx billboards are going up all over the US – here’s why it’s problematic

Many people are of the opinion that not only is it unnecessary to vaccinate their children, but that it's dangerous too. And we're afraid these billboards popping up all over the U.S. will mobilise and expand the anti-vaxx movement, putting millions of lives at risk.

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WATCH: How gogos in Zimbabwe are tackling depression with the Friendship Bench

There's still a stigma around mental health disorders in many communities, which prevents people from getting the intervention and treatment they need. In Zimbabwe, psychiatrist Dixon Chibanda is doing his best to change this and help his community. How? By training local gogos in evidence-based talk therapy, of course.

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If there’s one thing you take from today it should be this important message from Dr. Amelia Shepherd

Caterina Scorsone (a.k.a. Dr Amelia Shepherd of Grey's Anatomy) has a message for you this Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And we hope you're listening!

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Where your real friends at? 16- to 24-year-olds are the loneliest, study reveals

This World Mental Health Day we need to talk about our youth, particularly in light of a recent survey on loneliness revealing that 16- to 24-year-olds are the loneliest age group.

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1 in 4 SA varsity students have been diagnosed with depression

"Depression does not discriminate – and can affect any race, age, gender or religion." Every day should be Mental Health Day.

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How two SA little ones with cleft palates went from being shunned by their communities to regaining their confidence

On Saturday 29 September Leila Amien will be hosting a soccer tournament at the Fives Futbol Courts at Century City. All proceeds go to Operation Smile – the non-profit organisation providing free surgeries to repair cleft lip and cleft palate to underprivileged communities. Here's how you can help.

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Mom whose two sons died in car accident tells her story

Madisema Mokoena says her spirit died along with her boys’ after she lost control of her vehicle.

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4-year-old with cerebral palsy walks for the first time on the first day of school!

A four-year-old with cerebral palsy took her first steps unaided on the first day of primary school – with encouragement from her devoted twin brother.

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WATCH: A year after the Grenfell Tower fire, here's how students are dealing with their loss

Homes were destroyed, over 70 lives were lost, and of which two were students at Oxford Gardens Primary School, located less than a kilometre away from where the Grenfell Tower fire – the deadliest structural fire in the United Kingdom since 1988 – happened.

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WATCH: Boy with rare condition starts first day of primary school

Xander Pickering has a rare condition, which, for a very long time, meant he was unable to attend school. But he'll be attending "big school" this year for the first time, and he couldn't be more excited.

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WATCH: Chrissy Teigen admits that after Luna was born she was "drinking too much"

Chrissy Teigen shares how she went from struggling to cope after Luna was born, and drinking excessively as a result, to realising it’s much more important to take care of yourself and your mental health.

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Spiders and spider bites

Do you know how to spot a potentially dangerous spider? Learn about South Africa's venomous spiders and how to protect your family.

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Does your child survive on energy drinks during exams?

Children are getting more sugar from what they drink than eat and energy drinks have been identified as the main culprit.

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Adele's best friend on postnatal psychosis: "I even forgot who I was"

It's not something many people know about, let alone talk about. But postnatal psychosis is real and mom Adele is helping to spread awareness after her friend opened up about suffering from it.

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“My little FUPA and I feel like we are meant to be": Beyoncé reveals even the queen's post-baby body isn't what it used to be

Beyoncé's in-her-own-words Vogue interview is the kind of story you're going to want to read today. Listen up: here's proof that even Queen B took some time to get back to doing what she does best: slaying.

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10-year-old with a genetic disorder makes viral waves with her incredible talent

Despite the physical challenges of living with Muscular Dystrophy, the remarkable Ekaterina Borodulkina creates striking art and it's nothing short of inspiring.

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"I'm sure we have PTSD": Parents of two-year-old girl that survived ovarian cancer make her smile every day

This brave two-year-old girl has had to fight for her life and has been undergoing aggressive chemotherapy after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

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"Our little trooper": Katherine, the toddler whose skin broke out in blistering rashes

When Katherine was born her body was covered in rash-like pustules that would blister and scab her fragile little body. Parent24 spoke to her dad, Richard, who told us all about her journey and how, eventually, she was diagnosed with the rare disease, incontinentia pigmenti.

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Dehydration is more common than many people realise

Clearing up some myths about dehydration.

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Toddler has PTSD after nearly losing his life three times

A little boy has beaten the odds and stunned doctors by beating three deadly illnesses, which left him suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at the age of just three.

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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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