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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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Heading to a region with malaria? Some simple steps to keep your family safe

After having studied the disease for more than 30 years, pathologist John Frean from Wits University shares the basics of prevention this World Malaria Day.

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WATCH: Introducing the first aid kit... for your mind

We have first aid kits for our physical health, but what about our mental health?

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8-year-old bone marrow donor saves siblings’ lives

An American boy has cured his siblings of sickle cell disease by donating his bone marrow.

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Thinking about getting 'the snip'? Here's how it works and why you shouldn't be worried

Are you considering getting “the snip”? Australian Lecturer James Dunn explains what the procedure entails and addresses the most frequently asked question: can it be reversed?

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Prince Harry is calling you out for letting your kids play Fortnite

Prince Harry has some pretty strong opinions about Fortnite.

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"My kid bumped his head!" When you should seek medical attention

“Every potential head injury in children should be taken seriously. As parents, we need to be aware of the risks of this common type of childhood injury so that we can ensure our children receive appropriate medical assessment and treatment in the event of a head injury.” Emergency medicine practitioner Dr Bianca Visser explains why parents should pay close attention when a child takes a bump to the head.

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On World Autism Day, let's rethink the way we see disability

In language about disability, a vocabulary has evolved that suggests something is missing. This World Autism Day let's look at disability, not as something to apologize for, but rather as something to celebrate and embrace.

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Big Tobacco is using social media influencers to hook a new generation of smokers

A worrying social media trend which is seeing young influencers sharing photos of their glamorous tobacco-sponsored adventures with their underage social media followers.

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Game-changing invention reduces pain in premature babies

"I hope that this is a game changer in terms of how incubators are built in the future."

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31 ways you can make load-shedding easier on your family

Load-shedding and power outages are becoming part of our lives now. Read our useful tips to minimise inconvenience.

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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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