Home > Parenting > Child > News News All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy 4 Danger signs in children you should not miss Spotting these four vital signs in your child could save his or her 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 Tips for healthy school lunches kids will actually eat When packing school lunches for kids, one should keep time constraints and other factors in mind when choosing foods. Scientists spot gene linked to severe autism Researchers may have discovered a genetic cause of autism, and aim to get to the root of the disorder. Kids exposed to secondhand smoke may have clogged arteries Findings suggest that the health effects of passive smoking on children are not limited to respiratory or developmental health, but can have a long-term impact on cardiovascular health. When to keep kids home from school A paediatrician offers advice on common childhood ailments, and when to keep your child home from school. Cape Town baby has huge tumour removed sucessfully It is a miracle that this baby has been discharged from hospital after having "one of the largest tumours of it's kind" removed, say experts. 14 percent of two-year-olds in US drink coffee One in seven 2-year-olds and 2.5 percent of 1-year-olds in Boston, USA, drink coffee, according to a survey. “ Latest comment on Health24 Rollingstone Brown says... there is a crisis but there is no crisis in SA hospitals my F Is there a hand-washing crisis in SA state hospitals? ” IVF kids may have higher risk of autism Kids conceived through in vitro fertilisation may be at higher risk of autism, but multiple births and the mother's age may also be responsible. Breastfeeding leads to higher IQ A study indicates that prolonged breastfeeding leads to higher intelligence scores and higher earning potential in adulthood. Should we tell our kids they're fat? Nowadays we don't like to talk about weight issues, especially not with our children, but by avoiding the topic are we actually encouraging our children to be unhealthy? load more articles advertisement Live healthier Hypertension » Salt may be bad for more than blood pressure Regularly salting foods heightens death risk How potassium fights high blood pressure Are you eating too much salt? Did you know that high blood pressure affects as many as 25% of adult South Africans? Do you have a sweet tooth? » What’s SA’s most sugary drink? Craving sugar? Blame your brain WHO says we're eating too much sugar 10 foods with hidden sugar Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, you might still be eating far more sugar than you think.