Home > Parenting > Child > News News All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy Moisturising newborns prevents allergies Moisturising your newborn's skin regularly could help prevent eczema and food allergies later in life. 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 '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. 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. Birth spacing tied to autism risk Spacing between sibling births may influence the risk of autism, a study finds. Early therapy may reduce autism symptoms Spotting and treating autism symptoms in infancy may prevent developmental delays in children. Griekwastad: What SA law says about child killers The Griekwastad boy who has been found guilty of rape and a triple murder has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. We take a closer look at what happens to children who commit serious crimes. Fitter kids have better processing skills Researchers found that fitter kids have faster and stronger brain responses during reading, resulting in better reading performance and language comprehension. “ Latest comment on Health24 Henno says... Weed brings together people, it makes people have empathy for each other, it bridges the gap in upbringing and culture Government stays in "business" because they go about... Afroman's new stoner anthem to legalise dagga ” 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. Obese boys more likely to be involved in bullying Obese boys are more likely to be both bully and bullied than slimmer peers, and the process begins before these children ever set foot inside a school. Glaucoma can affect babies, too In U.S., one in 10,000 infants is born with the vision-robbing disease. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Eduloan offers affordable education finance Vote for 2014 Hill's Pet Slimmer of the Year Live healthier Strenghten your immunity » Keep your immunity strong Immune system boosters Boost your family's immunity 5 immune boosters in your kitchen You don’t need a handful of vitamins and supplements to keep your body healthy, check out these five immune boosting foods you probably already have in your kitchen. Depression » Depression Depression and ageing Teen depression Depression: do you know the signs? One of the key roles you can play in the health of someone who is depressed or suffers from anxiety is to make sure they get the help they need. Here's what you need to know.