Home > Parenting > News News All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy » Fertility » Baby » Child Nutrition » Body » Home » First Year » Multimedia » Birth » Pregnancy nutrition » Pregnancy week-by-week » Kindergesondheid Children can use media in healthy, effective ways Screen time is often criticised for being bad for children's development, but paediatricians say even toddlers can selectively benefit from educational TV and apps. ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » How to stimulate your baby How to massage a new baby How much gun violence do your kids see in movies? According to an expert, viewing violent media content has many negative effects, including desensitisation, a distorted view of reality and aggressive behaviour. Shorter course of antibiotics bad for kids' ear infections A shortened five-day course of antibiotics in the case of youngsters with ear infections showed no benefits over a standard 10-day course. How to ease the pain of infant vaccinations The best way to ease babies' discomfort after vaccinations includes lidocaine cream, a little sugar and parental soothing. Baby teethers in US contain bisphenol-A Researchers in the United States who tested five dozen baby teethers found that although most of them were labelled BPA-free or non-toxic, all of them contained BPA. WHO urges curbs on online food marketing to children In digital media, an extensive, highly-complex system of advertising delivery has evolved, making children vulnerable to the marketing of unhealthy foods. Birthing pool not ideal for delivery It is important to differentiate between labouring in water and delivering in water – and new guidelines state that delivering a baby in water has no discernible benefits. Pregnancy may boost stroke risk in younger women Multiple studies have shown that pregnancy, especially the third trimester and the postpartum period, is a time of increased stroke risk for women of childbearing age. Dating violence rife in cyberspace A new study finds that cyber dating abuse could be an extension of 'regular' dating violence, just through a new avenue. Public healthcare helps mother – then sends huge bill of R11 000 A young mother who suffered pain and bleeding for months after she was badly stitched after giving birth, who was helped only after the Health Department intervened, has received a bill for R11 000. Keeping minors from tanning beds can save many lives Indoor tanning exposes people to ultraviolet radiation, a major risk factor for skin cancer – and using indoor tanning before age 35 increases melanoma risk. Weight-loss surgery may reduce pregnancy complications A study suggests that women who undergo weight-loss surgery procedures before pregnancy are less likely to need Caesarean deliveries than obese women. Epidural better than 'laughing gas' for labour pain Nitrous oxide ('laughing gas') is becoming more widely available in the United States, but the majority of patients still end up requesting an epidural. More kids and teens heading to ER with headaches Between 2007 and 2014 hospital admission rates for children with a headache increased from 10 percent to 24 percent, a recent study found. Be aware of what you share online about your kids Nowadays parents disclose things about their kids online, leaving a lasting 'digital footprint', often containing personal information, which can have repercussions. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors How to care for your vaginal flora Live healthier Hello? » SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Earworms: Let it go Is it bad to sleep with earplugs all the time? SEE: Do women hear better than men? The reason why men often appear not to be listening could be because they actually can't hear you. Confident smile? » Acidic drinks can harm your kids' smiles The facts on bleaching your teeth Am I taking good care of my teeth? Why are my teeth stained? We know the rules – brush your teeth twice a day and floss to keep them healthy. But, have you ever wondered what causes those stains that sometimes appear?