Home > Parenting > News News All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy Breast-feeding may protect infants against obesity Babies who drank mother's milk for less than 2 months were more likely to gain extra weight, according to a recent study. TALK Parenting forum » ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Watch the first ever MRI video of a child being born Baby yoga or child abuse? Having strict parents may affect later relationships Teens whose parents use guilt or 'withholding' have trouble working out disagreements well into adulthood, according to a new study. Mother with womb transplant says risk paid off A Swedish woman who recently became the first woman to give birth after undergoing a uterus transplant feels that the risk was worth it. Surrogate babies may end up in stateless limbo The problem of statelessness could affect thousands of babies as more and more couples seek surrogates in countries like India, Mexico and Thailand. Breastfeeding helps heavy moms drop weight Obese women that follow breastfeeding recommendations after pregnancy are less likely to retain their pregnancy weight. Adult video games encourage risky behaviour in kids A study suggests that teenagers who play risk-glorifying games created for mature players may develop values consistent with their deviant game characters. Japan bans possession of child porn Japan has finally criminalised possession of child pornography, but still allows sexually explicit comics and animation. Gay fathers – mom and dad rolled into one Gay men raising babies show brain activity resembling that of both new mothers and new fathers. Single moms' job loss has negative impact on kids Children of single mothers who lose their jobs are less likely to graduate from high school and college, and more likely to develop depression, according to a study. “ Latest comment on Health24 Denise Coates says... Just by going to a Government hospital, you life span goes DOWN! Life expectancy in SA drops by 4.3 years ” Failed infertility treatment can affect mental health Continuing to long for a baby, years after fertility treatments have failed, may have an impact on women's mental health. Synthetic hormone may protect preemies' brains Synthetic erythropoietin (EPO), a hormone used to stimulate red blood cell production, might prevent brain damage when used shortly after preterm birth. Witbank family poisoned by household heater Three members of a Witbank family have died of carbon monoxide poisoning, allegedly caused by their heater, Mpumalanga police said on Tuesday. Motsoaledi warns against illegal initiation schools Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi urged parents to report illegal initiation schools to prevent their children from being harmed by ruthless racketeers. A new research on child abandonment and adoption A new qualitative research study on child abandonment and adoption in the context of African ancestral beliefs in contemporary urban South Africa was released today by the National Adoption Coalition South Africa (NACSA) ahead of Child Protection Week. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Uncontrolled periodontal disease and diabetes – a collective health risk? Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Eduloan offers affordable education finance Live healthier Medical bills » GP and money Cut medical bills Medical savings account Medical scheme: what is a self-payment gap? Have you exhausted your day-to-day benefits and moved into your self-payment gap? Here's what it means. 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.