Home > Parenting > Child > Body Body All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy 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. TALK Parenting forum » ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » How to stimulate your baby Cancer in SA children 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. 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. 5 nutrients every child needs Minerals are natural substances that are absorbed by your baby’s body through food and other supplements. These are the 5 minerals your child needs every day. “ Latest comment on Health24 Esme Collins says... I certainly know what it is to be touch deprived (total lack of affection = anger!) Are you touch-deprived? ” 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life. Live healthier Child nutrition » Your child's nutrition Nutrition for schoolkids Diets for toddlers The parent's guide to food labels Making sense of food labels and matching them to the needs of family members can be a challenge. Here are some tips from dietician Megan Pentz-Kluyts. Financial wellness » Money disappointments Investment tips Financially freaked out? High debt may have negative health consequences A new study found that high financial debt is associated with higher blood pressure and poorer general and mental health in young adults.