Home > Parenting > Child > News News All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy Childhood obesity brings future health problems High blood pressure, liver problems and heart disease risk upped in heavy kids. 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 Abuse leaves baby disabled A two-year-old girl is severely disabled because of a head injury, allegedly inflicted by her mother's boyfriend. Tutu pays tribute to Tygerberg Children's Hospital Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has thanked the doctors, nurses and staff of Tygerberg Children’s Hospital in Cape Town for the work they do. No 3D movies for under sixes Children under six should be denied access to 3D films, computers and video games, according to a French health watchdog. Moisturising newborns prevents allergies Moisturising your newborn's skin regularly could help prevent eczema and food allergies later in life. US: Smack children but not with implements The majority of US citizens believe that smacking a child at home is perfectly fine, but it should not involve implements. Antibiotics raise risk of childhood obesity The risk of obesity rises if antibiotics are given to children before the age of two, a new study finds. “ Latest comment on Health24 Shirley Deysel says... Condolences to the family. Load shedding killed my baby ” Sleep woes common among troubled kids Researchers link psychiatric issues to 'behavioural insomnias of childhood'. 'My parents beat me and I turned out fine!' Really? Most people agree on the need for discipline when it comes to raising children. What people disagree on, though, is how much discipline is required. Birth spacing tied to autism risk Spacing between sibling births may influence the risk of autism, a study finds. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Uncontrolled periodontal disease and diabetes – a collective health risk? Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Eduloan offers affordable education finance Live healthier 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. Vitamin wise » Vitamins for HIV What to eat for vitamin B? Cut down on vitamins All you need to know about vitamins Find out which vitamin to use for which condition. Ask our Vitamin expert.