Home > Parenting > Child Child All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy » Baby » Nutrition » Body » Home » First Year Childhood abuse increases suicide risk Drug users with a history of severe childhood abuse may have an increased risk for suicide, a new study says. Child News Why you should donate breast milk The South African Breast Milk Reserve encourages mothers to breastfeed their babies exclusively for the first six months and to donate breastmilk to the SABR banks. It not only helps others, it can protect them against cancer. More in Child News Family stunts disabled daughter's growth to expand her world Kids who take antibiotics gain weight faster Emotional and physical child abuse may be equally bad At 4 months, babies don't relate touch to other senses Child Family stunts disabled daughter's growth to expand her world Jenn and Mark Hooper, parents of a severely disabled child, have recently raised eyebrows after taking a controversial decision to stunt their daughter's growth and remove her womb. See all Child » Child Emotional and physical child abuse may be equally bad Different types of child abuse have similar consequences: physically abused children and emotionally abused children struggle with very similar problems. See all Child » Child David Beckham appeals for better future for kids UNICEF ambassador and father of four appealed to world leaders to provide children with better education, sanitation and food security. See all Child » News Parents still concerned about safety of childhood vaccines While the link between vaccines and autism has long been discredited, a more recent parental concern is whether children might be receiving too many vaccines too soon. See all News » Take action ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » Autistic savant 'reads minds' How to massage a new baby Child Kids who take antibiotics gain weight faster Your BMI may be forever altered by the antibiotics you take as a child. Data suggest that every time children take an antibiotic, they gain weight faster over time. See all Child » Child Babies born in summer likely to be healthier adults A study found a link between birth month and certain health outcomes – children born during the summer months develop into healthier adults. See all Child » Parenting Kids of stressed mothers may have more dental cavities Findings of a new study show that dental cavities are more common among kids whose mothers have two or more biological markers of chronic stress. See all Parenting » Child Breast-feeding may affect autism symptoms New findings suggest that breast-feeding might enhance social development in certain at-risk infants. See all Child » advertisement From our sponsors Try the Meat Free Movember Challenge Fit starts now with MRP Sport Get Race Ready with REHIDRAT® Is your lifestyle harming your liver? Live healthier Toilet matters » 45 toilets in the world Poop in weird places Toilet paper debate The funniest bathroom signs ever These signs have taken toilet humour to the next level. Too Tired? » 20 signs of burnout Staying active reduces stress 10 ways to have a healthier work day Why you're exhausted Lost your mojo? Here are 5 surprising energy drainers, plus the easy fixes that will help put the pep back in your step!