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? » Baby born as truck kills mother Beautiful short film about radioactive contamination in Japan 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. Feeding a picky eater If your child is a picky eater you will know how difficult it is to feed them. We get a clinical paediatric dietitian to advise. “ Latest comment on Health24 Yakubu Ibrahim says... Great lost to the world. Experts killed – blow to hope of Aids cure ” 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 A number of good reasons why saving the tooth is a better option Breakfast like a King Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many. Live healthier Yoga » Exercise time? Yoga mats matter Yoga and sleep What yoga can do for you Yoga is a stress-buster, but it also helps with anxiety, depression, insomnia, back pain and other ills. Allergy alert » Allergy myths Cold or allergy? Children and allergies Allergy facts vs. fiction Some of the greatest allergy myths and misconceptions can actually be damaging to your health.