Home > Parenting > Child > News News All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy 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. 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 Early therapy may reduce autism symptoms Spotting and treating autism symptoms in infancy may prevent developmental delays in children. 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. 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. Rotavirus vaccine slashes infections in kids According to researchers, by 2009-2010, hospitalisations for rotavirus among children under 5 had been reduced by 94% due to widespread vaccination. Stricter guidelines for US infant formula makers New manufacturing guidelines for US infant formula makers require companies to test for Salmonella and Cronobacter. “ Latest comment on Health24 Mkansi Goldman Petrus says... Yooooo is bad to this woman mmmmm, askies . My ADHD husband's uncontrollable obsession with sex ” Glaucoma can affect babies, too In U.S., one in 10,000 infants is born with the vision-robbing disease. Kids' breakfast cereals remain loaded with sugar A child eating an average serving of a typical children's cereal eats more than 4.5 kg of sugar a year from that source alone. Foreign virus targets unvaccinated kids If unvaccinated people travel abroad, they may bring diseases like measles back and infect children who are unprotected because their parents chose not to vaccinate them. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Cardiovascular risk factors Eduloan offers affordable education finance Like us on facebook! Live healthier Knee pain relief » Knee injuries Test your knee pain knowledge Symptoms of knee pain Do you suffer from knee pain? Do you suffer from recurrent knee pain? It could be osteoarthritis... Vitamin wise » Vitamins for HIV What to eat for vitamin B? Cut down on vitamins Get your vitamins right Find out which vitamin to use for which condition. Ask our Vitamin expert.