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? » Allergy-free home 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 Blinding says... I aim for balance between people and nature. Also I prefer to budget for charity and do not give to beggars or "car guards"(if they help me unload that's different). Personally I... Money for people or animals? ” 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 Hill's Science Plan Canine Mini range What is Diabetic Neuropathy? There are more than 200 different viruses which can cause a cold A clinically proven skin care range is now available Live healthier Be vitamin-smart » A-Z of vitamins What is vitamin C? Ask the expert Why we need vitamin D Even in a country with an abundance of sunlight you might have a vitamin D deficiency. Here's why. Beat acne » Stars with scars Acne tips Skincare Myths about acne Through the ages, there have been many myths about acne. We list the myths and give you the facts.