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 Jury awards record-setting sum in baby powder lawsuit A woman won a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, alleging that using the company's baby powder caused her to develop ovarian cancer. 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 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. 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. 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. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000! Live healthier Wasting water? » South Africa is facing a water crisis Water saving tips Water quality report shocks SEE: How much water do you use per day? With level 4 water restrictions in Cape Town, residents are urged to use a maximum of 100 litres per person per day. Here’s how quickly it adds up. Life saving tip! » SEE: 10 things to keep in your first aid kit 10 first aid myths Here's why you need a first aid kit in the car Emergency services are often spread thin, especially when storms and major disasters strike. When travelling on the road, having a well-stocked first aid kit could be a lifesaver.