Home > Parenting Parenting All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy » Fertility » Baby » Child Nutrition » Body » Home » First Year » Multimedia » Birth » Pregnancy nutrition » Pregnancy week-by-week » Kindergesondheid How much gun violence do your kids see in movies? According to an expert, viewing violent media content has many negative effects, including desensitisation, a distorted view of reality and aggressive behaviour. Parenting News Children can use media in healthy, effective ways Screen time is often criticised for being bad for children's development, but paediatricians say even toddlers can selectively benefit from educational TV and apps. More in Parenting News How much gun violence do your kids see in movies? Shorter course of antibiotics bad for kids' ear infections How to ease the pain of infant vaccinations Public healthcare helps mother – then sends huge bill of R11 000 Body More kids and teens heading to ER with headaches Between 2007 and 2014 hospital admission rates for children with a headache increased from 10 percent to 24 percent, a recent study found. See all Body » Nutrition Weight-loss surgery may reduce pregnancy complications A study suggests that women who undergo weight-loss surgery procedures before pregnancy are less likely to need Caesarean deliveries than obese women. See all Nutrition » Birth Birthing pool not ideal for delivery It is important to differentiate between labouring in water and delivering in water – and new guidelines state that delivering a baby in water has no discernible benefits. See all Birth » Parenting Dating violence rife in cyberspace A new study finds that cyber dating abuse could be an extension of 'regular' dating violence, just through a new avenue. See all Parenting » Take action ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » How to stimulate your baby How to massage a new baby Birth Epidural better than 'laughing gas' for labour pain Nitrous oxide ('laughing gas') is becoming more widely available in the United States, but the majority of patients still end up requesting an epidural. See all Birth » Parenting Childcare workers need to follow hand-washing guidelines In a study researchers used video cameras to record the hand-washing habits of adults at an early childhood centre. See all Parenting » Parenting Pregnancy may boost stroke risk in younger women Multiple studies have shown that pregnancy, especially the third trimester and the postpartum period, is a time of increased stroke risk for women of childbearing age. See all Parenting » advertisement From our sponsors 10 facts about diabetes and insulin you need to know How to care for your vaginal flora JHB - Free Caregiver Workshop with TENA experts - 15 February JHB - Free home visit and assessment with a TENA nurse advisor Live healthier Hello? » SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Earworms: Let it go Is it bad to sleep with earplugs all the time? SEE: Do women hear better than men? The reason why men often appear not to be listening could be because they actually can't hear you. Confident smile? » Acidic drinks can harm your kids' smiles The facts on bleaching your teeth Am I taking good care of my teeth? Why are my teeth stained? We know the rules – brush your teeth twice a day and floss to keep them healthy. But, have you ever wondered what causes those stains that sometimes appear?