Home > Parenting > Child > News News All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy » Fertility » Baby » Child Nutrition » Body » Home » First Year » Multimedia » Birth » Pregnancy nutrition » Pregnancy week-by-week » Kindergesondheid Divorce may weaken kids' immunity More and more children come from 'broken homes', and a divorce can raise a child's risk of catching colds in adulthood. ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » 10 interesting Down syndrome facts Autistic savant 'reads minds' Dad's attention may boost baby's IQ Infants with 'hands-on' fathers did better at thinking skills tests at age two than their counterparts. Playgrounds aren't always just fun and games Playgrounds have a darker side, and parents need to know what to look out for to prevent playground-related injuries. Lazy teens have weaker skeletons A study found that kids who aren't getting enough physical exercise are not using their bodies in ways that promote bone strength. Sleepovers with dad a good thing after divorce A study found that children who had overnights with their fathers when they were infants or toddlers had higher-quality relationships with both parents when they were older. Eastern Cape kids to benefit from play-based learning A new initiative by an educational organisation, in partnership with the LEGO Foundation, will encourage 'learning-through-play' in the Eastern Cape. The impact of child abuse can last a lifetime A study found that physical, social or emotional abuse in childhood was linked at midlife to a greater risk of time off from work due to long-term sickness, Children with heart defects may struggle at school Schools should be aware that children with heart defects can have learning difficulties, even long after their heart defect is 'fixed'. Stuttering linked to reduced blood flow in brain Researchers found evidence among people who stutter of reduced blood flow to the Broca's area of the brain, which is situated in the frontal lobe. Mother takes steps after 5-year-old son hits 45kg A Free State mother sought professional help after being told that her son’s weight was a serious health issue. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000! Live healthier Wasting water? » South Africa is facing a water crisis Water saving tips Water quality report shocks SEE: How much water do you use per day? With level 4 water restrictions in Cape Town, residents are urged to use a maximum of 100 litres per person per day. Here’s how quickly it adds up. Life saving tip! » SEE: 10 things to keep in your first aid kit 10 first aid myths Here's why you need a first aid kit in the car Emergency services are often spread thin, especially when storms and major disasters strike. When travelling on the road, having a well-stocked first aid kit could be a lifesaver.