Home > Parenting > Child > Body Body All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy Chickenpox vaccine shortage in Germany German doctors have been told to ration two chickenpox vaccines for children after drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline stopped deliveries. TALK Parenting forum » ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Beautiful short film about radioactive contamination in Japan How to stimulate your baby Tik-babies: addicted at birth While accurate numbers of babies born to tik-users are not yet available, a minimum of 6% of mothers who give birth in the Western Cape admit to using tik. About worms Three hundred million are severely ill due to worms and of those at least 50% are school-age children. Making food fun for fussy eaters If there’s one thing every parent of young children understands it’s the frustration of trying to get their kids to eat a balanced diet. Your blood saves lives: Jaryd survives Ewing’s Sarcoma Jaryd Ryan Smith, 12 years old boy from Johannesburg was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma the day after his 9th birthday. Dogs may protect babies from some infections Babies who spend time around pet dogs have fewer ear infections and respiratory ailments than those whose homes are animal-free. Dealing with a picky eater If your child is a picky eater you will know how difficult it is to feed them. Kath Megaw, a Clinical Paediatric Dietician has some advice on how to cope with a fussy eater. “ Latest comment on Health24 Brolloks En Bittergal says... I do not believe a word they say about meats and fats. Ask any Eskimo (cold climate) or Masai (warm climate) two things: 1.) How many of your people die of coronary artery... High-protein diet may up cancer and diabetes risk ” Pneumococcal disease facts Globally, over 2-million children die from pneumonia each year. Knowledge is power, which is why understanding pneumonia – the risks, causes and symptoms is good parenting. Study finds mismatch between kids and vitamins A new study finds that children may not be getting some of the most needed nutrients from their vitamin pills. Healthy snacks for kids Babies and toddlers have such small appetites that to meet all their dietary needs in three meals a day is impossible. This is where healthy snacks come in. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Recovery after exercise is an essential part of any workout What is Metabolic Syndrome? Could you have it? Eyecare for computer users Treet-It Anti-Lice aiding schools in the prevention of Head Lice Live healthier Down hill? » Argus Cycle Tour Celebrities who masturbate Can't get it up? Erectile dysfunction and the cyclist Does cycling cause erectile dysfunction? Some urologists seem to think so. Fitness fuel » Banned substances Sport and nutrition Exercise myths busted Are there any 'safe' sports supplements? Sportsmen and -women need to be super vigilant when they take any medication or supplement. Just one wrong step can ruin a promising career, DietDoc warns.