Home > Parenting > News News All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy Parent work schedules affect relationships with kids Research from North Carolina State University shows that working a job that doesn’t keep 'regular' hours can hurt the relationships between parents and adolescents. TALK Parenting forum » ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Peanut butter and raisins Minions love bananas Messy children make better learners Study shows toddlers learn words for nonsolids better when getting messy in a highchair. Hearing loss among US teens increasing One in six teens has some degree of preventable hearing loss, but few parents warn kids to turn down sources of excessive noise. Baby delivered from brain-dead mother Doctors have delivered a baby from a woman who has been brain-dead for three months. SA maternal mortality rate increases South Africa is not on track to meet development goals to reduce its maternal mortality ratio, a report says. Feeding choices may raise babies' risk of coeliac disease Delayed introduction of gluten to a baby's diet and breastfeeding for longer than one year appear to increase the risk of coeliac disease. Harsh words for teenagers may backfire A new study reveals that parents who discipline their teenagers with yelling and name-calling may ultimately be doing far more harm than good. Pippie: the latest update When 80% of little Pippie Kruger's body suffered third-degree burns, no doctor thought she would survive. This is the inspiring story of a little girl's fight for survival. Mead Johnson settles over baby formula probe Mead Johnson Nutrition said it will pay a penalty of about $33 million related to a probe by China into anti-competitive behaviour. “ Latest comment on Health24 Esme Collins says... I certainly know what it is to be touch deprived (total lack of affection = anger!) Are you touch-deprived? ” Doctors can influence parents' vaccination choices Research suggests that the way a doctor talks about vaccines can make a difference in whether or not parents resist shots for their child. Irregular bedtimes make kids misbehave Researchers from UCL have found that children with irregular bedtimes are more likely to have behavioural difficulties. No evidence that probiotics soothe colic Although the use of probiotics is growing in popularity among parents hoping to treat infant colic, there is no clear evidence that it helps. A simple solution for inverted nipples One in ten women suffers from flat or inverted nipples. This condition is defined by a nipple that does not respond to a ‘pinch test’, the cold, or stimulation by becoming erect. Adult emotional problems triggered in womb New research by scientists indicates that adults could be at greater risk of poor mental health if they were deprived of certain hormones in the womb. Dietitians add support to World Breastfeeding Week The Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) will be observing World Breastfeeding Week from 1st to 7th August 2013. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life. Live healthier Child nutrition » Your child's nutrition Nutrition for schoolkids Diets for toddlers The parent's guide to food labels Making sense of food labels and matching them to the needs of family members can be a challenge. Here are some tips from dietician Megan Pentz-Kluyts. Financial wellness » Money disappointments Investment tips Financially freaked out? High debt may have negative health consequences A new study found that high financial debt is associated with higher blood pressure and poorer general and mental health in young adults.