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Four young men die during initiation

The number of boys dying during initiations countrywide is alarming. Four have already died this year, one in the Eastern Cape and three in Mpumalanga.

Childbearing contagious among friends

A study looked at pairs of friends to see whether the childbearing of one of the friends increases the probability for the other friend to have a child.

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Texting improves link between sick teens and doctors

Adolescents with chronic diseases who were allowed to text their doctors were better equipped to manage their own healthcare and more likely to request help at the first sign of problems, a new study has found.

Cool teens may not come out on top

Children who place less focus on popularity, and more focus on becoming honest, helpful and hardworking, are the ones who may ultimately achieve success.

Active kids end up with strong bones

Lots of physical activity during childhood seems to set up young adults for years of strong bones, even if they don't exercise much during their teen years.

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