Home > Parenting > Child > News News All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy Glaucoma can affect babies, too In U.S., one in 10,000 infants is born with the vision-robbing disease. 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 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. 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. 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. Fitter kids seem to be smarter Researchers found that fitter kids have faster and stronger brain responses during reading, resulting in better reading performance and language comprehension. Dialysis machine for babies saves lives A miniature dialysis machine proved its worth in Italy last year by saving the life of a baby girl with multiple organ failure. African American kids more likely to drown African American children lack basic swimming skills in greater numbers than their white or Hispanic counterparts, which means that they are much more likely to drown in swimming pools. “ Latest comment on Health24 KevinKing says... Polio donkey, you are an imbecile Afrikaners at risk of Parkinson's ” Stricter guidelines for US infant formula makers New manufacturing guidelines for US infant formula makers require companies to test for Salmonella and Cronobacter. Two more babies die in Bloemhof Diarrhoea has claimed the lives of two babies, while five are under observation in Bloemhof, North West. Pregnant women may need iodide supplements Research suggests that about one-third of pregnant women in the US are marginally iodine deficient and that supplementation could protect the brains of their babies. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors A number of good reasons why saving the tooth is a better option Breakfast like a King Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many. Live healthier Yoga » Exercise time? Yoga mats matter Yoga and sleep What yoga can do for you Yoga is a stress-buster, but it also helps with anxiety, depression, insomnia, back pain and other ills. 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.