Home > Parenting > Child > News News All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy Poverty may affect children's brain development A new study suggests that there is a brain difference and an achievement difference between poor and middle-class children. TALK Parenting forum » ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » How to stimulate your baby Baby born as truck kills mother Parents shunning newborns' vitamin shot Doctors have warned that ant-vaccine parents who refuse the vitamin K shot routinely given to newborns can lead to babies suffering from dangerous internal bleeding. What motivated the paedophile ring behind baby rape in South Africa? An alleged paedophile with a fetish for the sexual abuse of babies in nappies will appear in court on July 1. Why did he do it? Was it a case of instant gratification, sexual entitlement or possibly even virgin cleansing? How to fix SA's alarmingly low reading rates Teachers who are competent to teach reading are essential to achieve the national goals for reading literacy, according to an academic. Pioneering heart procedure saves two-month-old baby Two-month-old Miané Burger recently underwent a successful ablation heart procedure – the first time in South Africa that this procedure has been performed on such a young baby. Online breast milk trading carries serious health risks Raw, unpasteurised human breast milk bought online can expose consumers to many serious infectious diseases, including hepatitis, HIV and syphilis. Why children of obese parents are more likely to be obese While in the womb, the cells of children of obese mothers may be programmed to accumulate extra fat, or develop differences in metabolism that could lead to insulin resistance. “ Latest comment on Health24 Sandi Ludick du Toit says... Do you realise that they have this machine - the only one in Africa - at Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital in Pinelands, Cape Town? How CyberKnife saved Clive Rice's life ” Jerry Collins' orphan baby awakens from coma Ayla, the orphaned baby daughter of All Blacks rugby star Jerry Collins and his wife Alana who were tragically killed in a car crash earlier this month, has reportedly awoken from a coma. New drugs could block development of migraines A new class of drugs target a biochemical involved in setting off migraines and might effectively prevent these headaches in a substantial portion of sufferers. Parents going viral with ugly hair cut videos shaming kids A new trend where parents punish (shaming) misbehaving tweens and teens with ugly hair cuts has been countered with parents who create videos with hug-it-out versions instead. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready The health benefits of donating blood Hydration is vital all year round Momentum Health: an industry leader in healthcare Live healthier Up for grabs » Raw pet food a risky choice New finding on pet food scare Why do wet dogs stink? Win food for your pet Stand a chance of winning a lazy bed and new Hill’s Ideal Balance dog food! Cure your cough » Diagnosing a chronic cough The most abused over-the-counter drug in SA Five of the weirdest things to cause a cough Why are you coughing? A cough can be a symptom of a wide variety of different health conditions, ranging from a foreign body to infective diseases and even cancer.